Government Loans

This assistance can target saving money on premises, machinery and IT equipment for example, but will require time and effort to successfully apply. The Government offers financial help to small businesses through more than 200 grants for a clear purpose and where there is a potential for a benefit to the local economy. More information on support for businesses and suppliers affected by Coronavirus including the latest Government grants can be found on oursupport for businesses and suppliers page. BigCommerce helps growing businesses, enterprise brands, and everything in-between sell more online.

If your application is successful and you do not wish to open a Business Current Account with us, we will open a fee-free Loan Servicing Account until your Business Loan is repaid. Applicants may receive a different rate of interest based on their individual circumstances. The representative APR is an illustration of the highest rate that we expect to offer up to 51% of successful applicants. Fashion and retailLondonArabella Hill and Flavia Paterson took out two loans of £25,000 in January 2020 and £10,000 in June 2020 to set up Paterson and Hill, a clothing brand for women … Healthleisure and wellbeingSouth West RetailSiblings Albert, Betty and Minnie Alexander took out a loan of £22,000 in 2021 to launch Kitty’s Herbery, a perfumery based in Bude, Cornwall. Personal/business investment – To establish your investment in the business compared to what our investment might be.

An overview of your trading history might be necessary, as well as any information about previous debts or county court judgements . A micro business is generally accepted to be one that operates with fewer than ten employees. Loans catered to this size business will likely be much quicker and easier to apply for because there will be fewer requirements to satisfy. The issue is that a smaller business is likely to have a limited turnover, so there may be an upper cap on how much you can borrow, and for how long.

The scheme is meant to protect businesses who have been specifically impacted by the virus, and can be expected to return to profitability once the emergency has been lifted. Most small business grants are available for start-ups or new businesses with a goal to create jobs and stimulate the economy. The finance initiative is funded by the government’s Local Growth Fund, Warwickshire County Council and Coventry City Council. The Local Growth Fund is managed by Coventry and Warwickshire Local Enterprise Partnership. This is the most popular SBA loan program, as it has the most use cases and is well-funded and publicized by the SBA. SBA 7 loans are available in amounts up to $5 million, to be repaid over years.

It means that if the borrower defaults on the loan, the lender can seize ownership of the asset in lieu of payment. Interest rates tend to be lower as the risk to the lender is reduced. A secured business loan is backed by an asset such as property, vehicles or machinery. This provides the lender with more certainty because if the loan isn’t repaid they can claim ownership of the asset from the business borrower.