What is an iwoca Flexi-Loan?

Learn more about iwoca and how our Flexi-Loans work

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Written by Richard Penn
Updated over a week ago

Our founders, Christoph and James, launched iwoca in March 2012 with the mission of offering a fast, flexible source of finance for all types of small business. Since then, we’ve lent over £200 million to companies across the UK.

Our main product is a small business credit facility called the Flexi-Loan which is perfect for short-term borrowing – such as when you need to pay upfront for stock, make a short-term investment, bridge a cash flow gap or finance a project.

How much does it cost?

It’s completely free to get approved and there are no commitments.

Once you're approved, you'll be given a credit limit and interest rate based on your business profile and will be able to see how your repayments vary based on how much you borrow and for how long. In the meantime, you can see a representative example by using our interactive calculator.

How much can I borrow?

We offer credit limits between £1,000 and £500,000. The amount we offer is based on your business profile, typically up to one month's business turnover.

For startups with no trading history, the maximum we can offer is up to £10,000.

Will my credit line be secured against an asset?

No, we don't take any security and have no asset requirements. All we need is a personal guarantee, which should be from a company director. You can find out here why we ask for a personal guarantee.

Can I borrow more funding during my loan?

Yes, we’re generally happy for you top up back to your credit limit provided you have made four monthly repayments (or the equivalent of). We'll just need to confirm that your business performance remains strong before we can approve your top-up. This may require updated documents but it usually only takes a couple of hours.

Sounds good. How do I get started?

You just need to submit an application through our easy online process. You can get approved with no fees or commitments so it's worthwhile even if you don't need the funds straight away. Applying only takes a few minutes and we'll aim to make a decision within a few hours.

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