Relationship with bank of SMEs in the United Kingdom in 2014, by company size

This statistic presents the relationship of small and medium enterprises (SME) with their banks according to SME employers in the United Kingdom (UK) in 2014, broken down by the size of company. The companies reported generally very good relationships with their financial provider. This was most likely to be the case for medium-sized SMEs (47 percent), followed by small businesses (42 percent).

Small and medium businesses relationship with their bank in the United Kingdom (UK) as of 2014, by company size

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Release date

March 2015


United Kingdom

Survey time period

July to October 2014

Number of respondents

4,355 respondents

Special properties

small businesses with employees.

Method of interview

Computer-assisted telephone interviews (CATI)

Supplementary notes

Question was read as follows: "How would you describe your business's relationship with its bank? Please answer on a scale of 1 to 5, where one signifies the relationship is very poor and 5 that it is very good."
Survey was conducted among small and medium businesses with employees.

More information regarding survey methodology can be found in BIS Research Paper number 225 on page 10.

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