The past year has seen the continuation of steady UK growth and the revival of confidence amongst SMEs who are now looking to borrow. Challenger banks are entering the UK’s business-banking market, but can they truly challenge the big four who provide 90% of lending to businesses and 85% of SME current accounts?
In addition to these themes, the BBA’s SME conference will address the emergence of fintech, whether the Small Business Act and credit data sharing rules will make a difference, the CMA’s market review and whether it really will stimulate competition.
Topics on the agenda include:
- Will the Business Act and new credit data sharing rules and referral really make a difference
- What business customers really want from their banks: understanding & meeting customer needs
- Alternative finance options for start-ups and SMEs
- Funding: crowdfunding and new approaches for start-ups and SMEs
Venue: Mayer Brown, 201 Bishopsgate. London EC2M