Firms turn to bonds and equity for finance
Half of UK companies will use less bank debt for their funding needs, according to a survey by the Confederation of British Industry released on Monday, although many bankers remain upbeat about the loan market.
Of the 66 businesses surveyed over the last two months, 44% said they would use more equity finance and 26% said they would issue more bonds.
Over two thirds are changing their funding structures, with most saying there would be no increase in the availability of bank credit
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