How does it work?
ACCESS is a registered non-profit that helps people access financing for business or career credentials. Our clients generally don’t have the assets and/or credit ratings that banks require.
We offer an alternative by providing an interest rate similar to major banks and include extra support, free of charge, to help you meet your goals.
Our volunteers will meet with you to learn about your business or career plans and will decide if you are a candidate for a loan. They may also offer to match you to a career councillor or business coach to give you additional support.
Once you’re approved for a loan, you’ll open an account with our financial partner, where you’ll receive your funds. This allows you to establish a credit rating with a traditional bank, which improves your future borrowing options.
We’re with you every step of the way! Even after you’ve received you’re loan, we invite you to keep in touch with our team. We have a variety of learning and networking opportunities that can help your professional development.