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Helping your business through coronavirus

Coronavirus (Covid-19) hub

Recovery Loan Scheme (RLS)

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

More about the scheme

Existing support for closed government schemes

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

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

This scheme provided lending from £2K up to 25% of turnover (max £50K) over 6 years. No interest payments for 12 months.

Understanding your BBL

Bounce Back Loan FAQs

Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan (CBILS)

CBILS provided loan terms up to 6 years. No interest payments for the first 12 months for businesses affected by coronavirus.

Understanding your CBIL

Coronavirus Large Business Interruption Loan (CLBILS)

Provided Loan Terms and Revolving Credit Facilities for businesses with a group turnover of more than £45m to access loans up to £200m.

Understanding your CLBIL

Find tailored grants with Swoop's grant finder

Looking for financial support without extra debt? Swoop is an online funding platform that has helped over 40,000 businesses find the relevant funding for their business.

Swoop allows you to search through a range of grant providers, showing you options that could match your business needs.

Government schemes and support for businesses

Find out what help you may be eligible for. This includes information on the new lockdown grants announced on the 5th January.

Financial support

Repayment holidays

If you have a business loan with us, you can request a loan repayment holiday through your Relationship Manager or apply online.

Repayment holiday for your existing loan

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.

Business loans and finance

Tools to support your business through lockdown

Forecast your cash flow

Tips on creating a cash flow forecast to identify any future cash flow issues. Anticipate what will happen if revenue has reduced.

Check your supplier credit risk

Review your risk exposure. Search a UK business for free to see their Experian credit score and average invoice payment time.

Coronavirus FAQs

Further information about financial support, business advice, guidance for employers, and more.

Webinars

Our experts discuss ways to deal with the impact of coronavirus on your business.

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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