New Banking Deal for Small Companies Stalls

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The coalition government’s attempt to reach an agreement with UK’s biggest banks has collapsed, leaving a plan to loan £200bn to businesses up in the air.

The plan, known as Project Merlin, was expected to be formally announced this week but instead negotiations will continue, causing a delay which is set to hamper small to medium companies.  The delay seems to concern governance issues, with the banks arguing that lending targets for weaker business may break rules which state that any decision they make should be in the best interests of share holders.

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