Growing a business

Capital Connections

Our panel members

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.


Equity crowdfunding platform. Startups, early stage and growth businesses.


Online lending for short-term working capital businesses with 6+ months trading.


Lending for residential investment/commercial property purchase and capital raising.

Social and Community Capital*

Loans for established trading charities and social enterprises.
*RBS Social & Community Capital is a charity run separately from Royal Bank of Scotland. Royal Bank of Scotland provides some resources and services to the charity, but receives no financial return for its support or as a result of business from referred customers.

Start Up Loans Company (SULCo)

Start up loans.

Market Finance

Online invoice finance. Businesses with turnover of £100k+.

UK Agricultural Finance

Specialist business lender to the agricultural sector, providing traditional, responsible lending to farmers throughout England, Scotland and Wales.

Corporate Asset Solutions

Asset Finance lending.

The bank receives no commission or fee as a result of a customer choosing to do business with any of these providers.

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 guide 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.

Guides to Business Funding Options:

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