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SWIG Finance provides business loans to the South West. We can say yes when the banks say no.

SWIG Finance is a not-for-profit company providing loans to those South West SMEs and start-ups that find it difficult to raise sufficient funds from their bank.

Since 2012 we have invested £18m in over 1,600 SMEs and start-ups, creating and securing 2,100 jobs and contributing £50m to the South West’s economy


SWIG Finance visits New York

SWIG Finance MD, John Peters recently joined a UK CDFI delegation to New York City, organised by Big Society Capital. The trip, funded by CiTi Bank was to give Community Development Finance Institutions (CDFI), such as SWIG Finance an opportunity to learn from the...

Start Up Loans Success

Since its launch in 2012 the Start Up Loans Fund has invested in more than 55,000 business ideas with more than £400 million in loans nationally. SWIG Finance has been the South West delivery partner for the fund since the beginning supporting fledgling businesses...

SWIG Finance launches new South West fund

SWIG Finance has launched its first loan fund using the Enterprise Finance Guarantee scheme (EFG) and Community Investment Tax Relief (CITR) with investment from Triodos Bank. The loan fund, worth £1.5m, will support an estimated 30 SMEs in the South West that...

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Inspirational visit to @BCNAnyc hearing from Yanki and the whole team about its work to support immigrants and refugees to NYC lending 3354 micro loans totalling $22.6m - thanks for sharing your insights and stories #cdfi @BigSocietyCap @citi