Capital Connections

Capital Connections

Capital Connections is a panel of finance providers who offer different solutions which you can consider if the lending you have applied for is not available from the bank. The current panel members are shown below:




Min and Max Funding


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Equity crowdfunding platform. Startups, early stage and growth businesses

Investment up to €5m


See the guide below or contact:

Funding Circle

P2P Crowdfunding platform. Buinesses with 2+ years' trading

Unsecured £5k to £350k Secured up to £1m

6 months to 5 years

See the guide below or contact:
0800 756 9525

Assetz Capital

P2P Crowdfunding platform Established or new business

Secured business and property loans £100k to £5m

6 months to 5 years

See the guide below or contact:
0330 332 7994


Online lending for short-term working capital Businesses with 6+ months' trading

Unsecured £1k to £100k

Up to 12 months

See the guide below or contact:
020 3476 6146


Lending for residential investment/commercial property purchase and capital raising

Secured property loans first and second charge £20k to £5m

1 month to 30 years

See our guide below or contact:
0800 902 0655

Social and Community Capital

Loans for established trading charities and social enterprises

Typically secured £30k to £750k


See the guide below or contact:
020 7672 1141

The Start Up Loans Company (SULCo)

Start up loans

Personal loans for business purposes between £500-£25,000

1-5 years

See the guide below or contact:
020 3908 0495

These providers are independent to the bank and we receive no commission or fee as a result of a customer choosing to do business with them. 

Please note that the solutions they offer may be different to the lending you requested from the bank, and each provider will have their own criteria which you need to fulfil.

You can contact any of these providers in the guides listed below using the details provided. You can  also ask your usual bank contact to make a referral for you to a provider you choose from the panel.

There are a range of options detailed in the following documents, including the Capital Connections panel members plus other national and regional organisations.

Security may be required. Product fees may apply. Over 18s only.

Any property used as security, which may include your home, may be repossessed if you do not keep up repayments on a mortgage or other debt secured on it.

Guide to Business Funding Options Scotland (PDF, 126KB)
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