Microfinance Loans

Microfinance Loans

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Under a partnership between Microfinance Ireland and the Local Enterprise Offices, Business Loans are now available through the Local Enterprise Office.

  • Unsecured loans from €2,000 up to €25,000 (up to €50K if your business has been Covid affected by 15%)
  • Term from 3 to 5 years
  • Reduced Interest Rate 6.8%(7.8% APR) for LEO clients (Reduced further for Covid cases: 4.5% (5.5%)
  • Flexibility on repayment terms (For the Covid loan product, no repayments for the first six months)

The loans are provided and underwritten by our partner organisation Microfinance Ireland and application may be made through the LEO office and will be in the first instance will be assessed locally. Microfinance Ireland was established by the Government to provide additional lending to start-up and existing micro enterprises. The final decision for all loan applications is made by Microfinance Ireland. Loans are repayable to Microfinance Ireland according to the terms and conditions set out by Microfinance Ireland.

Sole Traders, Partnerships and Limited Companies with fewer than 10 employees and an annual turnover of less than €2m are eligible to apply. Unlike some of the other financial supports available from the LEO, all business sectors are eligible to apply. Loans can be used to fund start-ups, existing and growth microenterprises and can be used for working capital or the hiring of new employees, the purchase of stock, equipment, machinery and business vehicles.

By applying through the Local Enterprise Office you will get :

  • 1% reduction on normal interest rate 
  • Assistance and feedback on application
  • Business advice and support

To find out more please log onto the Microfinance Ireland website or contact us here at LEO Wicklow on 0404 30800.

Related Links:

  • Success Stories

    Microfinance Ireland Loans Success Stories, through LEO Wicklow