21

Dec

DSL Privacy Notice

Please click DSL Privacy Notice – Jan 2019 to see our latest Privacy Notice.

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21

Dec

CREDIT REFERENCE AGENCY INFORMATION NOTICE

From 01 Jan 2019, DSL Business Finance Ltd will be able to carry out credit check. For more information click CRAIN

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07

Dec

DSL’s Clients are finalists of the Citi Microentrepreneurship Awards 2019

4 DSL clients have been shortlisted as finalists in the Citi Microentrepreneurship Awards organised by our trade association Responsible Finance. The winners will be announced at the Awards Ceremony on 13 March 2019 in Liverpool. Good luck to all that they follow in the footsteps of our client Argyll Smokery who were winners last year. Growth Award […]

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06

Dec

£1.8M AWARDED TO EDGE13 FINALISTS

As a partner of  Scottish EDGE, DSL attended and exhibited at the EDGE13 finals held at RBS Gogarburn on 5th and 6th December 2018 where 39 finalists pitched their business ideas to an expert panel of judges over the 2 day event. It was an inspiring couple of days culminating with £1.8 Million being awarded […]

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28

Sep

Community Business Boost Programme – Glasgow City Council

Glasgow City Council has launched a new programme – Community Business Boost, to assist new and growing businesses with rental subsidies in the following Glasgow City Council Ward Areas: Calton, Canal, North West and East Centre. The council is organising city-wide events to provide further detail about the programme including eligibility, map and postcode checker […]

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20

Aug

Iain Burnside – my first few months at DSL

In my role I am responsible for delivering the Scottish Microfinance Fund (SMF) which helps both new and established businesses in Scotland gain access to finance, with the prime objective of supporting enterprise in Scotland. The fund is unique, offering loans from £500 – £25,000, with competitive interest rates and no admin charges. We are […]

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11

Jun

NETWORKING TOP TIPS

Building a bank of relevant and active connections is vital for businesses of all sizes, whether it’s relationships with current clients or prospective clients, competitors or key stakeholders in your industry. As a small business owner, building and nurturing these relationships will help your business to grow and succeed. They can provide more leads, increase […]

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04

Jun

WE’RE HERE TO HELP SMES IN SCOTLAND

At the Scottish Microfinance Fund, we provide loans to small businesses and social enterprises that can’t access funding from banks and other traditional sources. We’re available to both new and established businesses and work to help support enterprises throughout Scotland. Being experts in working with a wide range of SMEs, here we look at the […]

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25

May

Meet Our Highlands & Islands Loan Officer: Murray Marshall

Name: Murray Marshall Role: Loan Officer, Highlands & Islands What does a normal day look like for you? – As a loan officer, a typical day involves a large variety of tasks. Aside from office admin, I assess new business loan applications and meet with potential clients, local business owners and accountants. An important part […]

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16

Apr

GDPR – what you need to know before May 25th

Well, many of the concepts and principles are much the same as those in the current Data Protection Act, so if you are complying properly with the current law, then most of your approach will remain valid and can be a starting point to build from. However, there are some new elements you should be […]

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