essential guide

Can you get a Start Up Loan?

  • Are you aged 18+?
    The Start Up Loans Company can only lend to applicants who are 18 years or older at the time of their application.
    Yes
    No
  • Will your business be based in the UK?
    Your business must be registered and based in the UK. This does not exclude businesses that primarily export or import goods and/or services into to the UK.
    Yes
    No
  • Are you a UK resident?
    Applicants must be living in the UK at the time of their application. You must be free to work in the UK on a full-time basis with no restrictions on the type of work or self-employment.
    Yes
    No
  • Have you developed a business idea?
    Our Delivery Partners provide guidance on your loan application but this must be your own work. All applicants will be asked to provide a Business Plan and Cash Flow Forecast. Click here to access free templates.
    Yes
    No
  • Has your business been trading for more than two years?
    You do not need to have started your business, but you cannot have been trading for more than 2 years to be eligible to apply for a Start Up Loan.
    Yes
    No
 
 
Additional information
  • Free 'How to' guide for those thinking of starting a business
    A government funded scheme to provide advice,
    loans and mentoring to startup businesses.