The banks are nothing if not consistent - the systematic failure to support small business continues
New research reveals that 59 per cent of start-ups have been rejected for a bank loan to start their business, according to a report from business media outlet, startups.co.uk.
The study on which the report is based was undertaken by UK business angel network Angels Den. "Surveying 821 entrepreneurs behind start-ups launched in the last two years, the study found that only 19 per cent of business owners had successfully secured traditional financial investment from the banks, with 58 per cent instead using a combination of savings and money from family and friends to get their business off the ground," reports the news site.
"Of those turned down from traditional funding, the start-ups most frequently rejected for bank loans were primarily those in technology with 14 per cent of tech businesses rejected, alongside food and drink (8 per cent), and health and fitness (7 per cent)."
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