British Business Bank
The British Business Bank is a government backed business development bank. It brings expertise and UK government money to smaller business finance markets to make them work more effectively. It doesn’t lend or invest directly, but works through over 80 commercial partners. It also helps businesses better understand their finance options. Businesses apply for finance through its partners, who it enables to lend and invest more - especially to younger and faster-growing companies. By making finance markets work better, it helps smaller businesses to invest and grow, creating additional jobs and economic activity in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales.