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Export Finance: £25,000 - £250,000

What we offer

The Greater Manchester Export Fund provides loans of between £25,000 and £250,000.  Interest rates typically will be around 10%, and the term of the loan can be up to 5 years. Fees of 2% arrangement fee and 1% per annum monitoring fee apply. 

Applicants have access to a team of International Trade Advisors through DBT (Department for Business and Trade) if appropriate to develop their export strategy.

Support is targeted at SMEs (Small and Medium Enterprises) who, due to their lack of export history, small scale or perceived high level of risk, cannot access export finance from other sources.

Loans provided by GC Business Finance can be used for working capital or as cash support to enable clients’ bank to issue tender bonds, advanced payment guarantees or performance bonds.

Who should apply?

Businesses in Greater Manchester looking to trade overseas for the first time or expand their current levels of trade.

To apply you will need to be able to show that you've tried unsuccessfully to obtain some or all of the finance you need from the traditional lenders.

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13.1% APR* Representative based on a loan of £48,000 repayable over 60 months at an interest rate of 10.2% per annum (fixed).  Based on an arrangement fee of 2% and an annual 1% monitoring fee totalling £3,360.00, plus 60 Monthly repayments of £1,024.76, total amount payable £64,845.60.

*APR means annual percentage rate of interest charged against your loan which is a combination of Fixed Fees, a Fixed Rate Cost of Funds (Fixed) and an interest margin which is fixed for the term of the loan.

This is only an example your actual rate will vary based on your circumstances.