Other organisations may be in the private sector, the public sector and the third sector (social enterprises). We cannot recommend the organisations we work with, these lists however should give you a greater choice when looking for finance.
Public and non-profit organisations that provide business finance in Scotland
If you are under 26 and are setting up in business you may be able to access business support and a £5000 loan via PSYBT.
If you are based in the East of Scotland you might be able to access ESIF
If you are based in the West of Scotland you might be able to access WSLF
Find other business finance providers on the Finding Finance website.
Private companies that offer business finance in Scotland (we have not listed mainstream banks as these should be known to you)
Bibbys - invoice factoring
Aldemore Bank - factoring and other services
First Independent Finance - finance/invoice factoring broker
Organisations we work with to deliver other business support
DSL is a partner of the Wise Group and is helping to manage the £4M Enterprise Growth Fund aimed at social enterprises.
DSL is supported by European funding enabling DSL to increase the number of businesses with access to finance in Scotland.
Just Enterprise provides free advice and support to social enterprises to start-up and grow
Business Gateway provides free advice and support to private companies to start-up and grow.
Our membership organisations
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