Dedicated finance to back your ambition

Whatever your business needs to help achieve its goals, from improving cash flow to longer-term borrowing, we’re here to help.

Can I borrow for my business?

See how likely you are to get a Business Loan or Overdraft without affecting your credit rating. View indicative interest rates and repayment details. 99% of customers who used this tool and opened the same product received an offer rate that was the same, better or no more than 10% above their indicative quote.

Get a quoteSee how likely you are to get a Business Loan or Overdraft.
  • Commercial Mortgage

    When you’re looking for new business premises, talk to us.  Our commercial mortgages are discounted through the Funding for Lending scheme.

    • Apply for a minimum of £25,001 and choose a loan term from three to 25 years.
    • Borrow up to 70% of the property value and in some cases we can lend more.
    • Choose between a Bank of England bank rate linked or fixed interest rate.
    • Capital repayment holidays may be available.
    • If you wish to borrow on other terms we may still be able to help you.

    Find out more

    Residential Buy-to-let Mortgage

    If you'd like to grow your capital or rental income by extending your property portfolio, talk to us about our buy-to-let mortgages.

    • Interest rate reduced by 1% as part of the Bank of Scotland Funding for Lending Scheme.
    • Apply for a minimum of £25,001 and choose a loan term from three to 25 years.
    • Borrow up to 70% of the property value and in some cases we can lend more.
    • Choose between a Bank of England bank rate linked or fixed interest rate.
    • Capital repayment holidays may be available.
    • If you wish to borrow on other terms we may still be able to help you.

    Find out more

  • Asset Finance

    • Funding for all types of assets from farm vehicles to plant and office equipment.
    • Competitive interest rates.
    • Response to funding requests within 24 hours.
    • A fast and efficient phone-based service.

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    Invoice Financing

    • Receive up to 90% of the value of unpaid invoices, typically within 24 hours.
    • Pay suppliers without having to wait to receive payment from your customers.
    • Fund growth with less risk by borrowing an amount that can increase as your turnover grows.
    • Use business assets to finance growth.

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    Vehicle Contract Hire

    • Competitive monthly rentals.
    • Reduced operational risk: pay a budget-friendly, fixed monthly rate.
    • Can be VAT efficient for most companies.
    • Potential to free up business capital.
    • Optional maintenance to reduce administration costs.
    • Vehicles are 'off balance sheet' and therefore not seen as a fixed asset.

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  • The Bank of England Bank Rate is the official Bank Rate set by the Bank of England which can affect interest rates offered by Banks, Building Societies and other financial institutions. By changing the official Bank Rate, the Bank of England seeks to influence overall borrowing in the economy.

    The Bank Rate has been consistently low for a number of years.

    However as the UK economy improves, the Bank of England is likely to increase the official Bank Rate.

    The current Bank of England Bank Rate is 0.10% (effective from 19th March 2020).

    Changes in the Bank Rate could affect payments on any accounts you may hold with us, such as loans, overdrafts, commercial mortgages or deposits.

    Use our “Rate change calculator” to work out how a change in Bank Rate could affect your loan repayments.

  • Clean Growth Financing Initiative:

    Clean Growth Financing Initiative provides discounted funding to help businesses transition to a lower carbon, more sustainable future. The funding supports a range of investments in sustainable business including small improvements in environmental impact through to large-scale renewable energy infrastructure.

    Criteria

    Purpose/ eligibility

    Criteria

    • 0% arrangement fee for Term Lending or 25 basis points reduction on the all in fixed rate for Asset Finance for green investment and capital expenditure.
    • Available across Term Lending (£50K min.) and Asset Finance (£25K min.).
    • Sterling lending for new / additional UK capex and investment.
    • Loan purpose must be on eligibility list (please contact us for more information).
    • Standard product terms & conditions apply.

    Purpose/ eligibility

    • Reduction in carbon and greenhouse gas emissions for core business processes, properties and infrastructure
    • Energy efficiency, renewables, environmental sustainability improvements or production of related products
    • Investment in low carbon vehicles and transport
    • Investment to improve water efficiency
    • Investment to reduce waste or improve recycling rates.
       

Business Overdraft

  • Make sure extra funds are there when you need them.
  • Only pay interest on the funds you use.
  • Apply for a limit that suits your business.

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Can I borrow for my business?

See how likely you are to get a Business Overdraft without affecting your credit rating. View indicative interest rates and repayment details. 99% of customers who used this tool and opened the same product received an offer rate that was the same, better or no more than 10% above their indicative quote.

Get a quoteSee how likely you are to get a Business Loan or Overdraft.

Interest rate

Overdraft term

Overdraft amount

Fees

Interest rate

Tailored interest rates based on your business status. 7.66% EAR representative* (Varies with Bank of England Bank Rate) for unsecured overdrafts up to £25,000. For all overdrafts above £25,000, and secured overdrafts, rates are available on request.

Overdraft term

Up to 12 months

Overdraft amount

£500+

Fees

Please be aware that charges apply

You will pay an arrangement fee of up to 1.5% on the amount of your overdraft, subject to a minimum fee of £250**. Subsequent renewals will include an arrangement fee of 1%, subject to a minimum fee of £200. We will discuss full terms with you before any overdraft is taken out.

**The minimum fee is applicable in order to cover the administration cost of arranging smaller overdrafts.

Important information

EAR stands for equivalent annual rate. It is the rate you would pay if you go overdrawn to the full limit of your facility for the entire year. It takes into account the interest rate you are charged as a result and how often it’s charged – in this case interest is calculated daily and charged monthly. It then takes into account the effect of compounding – charging interest on interest – on your debt. Charges for unarranged overdrafts are charged separately.

*The representative EAR is an illustration of the rate that the majority of customers will receive. If an overdraft is described as having a particular representative EAR then we expect to offer that rate or better to at least 51% of the applicants we accept. Other customers may get a different rate based on their individual circumstances.

Our representative EAR applies to all unsecured overdrafts with a borrowing amount of up to £25,000 for businesses with a turnover from £1million up to £25 million. This figure is not necessarily the rate you will be receiving and is for illustrative purposes only.

Choosing the right finance

Not sure what funding options best suit your needs? Find out what the right finance options are for your business.

See how we compare in the market

Review alternative sources of business finance and compare products and services. 

Making sure you get a fair deal

We want to find a product that’s right for your circumstances, which is why we adhere to the Standards of Lending Practice, which are monitored and enforced by the Lending Standards Board.

To find out more you can read the statement of responsibilities, which details what’s expected of us, the lender, and you, the borrower.

 

ANY PROPERTY GIVEN AS SECURITY, WHICH MAY INCLUDE YOUR HOME, MAY BE REPOSSESSED IF YOU DO NOT KEEP UP REPAYMENTS ON YOUR MORTGAGE OR OTHER DEBTS SECURED ON IT.

All lending is subject to a satisfactory credit assessment and we will need your permission to carry out a credit check on you and your business.

You should not apply for an amount that you cannot comfortably afford to repay now and in the future to avoid the possibility of legal action.