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# SME funding

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# Desperate Times
Cash-strapped traders are turning to non-traditional lenders
SME loans taken out on unpaid invoices, stock and other assets are all on the up.
# Funding Woes
Call for more scrutiny on bank lending to SMEs
An Oireachtas Committee wants the Central Bank to find out just what the true approval rate for SME loans is.
# Mix it up
Three out of four SMEs don't 'shop around' for finance
With banks not up to the task, small businesses need to check out the alternatives.
# Trickle Down
Will the ECB's new €400 billion lending plan filter down to Irish SMEs?
Yesterday the ECB sought to match words with actions, but will it have an impact for Irish SMEs?
# Ready for your close up
€280,000 competition to get SMEs investor-ready
InterTradeIreland wants to give small businesses a hand before they pitch to big financiers.
# Cash Hunt
Noonan: online tool will unlock €2 billion in funding for small business
The launch follows criticism of the Government’s approach to SME grants and funding.
# Oireachtas agenda
How banks are helping SMEs and why the GAA signed a deal with SKY Sports
What’s going on in Leinster House? Well, as you asked…