Established in 1993 with a remit to "encourage and nurture profitable and sustainable enterprises in the areas that are amongst the most depressed and disadvantaged in Glasgow".
We soon saw that profitable and sustainable enterprises needed finance everywhere and have gradually spread our wings to offer business loans to the rest of Scotland. Contact us to see if we can help on 0141 425 2930.
DSL is a Community Development Finance Institution (CDFI), a member of the Community Development Finance Association and the European Microfinance Network. We provide business start-up and growth loans for small businesses and social enterprises that can't access funding from banks and other traditional sources.
DSL has always had great support over the years. The photo on this page is from 2001, when the Prince of Wales visited DSL and met David Brown, one of our first chief executives.
DSL Business Finance offers loans to businesses in Glasgow, businesses in Edinburgh, businesses in South Lanarkshire, businesses in North Lanarkshire, businesses in South Ayrshire, businesses in East Ayrshire, businesses in North Ayrshire, businesses in East Renfrewshire, businesses in Renfrewshire, businesses in Stirling, businesses in Fife, businesses in Inverclyde, businesses in Dumfries and Galloway, businesses in West Lothian, businesses in East Lothian, businesses in Midlothian, and businesses in towns and areas including Livingston and Falkirk.
We now lend anywhere in Scotland including Aberdeen, Western Isles, Inverness and Dundee
DSL - Business lending in Scotland