Black-Led Business Financing Program

Supporting Black-led businesses through access to financial solutions, advice, and the benefit of offers from Bank partners. 

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Program Benefits

    • Term financing for both start-ups and established Black-Led businesses.
    • Access to resources and partnerships to help your business succeed.
    • Fixed or variable monthly payments available depending on the financial needs of your business.
    • Competitive fixed or floating interest rates.
    • Interest only payments for up to 12 months.*
    • Optional Scotia Business Loan Protection available.

Program Details


  • Financing for new capital investments and/or working capital needs.
  • Competitive fixed or floating interest rates.
  • Interest only payments for 12 months.*
  • Up to 5-year term with amortization up to 10 years.
  • Term loan for business for capital investments minimum of $25,000 with a maximum limit of $250,000.
  • Term loan for business for working capital – minimum of $25,000 with a maximum limit of $50,000.

Eligibility 


Businesses that have a minimum black ownership of 50% or more and annual sales up to $15,000,000 will be eligible to apply for loans under the program.

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Black-Led Business Financing Program Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)


What is the Black-led Business Financing Program?

A: It is a financing program to lend eligible, Black-Led businesses financing for capital investments and/or working capital needs.

Who can apply for loans under the Black-led Business Financing Program? 

A: Businesses that have a minimum black ownership of 50% or more and have annual sales up to $15,000,000 will be eligible to apply for loans under the program.

What financing is available for established Black-led businesses?

A: Established eligible businesses are eligible to apply for a term loan for capital investments up to $250,000 and/or a term loan for working capital up to $50,000.

What financing is available for start up Black-led businesses?

A: Start up businesses are eligible to apply for a term loan for capital investments up to $50,000.

What is the interest rate for a Black-led Business Financing Loan?

A: Scotiabank offers competitive lending rates.  Speak to your nearest local Scotiabank Small Business Advisor to start your application and understand what rates may be available to you.

What terms and amortization are available?

A: Capital investments can have a term up to 5 years and amortization up to 10 years.  Working capital term loans can have up to a 3-year term and a 3-year amortization.

How do I apply for the Black-led Business Financing Program?

A: Start by meeting with your local Scotiabank Small Business Advisor to start your application.

 

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