Business Finance

CEIS offer a range of business finance solutions to small businesses and social enterprises that can’t access funding from banks and other traditional sources through DSL Business Finance, a subsidiary of CEIS, which was established in 1993.

As a social enterprise, our aim is to encourage and nurture profitable and sustainable enterprises in Scotland. We do this by asking clients, as part of their loan agreement, to consider recruiting local people, where possible to help generate local employment. Through our funding we were able to create 34.5fte jobs and sustain 40 throughout 2013.

DSL Business Finance is a Community Development Finance Institution (CDFI), a member of the Community Development Finance Association and the European Microfinance Network.

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