The British Business Bank uses research and analysis to design, improve and create new solutions to make finance markets work better
We regularly evaluate our interventions to ensure that they continue to address effectively market weaknesses.
Our Latest Research
This report examines the benefits of increased diversity of supply and heightened awareness of a diverse range of finance options, setting out what would be important to smaller businesses in such a market.
This report provides an in-depth assessment of equity markets for smaller businesses using a wide range of data sources. The Equity Tracker continues to assess equity deal activity over time and examines the characteristics of those deals, but the report also contains detailed analysis of venture capital fundraising and portfolio company exit outcomes.
This report gives a comprehensive view of small business finance markets in the UK. It finds an overall improvement in credit conditions in 2016, but also a lower level of small business confidence and a mood of cautiousness around seeking finance.
The British Business Bank has partnered with other European Development Banks to produce a research report looking at European VC markets to identify ways to increase the availability of VC funding to help businesses to start-up and grow
Equity Tracker 2016
This report covers equity investment from a wide range of funding sources including Venture Capital funds, business angels, and crowdfunding platforms to give an overall picture of equity funding conditions in 2015.
Our second report on the finance markets for smaller businesses shows that the market for small business finance is improving, however a number of challenges remain.
This report reflects work conducted by NIESR in October 2014, covering results from an informal consultation with stakeholders in the securitisation markets and a review of the academic and regulatory literature. It sets out areas of market failures that limit more active UK SME securitisation market.