21st July 2021

The recording of this webinar will be available shortly.

At this webinar, Dr Michael Lloyd, Associate Director and Senior Research Fellow at the Global Policy Institute, discussed the findings and proposals contained in his recently published book “British Business Banking – The Failure of Finance Provision for SMEs”, published in April 2021 by Agenda Publishing. 

The book explores not only how the formation of British banking structures during the industrial revolution produced such a relatively risk-averse structure compared to other European countries and in the United States, but also why this risk-averse business banking attitude has persisted to the present day. The book recommends a suite of changes necessary for British banks to provide a more balanced mix of financial provision to SMEs.

About the Author:
Dr Michael Lloyd is an Associate Director and Senior Research Fellow at the Global Policy Institute and the Chair of its Banking and Finance group. He is also a visiting fellow at Newcastle University and author of other books, including The Euro and the UK (2009) and Federal Central Banks (co-author, 2018). Michael was previously a European Commission Official and Director of International Affairs at British Shipbuilders, and has also run two small consultancy and software companies.

Professor Chris Dixon is Director of the Global Policy Institute.

The book is available from:

Agenda Publishing: