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Banking on the Responsible Finance Sector

BankingFutures, an initiative made up of senior banking leaders, investors, financial reform experts and civil society representatives which has been researching SME Access to Finance over the last year has just published its findings. Their report, “Banking Small Businesses: Forging
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£10m Milestone Generates £37m for the South West

SWIG Finance reached the impressive milestone of having invested £10m into 1,200 local start-ups and growing SMEs over the last three years. Not only did this investment help create and safeguard over 1,500 jobs in the South West during that period, but according to industry standard
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We’re hiring: join our team

Are you an experienced small business lender? Are you passionate about providing local SMEs with access to finance? Business Manager – Devon/Somerset Salary £35,700 SWIG Finance is an established Responsible Finance Provider operating throughout the South West. We wish to recruit some
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SWIG Finance partners with AskIf

At the end of June, SWIG Finance joined the Fintech revolution by moving onto a fully online loan management platform through Ask If Inclusive Finance. The Ask If platform has been developed in collaboration with three other founding Responsible Finance Providers operating in other pa
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Further funding for Bristol business

Bristol business, UKD Auto has received further funding to propel their business growth. Launched in 2015 by siblings, Holly and Luke Arnold (21 and 22) the business specialises in the restoration of classic vehicles with a particular focus on German cars such as Volkswagen, Porsche a
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SWIG Finance strengthens board

Regional Responsible Finance provider, SWIG Finance has restructured its board and appointed three new directors. Jonathan Johns, Christine Allison and Jaya Chakrabarti strengthen the SWIG Finance board joining existing board members, David Savill, Partner and Head of Corporate and Bu
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Start up funding for swimwear company

A Cornish swimwear company has launched thanks to funding from SWIG Finance. Bodds, founded by Claire Scipio from Roche creates fashionable, yet supportive swimwear for teenager girls. Claire says: “The idea for Bodds started after a traumatic shopping trip with my daughter who
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New loan fund launched

Small and medium sized companies across the South West region can now apply for loans to invest in their business growth, thanks to SWIG Finance. The funding has become available through the recycling of Regional Growth Fund money from the government which has already been repaid by r
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Cornwall Business Week

Cornwall Business Week is taking place from the 15 May, with various events and activities bringing together business in Cornwall. On Tuesday 16 May SWIG Finance will be joining PKF Francis Clark at the 10th annual Finance in Cornwall event at Newquay cinema. The event will feature ge
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Support for Visit Cornwall members

Visit Cornwall members in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly can now benefit from tailored business support and access to finance. Through the government’s Start Up Loans scheme, Truro- based SWIG Finance offer loans and free support to business owners who have been trading for up to tw
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