Surviving the immediate impact

Coronavirus (Covid-19) support

Here you'll find information to help you through the immediate impact of coronavirus. Includes links to government-backed loans, repayment holidays and overdrafts. Plus, other finance options, support with local lockdowns and community organisations.

Government-backed loans for critical financial support

Bounce Back Loan (BBL)

Lending between

£2k - £50k

Lending from £2K up to 25% of turnover (max £50K) over 6 years for businesses impacted by coronavirus. No interest payments for 12 months.

Bounce Back Loan details

Bounce Back Loan FAQs

Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan (CBILS)

Lending between

£50,001 - £5m

Loan Terms up to 6 years. No interest payments for the first 12 months for businesses affected by coronavirus.

More about CBILS

Coronavirus Large Business Interruption Loan (CLBILS)

Lending up to


Loan Terms and Revolving Credit Facilities to support businesses with a group turnover of over £45m, to access loans up to £200m.

Find out more about CLBILS

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Get the right help during coronavirus

Tell us about your current situation and we'll highlight the actions that could help your business recover and move forward.

Further financial support

Loans and finance options

Borrow money against the value of invoices with invoice finance. Buy equipment without the hassle of ownership, with asset finance. Plus more loan options and business cards.

Business loan repayment holiday

If you currently have a business loan with NatWest, you can request capital repayment holiday for up to 6 months. Contact your Relationship Manager or apply online.

Business overdraft

To support you during coronavirus, we’re here to help you prepare for the unexpected.

Find out if our business overdraft could support you with covid cashflow challenges.

More guidance and help from NatWest

Support with local lockdowns

Localised restrictions may mean that you need extra finance to keep you going until you can start generating revenue again. Or, you may need to re-furlough staff. You may also have more time to plan for re-opening your business.

NatWest Business hub

Guidance about the issues surrounding coronavirus, including the economic impact, government policies, and tips for managing the personal implications.

Support for community organisations

Guidance for community clubs, societies and not-for-profit organisations to increase their digital capability and get access to funding.

Next step:

Get your business moving again

Find help to get your business back on its feet. Plan for exiting lockdown, ending staff furlough and rebuilding business resilience.

Services and information on this page include:

Help with returning to the workplace

Forecasting your cash flow

How to get back in touch with customers

Get in touch

Using webchat, you can:

• get help with an existing loan application

• check your loan application status

• talk to us about other support

Coronavirus (Covid-19) hub

We’re here to support your business. See our latest guidance and find out how we might be able to help you.

The Bounce Back Loan Scheme (BBLS), Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS) and the Coronavirus Large Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CLBILS) are managed by the British Business Bank on behalf of, and with the financial backing of the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS). British Business Bank plc is wholly owned by HM Government and is not authorised or regulated by the Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA) or the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). 

Full details on BBLS, CBILS and CLBILS and the list of participating BBLS, CBILS, and CLBILS lenders can be found on the British Business Bank website: www.british-business-bank.co.uk.

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