Independent, robust and respected data on access to finance amongst SMEs
Established in 2011, the SME Finance Monitor is the definitive source of insight on SME attitudes towards, need for and experience of finance in the UK
Having tracked how SMEs fared after the last recession, we have monitored them through Covid-19, Brexit and the more recent economic challenges, with regular updates on access to finance, growth plans, ambitions and current performance. 2023 also included a specific focus on which SMEs have taken, and are still repaying, Government backed pandemic funding and what that means for them.
The single most authoritative source, used and quoted by government, banks and industry bodies
A large data set that can be analysed by size, sector, region and a wide range of other variables
Track changes in SME sentiment over time as the economic climate changes
Data made freely available to all interested parties.
All outputs are available for immediate download, including historic trends. From time-to-time, we also publish special reports on specific sub-groups of interest.
|Looking for the latest overall headlines?||Monthly snapshot||To Q3 2023||Slides|
|Need the wider picture by size and sector?||Mid-year Update||To Q2 2023||Written summary Slides|
|Looking for overall analysis over time, by size or sector?||Full Report||To Q4 2022||Written report Slides|
|Need in-depth data on regions or devolved nations?||Devolved Nations and English Regions||To Q4 2022|| Written report|
|Want to know more about the experiences of ethnic minority businesses?||Special Report: Ethnic Minority Businesses||To Q2 2020||Written report|
|Keen to focus on women-led businesses?||Special Report: Women-led Businesses||To Q2 2019||Written report|
|Looking for the latest overall headlines?||Slides|
|Need the wider picture by size and sector?||Written summary Slides|
|Looking for overall analysis over time, by size or sector?||Written report Slides|
|Need in-depth data on regions or devolved nations?|| Written report|
|Want to know more about the experiences of ethnic minority businesses?||Written report|
|Special Report: Women-led Businesses||Written report|
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