Some 30,000 SMEs have drawn down over €1.4 billion in lower cost funding through SBCI programmes to date

A new €17.5 million hire purchase and leasing programme that offers low-cost loans to SMEs, has been announced. The State-backed Strategic Banking Co(...)

Nick Ashmore, chief executive of the Strategic Banking Corporation of Ireland, at Treasury Buildings, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

Small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) drew down €172 million in lower cost funding from the State-backed Strategic Banking Corporation of Ireland (...)

The new programme includes low-cost leasing, hire purchase and rental agreement option

The State-backed Strategic Banking Corporation of Ireland (SBCI) has announced its second phase of new funding for small and medium-sized businesses w(...)

Under the SBCI initiative,  banks can offer loans at discounted rates for periods of between two and 10 years

More than 1,600 Small and medium-sized businesses have availed of loans from the State-backed Strategic Banking Corporation of Ireland (SBCI) in its f(...)

19/02/2015 BUSINESS FINANCE NEWS POLITICS Minister for Public Expenditure Brendan Howlin and Minister for Finance Michael Noonan at the SBCI funding for SMEs, at The Liffey Trust, Dublin. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

Irish firms gave the Government a positive satisfaction rating for the first time since the crash, according to a survey by Isme, the Irish Small and (...)

Nick Ashmore, CEO of Strategic Banking Corporation of Ireland. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

This time it will be different. If ever there was a phrase synonymous with financial folly and pre-crash delusion, this is it. It was resurrected l(...)

Strategic Banking Corporation of Ireland to launch at special signing ceremony in Dublin today attended by  German finance minister Wolfgang Schäuble. Photograph: Eric Luke

An initial tranche of €800 million is to be made available for lending to small and medium-sized businesses by the new State-backed Strategic Banking(...)