Micro-credit in Brussels

Last modified:

Wednesday 23 October 2019

Micro-credit is intended for socially-excluded individuals, or those at risk of being so (unemployed, inactive, etc.) and for micro-entrepreneurs not having access to traditional bank credit.

In Brussels, several stakeholders offer personal (loan generally below €3,000) or professional micro-credits (loan for a maximum of 15,000 Euros):

Brusoc

Brusoc is a financing instrument, which, through the creation of local and sustainable employment, specialises in the economic revival of areas located in priority intervention zones for the Brussels Capital Region (priority intervention area). As a local economy and social partner, Brusoc targets those who don't have access to classic bank financing. It offers micro-credits to self-employed people, and loans for social economy projects.

Microstart

MicroStart’s objective is to support, through micro-credit financing, entrepreneurs excluded from the classic banking system in the context of creating or developing their own business. MicroStart focuses on the dialogue with the entrepreneur, the project in question and the human approach.

Credal

As a social credit cooperative, Crédal's objective is to make money invested by "co-operators" available to organisations active in social economy (solidarity credits), micro-entrepreneurs (professional micro-credits) and people excluded from the classic banking system (personal micro-credits).

Hefboom

Hefboom offers financial support and expert advice to companies and organisations active in the social and solidarity economy in Flanders and Brussels. Hefboom also offers ethical investment products. The organisation focuses on projects relating to the training and employment of at-risk groups.

Let's stay in touch

Join more than 25,000 subscribers and receive every fortnight in your mailbox our free newsletter (French or Dutch), packed with the latest news, fascinating testimonials, actionable advice and an overview of useful workshops and networking activities for entrepreneurs in Brussels !