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NPIF Quick Reference Guide

If you are an entrepreneur, a start-up or SME* located in the North of England, the Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund (NPIF) could provide the funding you need to help your business realise its potential.

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Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund – Interim Evaluation Report

New report finds that the Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund has increased productivity, employment and skills across the North.

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Small Business Finance Markets 2022 report

Small Business Finance Markets 2021/22 focuses on the role of finance in sustainable growth. The report also provides a detailed assessment of the finance markets most widely used by smaller businesses and covers developments in the macroeconomy, small businesses’ debt positions and the smaller business population.

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Equity Tracker Report

Our Small Business Equity Tracker 2020 report provides an in-depth picture of equity finance for smaller businesses. It is intended not only to inform the development of the Bank’s own strategy, but also to inform wider developments in both the market and government policy.

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NPIF Early Assessment Report

New Report shows positive impact of NPIF funding on SMEs in the North.

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The Business Finance Guide

The Business Finance Guide is an invaluable tool for entrepreneurs starting a business, or directors managing established or growing companies of all sizes.

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Spotlight Report

British Business Bank has launched the Spotlight Report, highlighting the opportunities for high-growth and ambitious businesses in the Northern Powerhouse area.

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Small Business Finance Markets 2019 report

This report gives a comprehensive view of small business finance markets in the UK. It highlights a diversifying market, with smaller businesses increasingly using finance outside of traditional bank lending, and focuses on areas including patient capital, regional imbalances and the need to raise awareness of finance options still further.

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VC and Female Founders 2018 research

The British Business Bank, Diversity VC and BVCA are joining forces on an industry-wide initiative to build the first clear picture of the representation of women, and diversity more broadly, in the pipelines of UK VC firms. Funds are invited to make contact to share their anonymous data.

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Asset Finance: Guide for Advisers and Businesses

With many businesses now focusing on investment and growth, the challenge is to find a suitable and affordable finance option for the type of investment they’re planning. In 2015, the FLA reported that almost 32% of UK investment in machinery, equipment and purchased software was funded using asset finance – primarily leasing and hire purchase. Suitable for obtaining anything from telephone systems to factory machinery, these finance options are ideal solutions in cases where much-needed equipment may otherwise be out of reach due to limited cash flow. This guide sets out the benefits of asset finance to help business-owners decide if it could help their businesses grow.

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Equity Tracker 2018

This report provides an in-depth assessment of equity markets for smaller businesses using a wide range of data sources. It reports that the UK equity finance market for smaller businesses has bounced back to record highs in 2017, following a decline in 2016.

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Using Intellectual Property to Access Growth Funding

The British Business Bank, in collaboration with the Intellectual Property Office, examines the challenges facing SMEs in using Intellectual Property as collateral for lending. It shows that firms with Intellectual Property have lower rates of default and loss than those without, and suggests further avenues of enquiry to address current market failures.

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Microfinance

£25k – £100k

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Debt Finance

£100k – £750k

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Equity Finance

£50k – £2m

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