28 Apr 2020
The UK Government has announced a new guaranteed loan scheme for small and medium-sized businesses.
The Bounce Back Loan scheme will help firms to borrow between £2,000 and £50,000.
The government will guarantee 100% of the loan and there won’t be any fees or interest to pay for the first 12 months.
Loan terms will be up to 6 years and no repayments will be due during the first 12 months.
The government has said it will work with lenders to agree a low rate of interest for the remaining period of the loan.
The scheme will be delivered through a network of accredited lenders.
You can apply for a loan if your business:
The following businesses are not eligible to apply:
The government has also said that you cannot apply if you’re already claiming under the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS).
If you’ve already received a loan of up to £50,000 under CBILS and would like to transfer it into the Bounce Back Loan scheme, you can arrange this with your lender until 4 November 2020.
The Bounce Back Loan scheme will launch on 4 May 2020. More information about the scheme will be published shortly.
In the meantime, Aberdein Considine’s Corporate & Business Advisory team can offer support in a number of ways, from helping you understand the scheme in more detail and keeping you updated as more details are announced.
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