Big Society Bank part 5

The Government has announced that four national banks (Barclays, HSBC, Lloyds Banking Group and RBS) will support the establishment of the Big Society Bank by providing £200m of capital over two years from 2011.  The Bank will “act as a sustainable provider of wholesale finance to social investment intermediaries”. The money will be injected “on a commercial basis”.

The £200m is in addition to the money provided from dormant accounts, “the provision of which the banks also support.” Civil Society magazine reports that between £300m and £400m of funding is expected to be received from these dormant accounts. The article also mentions that the £200m figure is “significantly lower than the anticipated £1.5bn earlier rumoured to have been provided by the banks.”


One Response to Big Society Bank part 5

  1. Pingback: Big Society Bank part 6 « NCVYS' Financial Monitoring Blog

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