Lloyds Bank is a proud supporter of UK Business Angels Association. We understand the importance and value of bringing together experts and potential investors to share their experiences and help develop the market for equity and angel investing. Bank lending is crucial for many businesses but growth companies often need equity too and we know that this form of investment can transform the prospects of an ambitious company.
It is important for the vibrancy and future of the UK economy that we provide access to support for businesses of all sectors, sizes and from all parts of Britain to support for growth. Lloyds Bank has more than one million business clients, ranging from the very small enterprises all the way up to Global corporates.
We place our clients – whether they are small businesses, mid-sized ones or large global corporates – at the heart of everything we do. Lloyds is a relationship driven bank, with local teams, making local decisions and the interaction our customers have with our relationship managers is the most important driver for success for us.
Lloyds Bank outlined a commitment of support to small firms across the country in its Helping Britain Prosper Plan. This plan includes a goal to increase SME lending on a net basis by at least £1 billion p.a. The bank is a major provider of equity through Lloyds Development Capital and a cornerstone investor in the Business Growth Fund.