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SME forbearance and its implications for monetary and financial stability

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  • Arrowsmith, Martin

    () (Bank of England)

  • Griffiths, Martin

    () (Bank of England)

  • Franklin, Jeremy

    () (Bank of England)

  • Wohlmann, Evan

    () (Bank of England)

  • Young, Garry

    () (Bank of England)

  • Gregory, David

    () (Bank of England)

Abstract

This article presents the results of an investigation into the extent of loan forbearance in the SME sector and its implications for productivity and financial system resilience. Around 6% of SME borrowers were estimated to be in receipt of some form of loan forbearance in March 2013. This accounted for around 14% of the major five UK banks’ exposure to this sector. SME forbearance appears to account for only a small proportion of the weakness in aggregate UK productivity and also seems unlikely to threaten financial system resilience.

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  • Arrowsmith, Martin & Griffiths, Martin & Franklin, Jeremy & Wohlmann, Evan & Young, Garry & Gregory, David, 2013. "SME forbearance and its implications for monetary and financial stability," Bank of England Quarterly Bulletin, Bank of England, vol. 53(4), pages 296-303.
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    1. Alex Bryson & John Forth, 2015. "The UK's Productivity Puzzle," CEP Occasional Papers 45, Centre for Economic Performance, LSE.
    2. Barnett, Alina & Batten, Sandra & Chiu, Adrian & Franklin, Jeremy & Sebastia-Barriel, Maria, 2014. "The UK productivity puzzle," Bank of England Quarterly Bulletin, Bank of England, vol. 54(2), pages 114-128.
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