Time to deliver funding diversity for SMEs

The key to Ireland's future success will be enhancing equity finance and investment in small firms to encourage future growth.

10th August, 2014

The key to Ireland's future success will be enhancing equity finance and investment in small firms to encourage future growth.

Irish small firms rely heavily on banks as a source of external finance, which makes them vulnerable to changes in the banking sector.

As banks comply with more regulations, lending to SMEs will remain restrictive compared to the pre-crisis period.

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