Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme

Features of the Scheme, at a glance:

  • A Government guaranteed loan to viable businesses with a sound borrowing proposal

  • No fee was required for the Government guarantee

    Originally available for sums of £50,001 to £5,000,000

  • Variable and fixed interest rate options

  • An interest free period of 12 months applied, after which the interest was charged as follows:

    • 3.49% over Bank of England Base Rate* for loans up to and including 3 years
    • 3.99% over Bank of England Base Rate* for loans over 3 years

  • No repayment of capital was required during the period of 12 months from drawdown

  • The loan was repayable over any period up to 6 years


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