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Commercial Finance

The commercial sector is wide ranging and includes sole traders, small family-run firms, mid-ranking corporates and listed companies.

The commercial sector is wide ranging and includes sole traders, small family-run firms, mid-ranking corporates and listed companies. The sector is vital to the UK’s economy, creating goods, services and jobs. Small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) make up 99.9 per cent of UK firms, accounting for 60 per cent of private sector employment and 52 per cent of turnover.  

Supporting the growth and success of businesses, particularly SMEs, is essential to the future prosperity of the UK. The banking and finance industry has a crucial role to play in supplying services to firms and providing access to finance so they can achieve their ambitions and grow to their full potential. SMEs across the UK need confidence that their provider will treat them fairly and consistently. 

Our Commercial Finance team represents members that provide services and finance for business, ensuring that UK firms get the support they need to thrive. 

We represent our members by developing policy positions and using our expertise to engage with key stakeholders in the UK, Europe and globally on key industry issues. We deliver collaborative change and facilitate the implementation of initiatives to enhance access to finance, service and competition. 

We provide extensive knowledge and expertise to members, acting as a centre of excellence including through extensive data, research and thought leadership. Involvement in committees in areas such as export and trade finance supports members’ insight into new ideas and best practice, enabling them to make more informed decisions.  

Guide for small businesses opening a business current account

Small business owners preparing to open or switch to a new business current account can now do so more easily, as account providers now require the same basic set of information from new customers.

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