Start-Up Loan Registration

Are You…

  • Aged 18 or over?
  • Living in England, Scotland or Northern Ireland?
  • Have a new business idea?
  • Or a business less than 2 years old?

Register Now

Please complete the form below with your details and a brief overview of your business idea.

Start Up Loans are available from £500 to £25,000, per applicant (e.g. a business with three founders could apply for up to 3 x £25,000). If you have business partners who are applying, they should fill out a separate application form.

Final loan amounts are assessed on the needs of your business. Our average loan value is £7,000 and over 90% of the loans we approve are for under £10,000.

Your Details

Your Title *

Your First Name: * (as shown on your ID)

Your Middle Name(s): (if you have any, as shown on your ID)

Your Surname * (as shown on your ID)

Your Birth Surname *

Your Date of Birth * (DD/MM/YYYY)

Your Birth Country *

Your Email Address * (this should be a personal email address [e.g. @gmail.com] not a business email address)

Your Telephone Number *

Your Postcode *

Your Address Line 1 *

Your Address Line 2 (optional)

Your Town/City *

Your County *

Your Residential Status *

Length of residency at this address *

If you have lived at your current address less than 3 years, please enter your previous address
Please enter all previous addresses in full, including postcodes, to give a complete history of the last 3 years.

Your residential status at your previous address

Length of residency at your previous address

Your Ethnicity *

Your Highest Qualification * (e.g. GCSE)

Your Current Employment Status *

Have you got a Visa/Residence Permit? *

If your Visa/Residence Permit includes a 'valid until' date or a renewal date, please enter this date (DD/MM/YYYY)
If your residence permit expires within the next 18 months, unfortunately we will be unable to process your application.


Your Business

Please tell us a little about your business idea *

When will/did your business start trading? * (DD/MM/YYYY)
Don't worry if you don't have an exact date.

How much are you looking to borrow? *
Don't worry if you don't know the exact amount yet, just provide a rough indication. Start Up Loans are available from £500 - £25,000, per applicant.

What will you spend the money on? *

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Have you participated on the New Enterprise Allowance (NEA) scheme? *
Please note that you cannot be on the NEA scheme and also apply for a Start Up Loan. NEA offers access to the same loan product and trying to obtain a loan through both will cause a problem with your application.

If you have a code from one of our partners or from a flyer please enter it here. And if you have already been working with a business advisor please enter their name too.

Important - How we will use your personal information

We will use the information you provide to us initially to conduct an eligibility assessment and to get a better understanding of your business in order to determine whether or not we can offer support to you and, if so, what support you will require. We may share your information with the Start Up Loans Company, if needed, so that they can also assess your eligibility for support.

As part of the eligibility assessment process we may use credit reference agencies and fraud prevention agencies to help us make decisions. A short guide to what we do and how both we and credit reference and fraud prevention agencies will use your information can be accessed here: A condensed guide to the use of your personal information.

The Application Process

Step 1:
Complete the form on this page. We’ll be in touch by email within 2-3 days to let you know if you are eligible to apply for a start up loan.

Step 2:
If you are eligible we will introduce you to one of our business advisors who will help you with your business plan. We will also ask you for some ID documents before completing your application for review.

Step 3:
We will let you know if your application is successful. If so, the loan will be transferred to you and will be able to access our free ongoing support services.

About the Loan Repayments

The Start Up Loans Company does not provide grant-based funding. Meeting monthly repayments form a primary condition of the loan agreement applicants accept and sign. Like other credit commitments, failed Start Up Loan repayments may affect an applicant’s credit record and formal action may commence against the applicant for missed loan payments.

Any Questions?

Our FAQs section contains common questions on the application process. Or you can ask us a question via the online chat  (see the “We’re online!” button to the bottom right of the screen) or ring/email us.


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