Finance East

Finance East is The FSE Group’s regional funding organisation for the six counties of the East of England.

Finance East provides an alternative source of loan finance to support high-growth businesses based in Essex, Suffolk, Norfolk, Cambridgeshire, Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire (see map below). As fund manager for the East of England Regional Growth Loan Scheme & East of England Regional Trade Finance Loan Scheme, Finance East offers loan finance to established SMEs seeking to implement growth strategies.

Since establishment in 2009, it has supported over 150 companies through the Regional Growth Loan Scheme, agreeing more than £18m of loans and leveraging a further £40m of other finance into growth orientated SMEs. Companies supported have created nearly 450 new jobs in the region.

The Regional Growth Loan Scheme is funded by HM Government via the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills.

The scheme has capacity for more lending and the Finance East team are keen to discuss opportunities – please contact us for more information.

Finance East maintains close contact with a range of organisations that provide business support services to SMEs across the East of England. A list of our partners can be found here: Finance East Partners

Finance East also work closely with the New Anglia Local Enterprise Partnership to deliver the New Anglia Growing Business Fund. More information about the New Anglia Growing Business Fund can be found here:

Map of the Finance East region:


Companies supported through the East of England Regional Growth Loan Scheme