Who we are and what we do

We are a government-owned business development bank dedicated to making finance markets work better for smaller businesses.

Whether you’re looking for finance to start a business, grow to the next level, or stay ahead of the competition, we’re delivering greater volume and choice of finance.

The Start up, Scale up and Stay ahead boxes below can point you in the right direction. If you want to know more about the British Business Bank itself, here’s some information about what we do

Looking to Start up

Are you an early-stage company, less than three years old? See what Start Up Loans could do for your business.

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Looking to Scale up

Ready to grow your business? Explore the finance options to suit your business with our new Finance Hub.

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Discover your finance options
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Looking to Stay ahead

Are you a viable company seeking to grow, or simply in need of day-to-day finance for your business? Check out our Stay ahead partners to see what they can offer.

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The Finance Hub

Understanding suitable finance options for your growing business isn’t always straightforward.

Use our 6-step tool to discover the finance options that could help grow your business.

Start Up Loans

A Start Up Loan is a government-backed personal loan available to individuals looking to start or grow a business in the UK.

You can borrow between £500 and £25,000.

Recovery Loan Scheme (RLS)

The scheme provides financial support to businesses across the UK as they recover and grow following the coronavirus pandemic.

Find out more.

The SME Finance Charter

Learn more about the SME Finance Charter and how it's supporting UK SMEs

Careers section

Find out more about what it's like to work at the British Business Bank, view our corporate video and apply for vacancies

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