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HSBC announces £6bn fund for business lending

15 April 2014 Last updated at 11:53 BST

HSBC is to set up a £6 billion fund for lending to small and medium sized businesses around the UK.

The investment comes after a backdrop of claims that banks were not lending enough to small firms.

Head of Business Banking at HSBC Amanda Murphy said 2014 would be a "turning point" for lending.

She told BBC Radio 5 live's Wake Up to Money: "It's probably the best time for many years for businesses to invest and grow and we want to play our part in that."