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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


Exeter Business Started with SWIG Funding

Local residents of St Thomas have welcomed the recently opened Apple Blossom Café to their area following a loan and business support from the government-backed Start Up Loan Scheme. Launched by experienced local chef, 33-year-old Jason Turton in July 2014, the café...

Social Entrepreneurs to Benefit from £600K Fund

A South West partnership led by the Dartington Hall Trust is offering 50 social entrepreneurs in the South West a new finance and support package, part-funded by the Cabinet office, to make them stronger and more sustainable. Innovative social ventures with high...

Record Lending for SWIG Marks 25 Years

SWIG celebrated 25 years of operation this month with an event at Trelissick Gardens in Cornwall with speakers at the event including Ben Hughes, CEO of the Community Development Finance Association, David Beaumont, South West Area Director of SME banking for Lloyds...

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A CDFI visit to New York, Start Up Loans success and an update on our funds, read the latest bulletin from SWIG Finance below.

Thanks to Rachel Van Tosh @NYC_SBS for sharing how #NYC helps unlock the economic potential for New Yorkers to connect to good jobs, build stronger business and create thriving neighbourhoods @BigSocietyCap @Citi

Looking forward to another day meeting interesting organisation in NYC to learn all about the US #CDFI market! @BigSocietyCap @Citi @socinvestscot @FinanceFE @fredsfreddies @1st_enterprie @swigfinance