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Cashflow & lending

Information on loans and liquidity arrangements.

  • The Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme is for SMEs with up to a £41m turnover and will be delivered by 41 lenders through the British Business Bank. Up to £5m is available with the first 12 months interest free.
  • A Bounce Back Loans scheme, will provide loans of up to £50,000 available to the smallest businesses affected by the coronavirus pandemic. Find out more and apply here.
  • The Coronavirus Large Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CLBILS) will ensure that more firms are able to benefit from government-backed support during this difficult time. It will provide a government guarantee of 80% to enable banks to make loans up to £200 million to firms with an annual turnover of between £45 million and £500 million.
  • Loans backed by a guarantee under CLBILS will be offered at commercial rates of interest.
  • A number of private lenders are also making funds available to small businesses impacted by COVID-19, including £2 billion from Lloyds Banking Group and £5 billion from NatWest
  • An agreement has been made with the Bank of England to supporting liquidity amongst large firms, so they can pay their small suppliers, salaries and rents.

  • Other sources of funding and finance can be found on our support finder tool

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