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Banks will not up lending to SMEs

Published 11/02/2010 | 05:00

There has been a lot of discussion about increased bank lending to SMEs and start-up businesses.

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There will be no significant increase in bank lending to these potential borrowers.

The reason is simple -- they are high risk. Any potential revenue to banks from successes will be more than wiped out by failures. At the best of times this is the case.

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