Our finance provider

What is a finance provider?

Your main point of contact for questions about the status of your loan, or your repayments, once your finance is approved.

If you’re successful in applying for a Start Up Loan, you’ll be assigned to our finance provider. They will manage your loan agreement and issue you with the money.

Our finance provider is regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). 

We also monitor them closely to make sure our approach to supporting applicants is consistent across the entire network.

About GC Business Finance

Established in 2002, Manchester-based GC Business Finance (formerly Business Finance Solutions) was set up to provide alternative finance options to small businesses. 

To date, the company has lent over £175m to more than 20,000 businesses through the Start Up Loans scheme.

As well as being one of the Start Up Loans Company’s official finance providers, GC Business Finance also acts as a business support partner, supporting new business owners across the North West with their Start Up Loans applications.

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