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SBCI chief executive Nick Ashmore said its increased support for Finance Ireland would help drive competition in Irish SME lending. Photograph: Dave Meehan

The State-owned Strategic Banking Corporation of Ireland (SBCI) on Tuesday launched a new €75 million facility to support small and medium-sized ente(...)

“Longer term, our financial goal is to sustainably cover our costs, with any surplus generated to be re-cycled into further supports for SMEs,” SBCI chief executive, Nick Ashmore, said. Photograph: Dave Meehan/The Irish Times

Lending from the State-owned Strategic Banking Corporation of Ireland (SBCI) slowed in the second half of last year by 74 per cent as its total lendin(...)

SBCI chief executive Nick Ashmore. (Photograph: Dave Meehan/The Irish Times)

The State-owned Strategic Banking Corporation of Ireland (SBCI) supported loans worth €311 million in the first six months of this year. By the end (...)

Strategic Banking Corporation of Ireland managing director Nick Ashmore. Photograph: Alan Betson

The State-owned Strategic Banking Corporation of Ireland (SBCI) issued €544 million to 12,590 small- and medium-sized enterprises in its first 21 mont(...)

SBCI chief executive Nick Ashmore (right): “Our new funding arrangements will allow us to support even more SMEs.” Photograph: Dave Meehan

Additional funding of €450 million has been secured for small and medium sized enterprises (SME) by the Strategic Banking Corporation of Ireland (SBCI(...)

Strategic Banking Corporation of Ireland chief Nick Ashmore said the agreement “marks an exciting new phase” for  SBCI. Photograph: Dave Meehan

Funding of €100 million will be made available to small and medium-sized businesses as part of a new agreement that will see the Strategic Banking Cor(...)

Strategic Banking Corporation of Ireland lenders offer lower-cost loans across a range of products including working capital, investment, agri-finance, invoice finance, fleet finance and leasing

Irish small and medium-sized businesses will be able to borrow at a lower cost for specialist equipment and vehicles thanks to the creation of a new €(...)

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(...)

Nick Ashmore of  the SBCI: “At the end of last year, we lent a total of €172 million out to SMEs.” Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

With new regulations calling for greater transparency between the banks and small business to come into force this month, here’s a look at the highs a(...)

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