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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.


Start Up Loan 'invaluable' for Plymouth business

It’s been four years since the launch of the government-backed Start Up Loans Scheme in 2012. As the South West’s contracted Delivery Partner since the beginning, SWIG Finance reached a major milestone this autumn investing over £6.75m into more than 1,000 start-ups...

December Finance Drop In

SWIG Finance Drop-In Session Tuesday 6 December 2016 9:30am – 3.30pm Pool Innovation Centre The next Cornwall Finance Drop in will be taking place on Tuesday 6 December at Pool Innovation Centre, Camborne. Businesses will be able to speak to fund manager, Mark Thayre...

FCA accreditation for SWIG Finance

  SWIG Finance has been awarded full authorisation from the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) for its regulated lending activities. The FCA has been responsible for regulating the consumer credit industry since 2014, when it took over the role from the Office of Fair...

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