Development Bank of Wales

Flexible finance for businesses based in Wales from £1,000 up to £5 million. Loans and equity. Secured and unsecured.

  • 99% of new customers recommend us*
  • Local teams with a face-to-face approach
  • Support for both start-ups and established businesses
  • Finance tailored around your individual needs
  • Dedicated ongoing support

Flexible finance to suit your business

Loans and investment to start or finance your company's early years.

  • Micro loans £1,000 - £50,000
  • Loans and equity funding from £50,000 - £5 million

Check out our starting a business page for more info.

Loans and investment to strengthen and grow your business.

  •  Fast track loans £1,000 - £10,000
  •  Micro loans £1,000 - £50,000
  •  Loans and equity funding from £50,000 - £5 million

Check out our growing a business page for more info.

Succession finance for any potential buyer looking to acquire a business. 

  • A business buying another business
  • A management team buying the business they run
  • A management team buying into another business

Find out more about succession and acquisition.

Seed and growth capital available to technology-based businesses.

  • Seed finance (equity) for pre-revenue technology start-ups and spinouts
  • Loans and equity packages for early-stage and established technology-based businesses

Find out about how we can support technology-based businesses. 

Short-term loans starting from £150,000 for commercially viable property projects in Wales

  • New housing developments
  • New office, industrial and warehouse developments
  • Refurbishment projects

Find out how our property team could support you.

Loans and investment to start or finance your company's early years.

  • Micro loans £1,000 - £50,000
  • Loans and equity funding from £50,000 - £5 million

Check out our starting a business page for more info.

Loans and investment to strengthen and grow your business.

  •  Fast track loans £1,000 - £10,000
  •  Micro loans £1,000 - £50,000
  •  Loans and equity funding from £50,000 - £5 million

Check out our growing a business page for more info.

Succession finance for any potential buyer looking to acquire a business. 

  • A business buying another business
  • A management team buying the business they run
  • A management team buying into another business

Find out more about succession and acquisition.

Seed and growth capital available to technology-based businesses.

  • Seed finance (equity) for pre-revenue technology start-ups and spinouts
  • Loans and equity packages for early-stage and established technology-based businesses

Find out about how we can support technology-based businesses. 

Short-term loans starting from £150,000 for commercially viable property projects in Wales

  • New housing developments
  • New office, industrial and warehouse developments
  • Refurbishment projects

Find out how our property team could support you.

Our process

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Step 1

Complete our eligibility tool in just a few minutes.

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Step 2

Apply online. We'll then contact you within two working days to discuss next steps.

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Step 3

Once we have everything we need, your application is reviewed and a decision made.

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Step 4

If successful and all documents are in place, funds can be transferred within one working day.

*Based on a customer feedback survey sample of 125 businesses between April 2016 and May 2017