SME financing: Impact of regulation and the Eurozone crisis

Published 26 Nov 2012

This independent report by Ares & Co has been commissioned by TheCityUK to look beyond the rhetoric into the factors impacting on banks’ ability to maintain lending to SMEs.

The objective of the report is to understand how SME financing has been affected by the banking and economic crisis over the past few years and whether opportunities exist to improve access to finance for SMEs.

The report analyses in some detail the difficulties that currently exist in this regard in the UK, but also in France, Germany, Spain and Italy, and attempts to identify the root causes of these difficulties where they exist.