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Parties urge Welsh business bank

Welsh Conservatives and Plaid Cymru outline competing plans to help small businesses get better and quicker access to government loans.

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Bank plan is 'ready to go' - Conservatives

Opposition leader Andrew RT Davies says his party's plan for a network of government-owned banks to channel public money to small businesses is a 'ready-to-go' proposal. He said small companies need better access to money urgently.

The Welsh Government has started its own review into the way banks are lending to small businesses and to look at other potential sources of finance. But the Conservative leader says that's not urgent enough.

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