What is the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan scheme (CBILS)?

CBILS can help SMEs that have lost revenue and had cashflow disrupted as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak. Funding is not provided by the government directly but from accredited lenders. Borrowers will be fully liable for the debt. Under the scheme, the government will pay the interest and fees of the facilities for the first 12 months. This scheme was created to provide financial support for smaller businesses during the Coronavirus pandemic. It is aimed at businesses with a turnover of less than £45 million.


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frequently asked questions

We are inviting businesses to preregister their interest now and will be taking formal applications in the next 2 weeks. We will be releasing a pre-registration of interest in the coming days.

We will assess your suitability for funding on receipt of your application. The aim of the scheme is to offer finance to businesses who have a strong borrowing case but have been disrupted by COVID-19.
The government will cover your interest payments for the first 12 months. After that, interest will revert to standard commercial rates and there will be no early repayment charges that apply to the loan.
We will assess your suitability for funding and upon approval, will issue a funding limit.

Yes if you are an existing customer of a Growth Lending lender, you can apply to refinance your facility under CBILS and also apply for a new facility.

Growth Lending facilities range from 2-5 years in duration.

We will take an all assets debenture for all facilities. Unless there are extraordinary circumstances, we do not take personal guarantees.