Coronavirus Bounce Back Loan Scheme
From the 4th of May, the Government’s Bounce Back Loan scheme will be made available. The loan scheme aims to help small and medium-sized businesses to borrow between £2,000 and £50,000.
Facts about the scheme:
The government will guarantee 100% of the loan and there will not be any fees or interest to pay for the first 12 months.
Loan terms will be up to 6 years and no repayments will be due during the first 12 months. The government will work with lenders to agree a low rate of interest for the remaining period of the loan.
The scheme will be delivered through a network of accredited lenders.
Who is eligible for the loan scheme?
You can apply for a loan if your business:
- is based in the UK
- has been negatively affected by Coronavirus
- was not an ‘undertaking in difficulty’ on 31 December 2019
The following businesses are not eligible to apply:
- banks, insurers and reinsurers (but not insurance brokers)
- public-sector bodies
- further-education establishments, if they are grant-funded
- state-funded primary and secondary schools
If you’re already claiming funding
You will be unable to apply for the scheme if you’re already claiming under the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS).
If you’ve already received a loan of up to £50,000 under CBILS and would like to transfer it into the Bounce Back Loan scheme, you can arrange this with your lender until 4 November 2020.