We’re a subsidiary of the British Business Bank and deliver the Government’s Start Up Loans programme providing finance and support for businesses who struggle to access other forms of finance.
We work with a national network of Delivery Partners who are based across England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. In addition to helping applicants prepare their business plan and cash flow forecast, our Delivery Partners are responsible for assessing final applications and providing ongoing mentoring support to successful applicants.
We also work with two Finance Partners, Street UK Limited and The Enterprise Loan Fund Ltd (trading as Business Finance Solutions), who are responsible for administering the loan agreements and funds to successful applicants (and are both regulated by the FCA). Our Finance Partners are the key point of contact for any matters relating to loan administration and repayments. Delivery Partners do not get involved at this level once the loan has been granted.
All of our Delivery Partners and Finance Partners are closely monitored by The Start Up Loans Company to deliver a consistent approach to supporting applicants and ensure responsible lending decisions are made across the network.