Changes to the Bounce Back Loan and Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Schemes

The Bounce Back Loan Scheme (BBLS) has provided support to many UK based small businesses...

The Bounce Back Loan Scheme (BBLS) has provided support to many UK based small businesses. Loans are between £2k and £50k, capped at 25% of turnover, with a 100% Government guarantee to the lender. The borrower does not have to make any repayments for the first 12 months, with the Government covering the first 12 months' interest payments. Under a 'Pay As You Grow' scheme, businesses will have options to:

  • repay their loan over a period of up to ten years
  • move temporarily to interest-only payments for periods of up to six months (an option which they can use up to three times)
  • pause their repayments entirely for up to six months (an option they can use once and only after having made six payments).

Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme

The Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS) provides loan facilities to UK based businesses with turnovers under £45 million. The scheme provides loans of up to £5m with an 80% Government guarantee to the lender. The Government does not charge businesses for this guarantee and it covers the first 12 months of interest payments and fees.

The Government has announced that as part of the Winter Economy Plan it intends to allow CBILS lenders to extend the term of a loan up to ten years.

The Government is also extending the CBILS and BBLS to 30 November 2020 for new applications.

Applications for the Coronavirus Large Business Interruption Loan Scheme and the Future Fund will also be extended.

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