Our Finance Partner

Our Finance Partner, Growth Company Business Finance (GCBF), is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). GCBF agree loans and provide funds to successful applicants on behalf of Start Up Loans. They are also the primary point of contact for any on-going questions about the loan
What is a finance partner?

If you are successful in applying for a Start Up Loan, your application will be passed to our Finance Partner, GC Business Finance, who are authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). GC Business Finance will administer the loan agreement and funds to successful applicants and will be the primary point of contact for matters relating to loan administration, loan status and repayment arrangements.

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GC Business Finance



Company Description

Based in Manchester and established in 2002, GC Business Finance (formerly Business Finance Solutions) was created to provide alternative finance options to small businesses. To date, GC Business Finance 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 Partners, GC Business Finance also acts as a Delivery Partner, supporting new business owners across the North West with their Start Up Loans applications.