Who we lend to
Microfinance Ireland’s customers come from a diverse range of industry sectors and from all across Ireland.
We have provided unsecured business loans of up to €25,000 to start-ups and existing businesses in the retail, hospitality, services, food & drink and manufacturing industries, to name just a few.
Microfinance Ireland lends only to small businesses based in the Republic of Ireland with less than 10 employees and annual turnover of less than €2m (micro-enterprises). In order to qualify for a loan, you must also be creating or sustaining a minimum of one full-time job. This can mean that you work full-time in the business yourself, or you employ somebody else to do so.
No matter what sector you are operating in or what type of business you are planning, we can often help by providing loan finance in circumstances where the banks are unable to. In fact many of our customers come to us either directly or through one of our partners, the Local Enterprise Office or Local Development Company, after being turned down for a loan by their bank.
So whether you are just starting out, need some help with cash-flow or are scaling up your business to meet growing demand, take a look at our Loan Packages for small business and see how Microfinance Ireland can help you today.