The Recovery Loan Scheme will close on 30th June 2024

The Recovery Loan Scheme will close on 30th June 2024. 

The deadline for applications has now passed.

All other Government Backed Schemes are closed.

Bounce Back Loan Scheme (BBLS)

Pay As You Grow

The government announced Pay As You Grow to support businesses with repaying their Bounce Back Loan.

Pay As You Grow gives you more time and flexibility to pay back your loan, should you need it.

We’ll email you when your options are available, there’s no need to contact us.

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Making repayments

If you’re able to make your Bounce Back loan repayments as set out in your loan agreement, you don’t need to do anything. We’ll automatically start taking payments 13 months after we paid the loan into your account.

You can also pay back some or all of your loan early, with no early repayment charges.

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Scheme information

Applications for the Bounce Back Loan Scheme, including any Top-Ups to existing loans, closed on 31 March 2021.

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Your Pay As You Grow options

Your Pay As You Grow options

The simplest way to view and select your Pay As You Grow options is by logging in to Business Internet Banking on a web browser. 

Not registered for Business Internet Banking? Register now.

PAYG options are not available via the mobile app.

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Businesses with a turnover up to £45 million

Applications for the Recovery Loan Scheme closed on 24th May 2024

The Recovery Loan Scheme (RLS) launched in August 2022 and was designed to support access to finance for UK small businesses as they looked to invest and grow. Key features of the scheme were as follows.

The scheme was available to businesses with a turnover of up to £45 million, for a term up to 6 years.

  • Lending through the scheme started at £25,001 up to £2 million per Group (or up to £1m per Group for Northern Ireland Protocol borrowers)
  • Businesses who took out a loan through the scheme will remain 100% liable for repayment of the loan.

If you need support with your existing loan, please contact your Relationship Manager. If you don’t have a Relationship Manager, please call 0345 072 5555.

British Business Bank

We are a confirmed accredited lender of the government-backed Recovery Loan Scheme.

If you require additional information about the scheme, please visit the British Business Bank website.

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Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS)

Applications for the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS) closed on 31 March 2021.

  • CBILS was a government-backed initiative for businesses with a turnover of up to £45 million
  • Lending through the scheme started at £50,001 up to £5 million, for a term of up to 6 years
  • No interest payments or fees applicable for the first 12 months of the loan
  • A 12 month capital repayment holiday was available at the start of the loan
  • Businesses who took out a loan through the scheme will remain liable for repayment of the loan.

If you need support with your existing loan, please contact your Relationship Manager. If you don’t have a Relationship Manager, please call 0345 300 0268

British Business Bank

For more information about the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme, please visit the British Business Bank website.

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Businesses with a turnover above £45 million

Coronavirus Large Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CLBILS)

Applications for the Coronavirus Large Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CLBILS) closed on 31 March 2021. 

  • CLBILS was a government-backed initiative for businesses with an annual group turnover above £45 million
  • Lending through the scheme started at £50,001 up to £200 million, for a term from three months to three years.
  • No personal guarantees were permitted for facilities under £250,000. For facilities more than £250,000 claims on personal guarantees could not exceed 20% of losses after all other recoveries had been applied. 
  • Businesses who took a loan out through the scheme will remain liable for repayment of the loan. 

If you need support with your existing loan, please contact your Relationship Director.

British Business Bank

For more information about the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme, please visit the British Business Bank website.

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