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National Business Support Partner

GC Business Finance is the National Business Support Partner for the British Business Bank's Start Up Loan scheme, and part of a network of business support partners.

What is a Start Up Loan?

A Start Up Loan is a personal loan for entrepreneurs looking to start or grow their business.

We believe no hard-working business should have to work hard to get a loan. At GC Business Finance we are passionate about supporting entrepreneurs at every stage of their business journey, and what better place to start than the beginning. Our expert team will support you to get your business up and running via an ethical loan, as well as work with you to design and create a working Business Plan and Cash Flow Forecast.

Turn your dream into a reality today with a Start Up Loan:

  • Applicants must be at least 18 years of age
  • A credit check is necessary as part of the application
  • Failure to make repayments may affect the applicant’s credit score

A Start Up Loan is a personal loan for business purposes for a term of 1 to 5 years at a fixed rate of 6% per annum. Applications must be aged 18 or over at the time of the application. A credit check will be completed.

GC Business Finance is part of a national network of business support partners providing Start Up Loans. Find out more here.

How much could I borrow: 

The Start Up Loans programme, delivered by GC Business Finance on behalf of the British Business Bank, can provide loans of £500 - £25,000.

Who should apply?

Individuals who are starting a business or who have been trading for less than 36 months.

Additional information

Quick decisions and positive results. 

We provide personal loans for business start-up from £500 to £25,000 at a fixed rate of 6% per annum, with no setup or early repayment fees, coupled with a package of support that includes:

  • Support with business plans and cash flow forecasts
  • Start-up workshops and one-to-one business support
  • A professional business mentoring service, post loan


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6.2% APR* Representative based on a loan of £10,000 repayable over 60 months at an interest rate of 6.0% per annum (fixed). 60 Monthly repayments of £193.47, total amount payable £11,608.20.

*APR means annual percentage rate of interest charged against your loan which is a combination of 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.