Small firms and Scottish clearing banks

Marc Cowling, John Samuels, Roger Sugden, Jim Love (Editor)

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Concern about the relationship between small firms and clearing banks has resurfaced periodically over many years. In 1991 it has again been prominent, receiving considerable media attention. There is no doubt that the issues raised by the relationship are potentially very significant for the future development of the Scottish economy and accordingly warrant detailed and careful consideration. With this sort of thing in mind, in July 1991 the Association of British Chambers of Commerce commissioned our survey of small firms in Southern England, the English Midlands and Scotland. We posted a questionnaire to 1500 Chambers of Commerce members. This paper examines the 73 responses from small firm customers of Scottish clearing banks. These responses are discussed in Section 3. Section 2 provides background information by briefly noting major issues of concern (1).
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)64-69
Number of pages6
JournalQuarterly Economic Commentary
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1991


  • Scottish small firms
  • small to medium-sized enterprises
  • SMEs
  • business banking
  • business conditions
  • long term finance


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