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If your business is looking for funding, it's a great time to talk to HSBC

Our largest ever package of support

We believe the best way to help British businesses to grow is to give them better access to finance. That's why we have decided to make available an unprecedented £10 billion loan fund to support small and medium-sized businesses in the UK. So if you're ready to take your business to the next level, come and talk to us. In 2015 we approved 89% of all the business loan applications we received.Whatever your business ambitions, we could help you achieve your goals.
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Supporting businesses across the UK

The £10 billion fund is available to both HSBC and non-HSBC customers. It's being allocated in 43 local tranches nationwide, signalling our firm commitment to helping smaller companies right across the country.

In addition to the lending, our package of SME support includes:

  • 18 months of fee-free* business banking for start-ups
  • 12 months of fee-free* banking for existing SMEs who switch their banking to HSBC
  • Interactive business tools and a wealth of resources in our Knowledge Centre for small businesses with ambitions to grow at www.knowledge.hsbc.co.uk/tools-and-resources. The site offers inspirational profiles, expert insights and more, backed up by a comprehensive range of briefings, checklists and other resources to help launch, run and develop your business.

* Free Banking means that we will not charge you an account maintenance fee or for payments into your account covered by our standard account charges.

Your success stories

At HSBC, we help businesses of all shape and sizes – as we have everyday day throughout our history. From passionate hobbies being brought to life to established businesses entering new markets, if you can see potential then so can we.

Here are a few we've been proud to support…

We're right behind you

Announcing this new initialtive, HSBC UK Chief Executive Antonio Simoes said: “It’s vital that SMEs across the country, from start-ups and sole traders upwards, know that HSBC is there to support them. We want to be their bank of choice. That’s why we’ve launched our largest ever package of support by making £10 billion available to lend.”

This package was designed to show our commitment to all smaller firms in the UK – and not just those with international operations. HSBC’s Head of UK Commercial Banking, Ian Stuart, said: “We’re hugely proud of our unique international network, but too often we’ve heard smaller, domestic businesses ask whether we are as committed to them as we are to big global firms.

“We want to show UK businesses that we are right behind them, whatever the size of their ambitions. We currently approve more than 85 per cent of lending applications, and our net lending to business is up was 2015 – but we want to do even more. Our £10 billion fund is an aspiration, not a limit."

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Crafting a growth story

Operating from one of the most technologically advanced breweries in the UK, Meantime Brewing produces around 40 styles of beer a year as it sets out to change the way people think about beer.

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Enduring success

Innovation, a positive approach to collaboration and a passion for the sport are helping Scottish company Endura become a global cycling brand.

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A fine balance

Balancing the creative and commercial aspects of a product-led business, the Joseph brothers have taken their stylish kitchenware into more than 100 markets worldwide.

It’s vital that SMEs across the country, from start-ups and sole traders upwards, know that HSBC is there to support them. We want to be their bank of choice. That’s why we’ve launched our largest ever package of support by making £10 billion available to lend.

Antonio Simoes, Chief Executive, HSBC UK

The £10 billion of funding is available to UK businesesses with a turnover of up to £350 million. All loans are subject to the usual lending criteria.

We are committed to the Lending Code. This is a self-regulatory Code of Practice that sets minimum standards of good practice for consumers, micro-enterprises, or charities with an annual income of less than £1million. The Lending Code covers loans, credit cards, charge cards and current account overdrafts.

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