David Ruffley MP calls big banks to account for their lending in Suffolk

Wednesday, 4 January, 2012

David Ruffley MP will be hosting a banking forum for small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) in the Suffolk and Norfolk region with the FSB at 11am on 13 January at Lynford Hall, Thetford.

David Ruffley MP said: 'As a senior member of the Treasury Select Committee I am delighted to have helped organise this unique forum to discuss banking issues in the Eastern region.

The morning will commence at 11am with a speech by Chloe Smith MP, Treasury Secretary, about SME lending and the current economic climate.

I will then be chairing a panel of regional directors of the largest 5 banks who are responsible for SME lending to allow business owners to ask questions about the interaction between banks and their customers.

As a member of the Treasury Select Committee and following my work on the Joint Committee on Draft Financial Services Reform Bill I am exceptionally pleased that I am able help hardworking businesses across Suffolk engage, and hold to account the banks.'