News

26 March 2021

Accountancy Europe supports new EU plan to improve SMEs’ access to finance

We support the European Commission’s efforts to assess the feasibility of a credit referral scheme. We already called for such a scheme in 2017 and this has become particularly pertinent in the post-COVID economy. We also recommend for the Commission to also include a credit mediation framework in a future scheme.

We encourage our members, 50 professional accountancy bodies in 35 countries, to respond to the Commission’s call for input and data, which closes on 30 April.

Accountants play a key role in helping SMEs access financing. They will also be pivotal in making sure that the pan-European scheme fulfills its full potential in helping SMEs.

We look forward to seeing the outcomes of this exercise, and will help the Commission to raise awareness on this important work.

Related content

EventEarly Warning Europe SME summit

30 September 2021

EventDigitalisation & SMEs

16 June 2021

EventSustainability reporting in the public sector

3 June 2021

EventIntellectual Property & SMEs

4 May 2021

EventFuture-proofing tax: make it green, digital, fair

15 April 2021

PublicationAudit exemption thresholds in Europe

9 April 2021

PublicationRoad to digital: what are the obstacles for SMEs and SMPs?

8 April 2021

IdeasShort-term tax measures: Supporting businesses through the Coronacrisis

1 April 2021

IdeasLong-term tax policy changes for a sustainable recovery

1 April 2021

NewsFraud and going concern: Restoring public trust in the financial reporting ecosystem

24 March 2021

PodcastAccountants are the key for SME IP

19 March 2021

EventBridging expectations: what NFI from SMEs?

18 March 2021

EventSustainable corporate governance: future role for audit committees

17 March 2021

EventWorking Together for the planet: Audit & Assurance of sustainability Information

17 March 2021

PublicationBuilding a credible Green Bond market

12 March 2021

InterviewRemoving barriers to support SMEs: the CMU initiative

11 March 2021

NewsSMEs count on us

11 March 2021

Consultation responseEC’s Consultation on a European Single Access Point (ESAP) for financial and non-financial information

8 March 2021

PublicationCall for contributions: sustainable tax systems

5 March 2021

PodcastGet your seat at the top table

5 March 2021

Sign up for our newsletter

* indicates required
Would you like to subscribe to our newsletter?
On which topics would you like to receive news?