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Business Lending to Irish SMEs

New Regulations for Lending to Micro, Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (“SME Regulations”) came into effect on 1 July 2016. Barclays Bank PLC is committed to ensuring its business lending is compliant with these SME Regulations.

In order to assist our Irish SME customers in understanding the protections available to them under the SME Regulations, we have produced an information booklet - Standard Information for Lending to Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises:

Lending to SMEs Information Booklet (Barclays Bank PLC) (PDF 73KB)†

Standard Information for Lending to Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (Barclays Bank Ireland) (PDF 64KB)†

We strongly recommend that you read this information booklet carefully.

Interest Rates

When setting interest rates on borrowings, Barclays references market rates relevant to the currency and term of the borrowing. The main reference rates used by Barclays can be accessed by following the links set out below:

Euro reference rates^

Sterling reference rates^