Mr Arnold had encouraging news from Lloyds. Not only is the bank lending more than ever to businesses, but it has initiated a number of new projects to help people onto the property ladder and to manage their finances.
Mr Metcalfe added: “I was delighted to hear the good news from Mr Arnold. Lloyds TSB are beginning to see positive signs of business growth and are expanding their range of services to help people manage in these difficult economic times.”
“As we emerge out of a recession it is extremely encouraging to hear news that offers hope for individuals, businesses and the country as a whole.”