SMEs often face difficulties accessing finance for the purchase of products or may be unable to obtain or agree credit terms with suppliers

Alternative funder Bibby Financial Services has teamed up with the State-owned Strategic Banking Corporation of Ireland (SBCI) to introduce a new solu(...)

Independent TD Michael Lowry. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar will raise with Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe claims that banks are using money intended to provide for credit to small (...)

Maas ranks as one of the world’s top companies in its field. Photograph: Frank Lee Roberts

Irish aircraft painting specialist Maas Aviation has recently invested up to an estimated €15 million in expanding its facilities in Europe and the US(...)

SBCI chief executive Nick Ashmore (above): “These figures demonstrate the breadth of the SBCI’s impact and the appetite among Irish SMEs for lower-cost funding that is more flexible and SME orientated.  Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

The value of loans drawn down by SMEs from the Strategic Banking Corporation of Ireland (SBCI) almost doubled in the first half of the year, according(...)

SBCI chief executive Nick Ashmore said BFS was “a global market leader” in the provision of invoice finance

New funding of €45 million is to be made available to Irish small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs). The funding comes with the addition of Bibby F(...)

Commenting on the results, Isme chief executive Mark Fielding said SMEs are being refused bank loans and even when lucky enough to get a loan, are hit with over-stringent collateral requirements and higher interest rates.

More than half the small businesses who sought bank credit in the last three months were refused, according to the latest Bank Watch survey by busine(...)

More than 100,000 people  are expected to attend the Punchestown national hunt racing festival this week. Photograph: Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

Over 700 Irish and overseas businesses will be entertaining at the Punchestown national hunt racing festival this week, which is expected to contri(...)

Marito ridden by Ruby Walsh was second to Rye Martini in The Stephens Green Hibernian Club Hurdle during World Series Hurdle Day at the 2013 Festival at Punchestown. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

The phrase ‘just a scratch’ is usually a dismissive term in the tough world of jump racing but a scratch cost Solwhit his chance of festival g(...)