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Building back better, together

Recovery Loan Scheme (RLS)

The RLS supports access to finance for UK businesses as they recover and grow following the Covid-19 pandemic.

Supporting recovery and building skills

We’re getting UK businesses going again with a range of support.

Business Builder

Business Builder provides free online learning and virtual events for a community of business owners just like you.

Accelerator programme

If you’re a high growth business with ambitions to expand, our Accelerator programme could help you get the skills to scale up.

Business insights hub

Visit our hub for articles and insights to help you understand the latest trends and find ways to adapt to a changing business landscape.

Springboard to recovery

We’re keen to support businesses recover in whatever ways we can. So we’ve carried out a survey to see how best we can support economic recovery.

The survey showed that SME’s need support tailored to their specific needs, and we’re aware of differences in the allocation of support and funding across gender, location and ethnicity.

We’re using the results of the report to do what we can for our customers and their businesses.

Financial support

We've committed to support UK businesses recover from disruption caused by coronavirus. More information on funding can be found below, or speak with your relationship manager.

Repayment holidays

If you’ve got a business loan with us, you can request a loan repayment holiday through your relationship manager, or apply online for one.

Loans and finance options

We could help with flexible, everyday business finance options. Whether you're after instant access to cash with a business credit card, or a small business loan to fund a new project with, we could help you achieve your goals.

Tools to support your business

Government schemes and support

Find out about the support you may be eligible for, including the lockdown grants announced on 5 January.

Support for closed government schemes

The Bounce Back Loan, Top-up Loan, CBILS and CLBILS closed to new applications on 31 March 2021.

Bounce Back Loan (BBL) and the Top-up Loan scheme

Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan (CBILS)

Coronavirus Large Business Interruption Loan (CLBILS)

Ways to contact us

Cora, your digital assistant, can quickly help with a wide range of queries.

Whether you have a question about your loan, or would like to find out about other support available, click the chat button to get help. If it’s something Cora can’t solve, she’ll put you in touch with one of our specialists.

How to get in touch with us...

BBL, CBILS and CLBILS are managed by the British Business Bank on behalf of, and with the financial backing of, the Secretary of State for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy.

British Business Bank plc is a development bank wholly owned by HM Government. It is not authorised or regulated by the PRA or the FCA.

Visit british-business-bank.co.uk.

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