Businesses are still struggling to access government-backed loans from their banks.
Hina Solanki says she has had a nightmare trying to get support from her bank for her tattoo business to get through the lockdown.
“I can’t pay anything. I’m living on cards. It’s extremely stressful”, she says.
For the last fortnight she has been trying to apply for a £50,000 Bounce Back Loan from her bank.
“But I just get error messages,” she says. “They seem to have a technical fault.”
She’s not alone, even though it is nearly two weeks since the launch of the Bounce Back Loan Scheme (BBLS) to prop up stricken small businesses.
Hundreds of thousands of applications have been approved, but BBC News has seen a string of complaints about leading banks, including Santander, HSBC and Barclays, from customers who have been unable to get any money.
Ms Solanki has built a reputation providing
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