Policy paper: SME Finance Charter

Hm Treasury

October 9
15:56 2019


The Charter consists of 5 commitments that provide a framework for finance providers to set out their specific undertaking to SMEs.

The SME Finance Charter

5 pledges from UK banks and finance providers to support their SME customers through Brexit:

1. Were open for business and ready to lend.

2. Well help you prepare for Brexit and beyond.

3. Well support your application and signpost other options if needed.

4. Well treat you fairly at all times.

5. Well work with the government-owned British Business Bank to support SMEs.

These high-level commitments have been signed off by the Business Finance Council, a collaboration between finance providers, business organisations and government.

They reflect the areas that government, finance providers and businesses have identified as being significant in ensuring that the SME finance market works effectively.

Find out what the pledges mean for business.

Published 9 October 2019