Access to Finance for growth for SMEs on the island of Ireland

The report provides a unique and reliable indication of the supply of finance for SMEs across the island and the level of their demand for finance for growth purposes. The report seeks to widen the debate from an important but narrow focus on the availability of bank finance to a broader discussion on the need for a more diversified financial ecosystem to support the need of growth-oriented businesses. A series of recommendations covering informational deficits, improving financial capability and diversifying the financial product range are included in the report.