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# Microfinance Ireland

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"They've replaced the tellers with plants" - are banks interested in lending to small business?
Domestic banks are failing to support a vital segment of the economy, lobby groups have said.
Why isn't this government support for SMEs working?
Microfinance Ireland has approved just €3 million from a €90 million lending budget.
Just 90 loans approved by government scheme for small businesses
The Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation said it is working to promote greater awareness of the scheme in the business community.
New €90 million fund to assist 5,500 small businesses
Richard Bruton hopes the government’s new microenterprise fund will help drive “the engine of job recovery”.