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Following evidence sessions with Sir Andrew Large, Laurence Tomlinson and the Financial Conduct Authority, the Treasury Committee announced that it will be conducting a short inquiry into SME lending.

The inquiry will focus on three issues; access to finance for SMEs, the scope for opening up the sector to more competition, and the treatment of SMEs by banks.

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