Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS)

The Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS) is now closed to new applications.

Please note, applications received by 23.59 on 31 March 2021 can still be processed through to 31 May 2021.

If you have a query about CBILS or wish to discuss an outstanding application, please contact us.

The Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS), delivered through British Business Bank accredited lenders and partners, is designed to support the continued provision of finance to UK smaller businesses (SMEs) during the Covid-19 outbreak. The scheme enables lenders to provide facilities to smaller businesses across the UK who are experiencing lost or deferred revenues, leading to disruptions to their cashflow.

Key Features of CBILS:

  • Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS) loans from £100k – £250k*
  • Loans are typically 1-3 years, bespoke repayment profiles will be considered.
  • Interest rates 9% fixed p/a with first 12 months met by the UK Government via the CBILS scheme.
  • Arrangement fee of 1.5% which will also be covered by the UK Government via the CBILS scheme.
  • No personal guarantees will be required for CBILS loans up to £250k.

*The maximum CBILS loan amount available via the Fund has been established by the Fund Manager in the context of the expected use of CBILS loans (as detailed in this website) and the desire to offer the limited CBILS capacity across a number of SMEs. Other CBILS lenders may offer larger amounts. Minimum CBILS loan amounts reflects minimum loan requirements of the fund.

Managed by the British Business Bank on behalf of, and with the financial backing of, the Secretary of State for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy. British Business Bank plc is a development bank wholly owned by HM Government. It is not authorised or regulated by the PRA or the FCA. Visit www.british-business-bank.co.uk/CBILS