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Finance Wales Helps More Welsh Businesses Access up to £5,000 Within Two Days


Finance Wales has launched a new, streamlined two-day application process for micro loans of between £1,000 and £5,000. This forward thinking change to their processes has been introduced to address the needs of businesses across Wales and could be a game changing lending facility for those looking to raise growth capital. If you have been trading for over two years, your business can now access funds at a moment’s notice which could make all the difference.

An example of this is Gwynedd-based luxury paper goods designer, Caryl Halstead who was one of the first businesses to benefit from the speedy new application process. Trade had been brisk since 2013 and Caryl is now using an unsecured £5,000 micro loan to expand her business. The immediate cash flow has enabled her to get the mechanics of her business up to date, including a new website and exhibition space at an essential trade show.

Cardiff-based business Marigold Costumes is another loan scheme debutant who has used the facility to take advantage of an opportunity. They have purchased new costumes which provided them with a valuable future income stream. Dawn Thomas-Mondo, a Bafta-nominated costume designer and Marigold’s owner commented: “Finance Wales understood that buying these costumes was an excellent business opportunity for us and that we needed to act quickly to bid for them.  We filled in a simple form and they approved our application within two days.  We were then able to purchase the costumes and we’ve already started hiring them out.”

SMEs wishing to apply for this type of micro loan should contact Finance Wales on 0800 587 4140, e-mail [email protected]


The Development Bank of Wales exists to help businesses in Wales start up, strengthen and grow, by getting them the capital they need across a range of routes.

As a unique resource in Wales, we offer flexible finance to all businesses at all stages, with funds available from £1,000 to £10million.

Our teams of friendly and dedicated staff all across Wales are on hand to provide guidance on the right investment and support for your business, and can provide the local insight which we know business owners value.

We’re one of the top five institutional venture capital investors in the UK by volume, with more than £100m invested in tech businesses.

We also work alongside partner organisations like Business Wales, and offers co-investment alongside banks, crowd funders, grants, private and corporate investors and other lenders.

And we’re committed to helping Welsh businesses improve their sustainability and achieving net-zero goals, helping them to transition to Wales’ green business future.

For more information, visit the Development Bank website at to find out more.


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