Based on analysis of Central Bank data, Bank Of Ireland says it continues to be the main provider of credit to smaller firms, accounting for more than 50 per cent of new non-property lending. Photograph: Frank Miller

Bank of Ireland lent €4.5 billion to small and medium-sized businesses last year and approved almost nine out of 10 credit applications from the se(...)

Bank of Ireland approved €1.9 billion in loans to SMEs in the first half of 2013.

Bank of Ireland has reported an 18 per cent rise in loan approvals for SMEs for the first half of 2013.Loans worth €1.9 billion were approved during (...)

Bank of Ireland said its increase in lending reflected a pick-up in credit demand from viable Irish SMEs and the bank’s initiatives to grow business-banking operations. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

Bank of Ireland approved €1 billion of new loans to small and medium-sized enterprises in the first quarter of 2013, an increase of 25 per cent(...)