Start Up Loans

The NMTF is a Referral Partner to the government-backed Start up Loans Company.

If you’ve got a business idea, thinking of taking the next step and need financial support to get you going – this page is for you.

Start Up Loans offer low-interest personal loans to fund business ideas. You can borrow up to £25,000 with a fixed interest rate of 6% pa. Repayment terms vary from one to five years. There are not set up or early repayment fees.
Start Up Loans provide free pre-loan support with business plans and cash flow forecasts. If you receive a loan, they’ll give you 12 months free mentoring. They’ve got a range of useful templates and guides on their website.

As a Referral Partner, the NMTF is not involved in the delivery of the loan or mentoring from the Start Up Loans Company.

But as a trade association, we do offer advice and guidance to entrepreneurs interested in trading on markets, festivals, fairs and shows.

Start Up Guide
Tips and advice
Download (PDF)

Join the NMTF
Get the basics right
Find out more

NMTF First
Business Support Guide
£10 for members

Register your interest in a loan from the Start Up Loans Company