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# Bank lending

All time
# Trickle Down
Will the ECB's new €400 billion lending plan filter down to Irish SMEs?
Yesterday the ECB sought to match words with actions, but will it have an impact for Irish SMEs?
# Borrowed time
Small business stranded by foreign bank exit
Banks are too risk averse to mop-up the loans being left behind by banks leaving the Irish market.
# risk aversion
Bank 'cherry-picking' hurts SME sector
Only the very strongest companies are getting bank funding, according to one lender.
# Bank lending
Loan refusals for businesses at the lowest in four years
The ISME survey found that delays in decision making by banks has improved with the average wait down to four weeks from the five.
# Finance
'The banks are not lending' belief is stopping SMEs applying for loans
The latest report by the ESRI says accessing finance is the third most reported problem facing small businesses in Ireland.
# Central Bank
Lending to households fell by €500m last month
New Central Bank figures show that lending to households continued to fall last month on top of a €471 million drop in July.
# Irish Banks
Bank of Ireland sells UK project finance arm
The €200m sale will not lead to job losses.
# ECB
Deja vu: ECB gives banks new money - and banks save it in the ECB
Overnight deposits in the ECB surged to their highest ever, just a day after it issued €529 billion to boost credit markets.
# ECB
ECB pumps €529bn of new cash into European banking system
The second round of unusually lengthy lending sees the ECB lend €529bn to banks, hoping the cash will be passed onward.
# Debt Crisis
ECB reports biggest-ever demand from banks for cheap loans
The ECB’s one-off round of three-year loans sees more demand than anticipated, sending stock markets down.