Small business 'bounce back' loans



This scheme is open until 31 March 2021


Updated: 6 November - these government backed loans are still available until end January 2021 and existing loans can be topped up if additional finance is needed.

Small businesses can benefit from a new, fast-track finance scheme providing loans with a 100% government-backed guarantee for lenders. It launched for applications on Monday 4 May through a network of accredited lenders.

Key information

  • businesses will be able to borrow between £2,000 and £50,000 and access the cash within days

  • loans will be interest-free for the first 12 months

  • no repayments due in the first 12 months

  • businesses can apply online through a short and simple form

  • 100% givernment backed scheme

  • In Autumn 2020 this scheme was updated so the borrowing term could be extended to 10 years from the original 6 year term

The scheme has been designed to ensure that small firms who need vital cash injections to keep operating can get finance in a matter of days

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