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An initiative that delivers real economic benefits

LendingCrowd is supported by Scottish Investment Bank (SIB), the investment arm of economic development agency Scottish Enterprise. Under this ground-breaking initiative, SIB provides funding that is lent to ambitious small and medium-sized businesses the length and breadth of the country.

In May 2019, we formed a unique funding partnership with SIB and Dutch entrepreneurial bank NIBC to provide even more SMEs with the finances they need to grow.

Together we can bring real benefits to the British economy.

Our initial criteria

  • At least two years’ trading history

  • Turnover of at least £100,000

  • Be a limited company or LLP

  • No active CCJs over £250

Start your journey

If you’re looking to take your business further with a LendingCrowd loan, get in touch to find out how we can help.

How it works

You can carry out an eligibility check in 60 seconds and apply in 30 minutes. We make a decision on your loan within 48 hours. Once your loan is approved and funded you’ll have it within five working days. Our fees are transparent and there are no penalties for early repayment. You also have direct access to our team, so you’ll have an expert on hand to answer your questions.

For a better loan you need to think outside the bank.

Case Study


SortMyPC needed funds to complete an acquisition to help them grow. Their MD loved the flexibility of our financing and also the personal touch from our Credit Team. The company reached its loan target of £73,000 and the funding they secured allowed them to continue to successfully grow the business.

“The LendingCrowd team were excellent to deal with and showed great interest in what we were trying to achieve. They worked closely with us to create a solid pitch document in order to get our loan listed on their marketplace. They provided excellent customer service and I can’t recommend them highly enough.”

Gordon Sayers, Managing Director, SortMyPC

Start your journey

If you’re looking to take your business further with a LendingCrowd loan, get in touch to find out how we can help.

Have any questions?

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or call us on 0345 564 1600 and we’ll be happy to help.

LendingCrowd is the trading name of Edinburgh Alternative Finance Limited, Company Number SC468392, authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (Firm reference number 670991). LendingCrowd and its products are not covered by the Financial Services Compensation Scheme.

The company's registered office is 23 Manor Place, Edinburgh, EH3 7DX.

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