Business Loans

for the South West

SWIG Finance provides viable SMEs and start-ups with access to finance through dedicated business loan funds in the South West region.

We provide loans from £500 – £100,000 (up to £250,000 in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly).

From April 2009 to December 2018 we have invested nearly £25m in over 2,000 businesses, creating and safeguarding 2,800 jobs and contributing £65m to the South West economy.


Classic Car Specialist Fuels Expansion with Further Funding

Bristol-based classic car specialists, UKD Auto, recently obtained further funding from SWIG Finance to help drive their next phase of business growth. The family-run business is led by ambitious and determined siblings Holly and Luke Arnold, who set up business in...

What is ‘Alternative’ Finance?

In this article, SWIG Finance’s Business Manager, Mike Chapman, takes a look at what Alternative Finance is, how it differs from traditional lending and how it could benefit your business.

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Our December bulletin is out and we have been very busy! This month we visited UKD AUTOMOTIVE to find out more about their next phase of growth and we welcomed another new team member

We are delighted to welcome Charlie Martin to the SWIG Finance team.

Charlie has joined the team as Start Up Loan Officer, where he will be providing support and guidance to Stuart Up loan applicants.

Find out more about Charlie’s new role here

Stuck for business finance options? We can often lend where the bank won’t.

When you choose SWIG Finance, we will support & guide you throughout the application process to help give you the best chance for success.

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