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With a fixed interest rate of just 6% per annum and the ability to borrow between £500 and £25,000 over a 1 – 5-year period.

Start Up loans are available to individuals over the age of 18 who have a viable business idea but no access to finance. This includes businesses that are yet to launch, as well as those that have been trading for up to 24 months.

  • Start Up Loans offer an affordable source of finance to help new and early stage business owners bring their plans to life.
  • SWIG Finance is part of a network of official Start Up Loans delivery partners across the UK who administer the scheme.
  • We are here to guide you through the application process, including advice on creating a business plan and cashflow forecast.
  • In addition to finance, all Start Up Loan recipients are offered up to 12 months of mentoring support and access to a range of special business offers.


Representative example (Start Up Loans Company): £10,000 loan repayable over 5 years. 60 monthly payments of £193.33. Rate of interest 6% per annum fixed. Representative APR 6.18%. Total amount of credit £10,000. Total interest payable £1,599.80. Total cost of credit £1,599.80. Total amount payable is £11,599.80.

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