New research published by Trinity College today shows that firms in Ireland have the greatest non-application rates with banks because of fear of rejection.

The research indicates that many companies who might well have good projects and which might make attractive loan prospects will not apply to banks for loans for fear of being rejected.

A survey looked at 6,287 small and medium companies across nine Eurozone states. It found that non-application for fear of rejection placed Ireland at the top with 44% followed by Germany (24%), Greece (19%), Belgium (18%), Austria (17%) and Spain (17%).

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