Supports for Businesses

The Department of Jobs, Enterprise & Innovation (DJEI) has published a number of guides for small businesses about business financing and related issues.

SME Webinar and Guide on Lender Supports 

BPFI launches an information guide and new webinar for SMEs focusing on banking supports and advice for businesses as they begin the road to recovery in a post-COVID environment.

The new guide SME Banking Supports – through COVID Recovery and Beyond provides useful information and support for dealing with existing credit facilities, applying for new credit facilities, the credit application process and the range of other non-bank financial supports available.

The webinar, SME Banking Supports through COVID Recovery and Beyond features presentations from a range of panellists from BPFI’s retail member banks as well as the SBCI offering useful and practical financial advice to SMEs.





Supporting SMEs Online Tool

The Supporting SMEs Online Tool is a new cross-governmental resource to help inform small businesses which of the over 80 Government supports could possibly fit their business.

By answering the eight questions in the Supporting SMEs Online Tool, a small business will, in one location:

  • Find out which of the over 80 Government business supports from 27 different Government Departments, Agencies and Initiatives are available to them;
  • Get information on the range of Government supports for accessing credit;
  • Be  advised as to their nearest Local Enterprise Office to discuss further the outcomes of the online tool;
  •  Download all these filtered results into a document for their further use.

The Supporting SMEs Online Tool can be accessed here

Banks Serving Businesses – Resources and Supports

A number of Banking and Payments Federation Ireland (BPFI) members serve the business sector, providing a range of products and services including lending, deposits, investments and payment services.

BPFI Business Information Guides and Notes

Banking & Payments Federation Ireland (BPFI) offers a range of generic industry-wide information guides and notes to help business customers to engage constructively and productively with their banks. These can be found at the end of our Customer Assistance page here