The British Business Bank has just released their Small Business Finance Markets Report 2022. Some of the key findings of which are:

– There has been a surge in smaller business equity investment

– The geographic imbalances in access to finance persists

– Smaller businesses continue to prioritise growth over environmental concerns

– Ethnic Minority-led businesses are more willing to use but less likely to obtain finance

– Gross bank lending to smaller businesses has returned to pre-pandemic levels

The report offers a fascinating insight into the analysis of how finance was used in 2021.