Businesses' finance raised

A visual summary

Annual growth of lending to businesses

The Bank publishes a number of different measures of lending to businesses. The M4 lending measure covers all private non-financial corporations, and includes both loans and securities. The data which provide a split between smaller and larger companies covers all loans non-financial businesses.

Lending to industries headline flows

We also have a detailed industrial split of what non-financial businesses borrowing money. Here we illustrate the 4 key high-level sectors.

Net finance raised from banks, building societies and capital markets

As well as borrowing from banks, businesses can also raise finance directly from investors in capital markets through, for example, bond or equity issuance. This is a much broader measure of businesses' finance raised, more relevant for illustrating their borrowing needs.

This page was last updated 31 January 2023