The Start Up Loans scheme

The Start Up Loans Company offers government-backed personal loans for business purposes. The loans are available to businesses yet to launch or those that have already started trading. The Start Up Loans Company works with a network of Delivery Partner organisations. The partners support loan applicants in all regions and industries throughout the UK.

The scheme’s lending statistics

Start Up Loans scheme statistics correct as of May 2016

The founding of the scheme

The Start Up Loans Company was established in September 2012 by Lord Young. He identified that if self-employment was considered as a viable career path this would lead to increased job creation.

Our mission is to ensure the provision of affordable finance, free mentoring and support for those who cannot obtain funding from alternative sources.

The Start Up Loans Company is supported by the British Business Bank. With £330 million of government funding confirmed we are set to continue our exciting work backing 28 businesses a day.

Find out more about a Start Up Loan.