It’s about trust
We’ll go through the forms and do a credit check together: you need to tell us on your application if you have a poor credit history, and we need to understand all the circumstances, but we will still consider your application. Then we will discuss whether, or how, we can support you to build your business, and about how you can help to make sure things work out well.
Then we pay your loan over to you, and you start paying back in monthly instalments which start four weeks later.
We keep in touch with each other, and talk through any worries or concerns until you’ve paid back your loan.
You're welcome to join our monthly face-to-face 'Be You Own Boss' business coffee club, where you'll meet other enterprising people like you to share ideas, support and successes.
As well as being regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and the Charity Commission, Trust Leeds is a member of Responsible Finance, a representative body for community development financial institutions, which are professional and trusted organisations that act responsibly and treat customers fairly. All members are required to sign up to the Responsible Finance Code of Practice. It sets out the shared standards that all responsible finance providers must comply with.