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Government-backed Start Up Funding For Your Business

If you’re considering self-employment or starting a business the likelihood is that you will need funding at some point. As long as your business has yet to start, or you’ve been trading for less than two years, then we may be able to provide support via the Government’s Start Up Loans programme.

X-Emergency Services (XES) works with X-Forces Enterprise (XFE) to deliver start-up business advice and access to business finance through the Start-Up Loans scheme. Please refer to our terms and conditions of business for more information. More than 200 people from the emergency services community have already used this service to support their own business ambition. Through our various relationships we are able to offer unsecured, personal loans at a fixed interest rate with pre-loan business planning support and post-loan mentoring and knowledge exchange. All aimed at support you so you can maximise the probability of business success.

What are the benefits of a Start Up Loan?

  • Loans of up to £25,000 (average of £11,000)
  • Unsecured, personal loan for business purposes
  • Borrow for up to 5 years
  • 12 months’ free mentoring
  • No early repayment penalties
  • Access to free events and workshops
  • Dedicated Business Advisor

Eligibility

Start Up Loans are unsecured personal loans for business purposes and therefore you don’t need a trading history. However, due to responsible lending there will be a credit check conducted in order to process your application. You will also need to confirm that you are eligible, based on the following criteria:

  • You’re 18 years of age or older
  • You have the right to work in the UK
  • You live in the UK
  • Your business is not yet trading or has been trading for less than two years
  • Your business is based in the UK
  • You are unable to secure finance from other sources
  • Your business type and loan purpose is eligible under the terms of the scheme

How to get started

To find out more about how X-Emergency & X-Forces can support you, or to begin the application process, please complete the form below.

Mandatory fields are indicated with a *

IMPORTANT: Missing payments could have severe consequences and make obtaining credit more difficult. Loans are strictly for 18s and over. Personal loans for business use only. Finance is subject to status, where a credit check will be performed.

Additional Funding Options

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Grant Funding

The Government Portal provides information on grants and many other types of funding for small business owners.

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Finance Your Growth

The British Business Bank is a Government-owned independently-run development bank that’s helped more than 74,000 SMEs.

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How Much Can You Borrow?

Am I eligible for a startup loan?

I am over 18 years old I have the right to live and work in the UK for the full term of the loan I am starting or expanding a UK-based business

I want to borrow:


For a duration of:


Monthly Payment £88.81

Total Repayment £2,131.50

Further Information

Business Planning Resources

Business Plan Templates, Cash Flow Forecast Templates, Free Guides, Further Information.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Find out more about application process, the information required, the loan terms and other useful information.

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