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NPIF BFS & MSIF Microfinance Fund:

£25,000 - £100,000

Whether you are an entrepreneur wishing to start your own business, an early stage or a more established SME looking to grow, you may find it difficult to obtain the finance you need.

Microfinance loans can be used to fill the funding gap for growth and development projects. Microfinance is available for a wide range of purposes including filling gaps in working capital, funding expansion projects, leasing commercial premises and asset acquisitions.

What we offer

Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund microfinance, provides loans of between £25,000 and £100,000.  

Who should apply

SMEs located in the North West of England that requires finance to achieve their start-up, development, or growth plans.

To apply you will need to be able to demonstrate a viable business plan, which shows that the business can both meet the loan repayment and create or protect jobs as a result of the finance.

You will also need to be able to show that you've tried unsuccessfully to obtain some or all of the finance you need from the traditional lenders.

NPIF NW (Microfinance) LP registered in England with the company number LP017846, is jointly managed by BFS Funding Managers Limited and Alliance Fund Managers Ltd.  BFS Funding Managers Limited is registered in England, with company number 08714352, authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), FRN 608682.

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This loan calculator is only an example, your actual rate will vary based on your circumstances’ to the calculator.

*APR means annual percentage rate of interest charged against your loan which is a combination of Fixed Rate Cost of Funds (Fixed) and an interest margin which is fixed for the term of the loan.

Representative example: 7.9% APR Representative based on a loan of £10,000 repayable over 60 months at an interest rate of 7.9% per annum (fixed). Monthly repayment of £200.99 . total amount payable £12,059.40.