We're a development bank that puts Wales's potential at the heart of our decision-making. 

We fund businesses that we think will benefit Wales and its people. The ones that will create ripples of growth. The ones that are more than a good business model or a great idea. We finance responsible businesses - those with a strong social, ethical and environmental standards, as well as real commercial promise. 

By providing sustainable, effective finance where options have seemed limited, we're bringing ambitions to life and fuelling possibilities for people, businesses and communities in Wales and beyond.

 

A unique resource for Wales

We can provide equity funding for early stage tech startups, ambitious businesses looking to grow and support for management buy-outs. Our equity funds can invest from £50k to £10m and customers benefit from ongoing support including access to our network of investors, non-executive directors and specialist consultancy.

Our flexible business loans can support the full business lifecycle from start-ups and growing businesses, to succession transactions including employee buy-outs. We also offer specialist funds for tourism businesses and certain town centres, which can be combined with Welsh Government grants. Our loans range from £1k to £10m over terms of up to 15 years.

Through our property development loans, we can support residential, mixed use and commercial developments with funding from £150k to £6m. Customers benefit from a dedicated team with specialist sector knowledge and discounted lending for green homes.

Our research arm, Economic Intelligence Wales, collates and analyses economic data, creating valuable insight into the Welsh economy. Regular reports track supply and demand for finance, identifying market gaps to inform policy.

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  1. Deliver debt and equity funding with a social impact
  2. Promote and advance a green future in Wales
  3. Deliver excellence, customer-first, financial stability 

 

We fund businesses that we think will benefit Wales and its people. The ones that will create ripples of growth. The ones that are more than a good business model or a great idea. We finance responsible businesses - those with a strong social, ethical and environmental standards, as well as real commercial promise. 

 

The Development Bank of Wales Group is made up of the Development Bank of Wales, Angels Invest Wales and fund manager FW Capital. Find out more about our corporate structure

For our strategic and corporate documents please see our reports and documents section.

What's next?

You can check if your business is eligible for a loan in less than five minutes with our online eligibility checker. 

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