The state of business finance

ACCA’s review of the state of business finance is an ambitious global investigation into the challenges faced by businesses when trying to raise finance and the ways in which finance professionals in industry, practice and financial services help them along the way.


This review is presented in three parts. 

Part 1: Facts and Figures, presents an analysis of two sets of quantitative data taken from the ACCA–IMA Global Economic Conditions Survey.

Part 2: Case Studies, brings together twelve in-depth studies of business financing seen through the eyes of ACCA members around the world.

Part 3: Reflections on the Evidence, summarises ACCA’s findings and issues a call to action for governments, the financial services industry and, most of all, finance professionals around the world.