We became frustrated by banks and other lenders holding back the growth of small businesses due to their inflexible rules about who they will lend to.
We realised that for many small businesses who need funding, fintechs and challenger banks are not filling the funding gap; because they use many of the same rules as the banks.
Yet over 99.9% of UK businesses are small businesses, employing over 60% of the private sector workforce.
Independent research tells us that the funding gap is at least £2.2bn per year and could be as much as £35bn¹
Knowing that small businesses have such a great impact upon local economies, job creation and social mobility, we felt compelled to do something.
We partnered with many other organisations similarly passionate about sustainably, ethically and commercially tackling the funding gap for small businesses, and Ask Inclusive Finance was born...
If your business has been declined a loan by a bank, we could help you access the loan you need. Our network of lenders will guide you through the application to find the right loan for your business.
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We got frustrated by banks holding back the growth of small businesses, due to their inflexible rules about who they will lend to.
Our mission is to make lending to small businesses fair, simple and easier to access.
We could help you secure a loan of between £5k - £150k through our network of community based lenders.
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You can apply for a loan from £5,000 to £150,000 over a term of 6 months to 5 years. It’s important that you can afford the loan repayments. The lending partner will help you decide the right amount to borrow, based on your business plan and growth ambitions. Our partners are organisations who specialise in lending to companies who have been declined credit from banks. Your bank is likely to be able to offer you lower rates of interest, if they will support your loan application. We would recommend applying to your bank first.
The AskIf platform aims to help expand and professionalise the responsible finance industry, allowing many more small companies to benefit from the credit it provides.
James Hurley - The Times