Three ways to help SMEs beat the lending crunch

A pattern of weaker business credit is putting SMEs under increasing pressure, and limited access to alternative markets is only making the situation worse. It's time to explore other options.

Since the global financial crisis, credit growth in Australia has returned. But while growth in home lending between 2008 and 2014 was relatively strong (0.49 per cent per month), it was actually negative for business lending (-0.04 per cent per month).

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