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Building back better, together

Financial support for your business

See our full range of loans and finance options to support the day to day running of your business.

Pay as you Grow (PAYG)

If you're a Bounce Back Loan borrower, you can request more time and flexibility to pay back the loan.  PAYG options will be available once you start to repay your BBL, from 12 months after it was first drawn down.

Swoop's grant finder

Swoop is an online funding platform that has helped over 40,000 businesses find the relevant funding for their business.

Swoop allows you to search through a range of grant providers, showing you options that could match your business needs.

Getting help if your business is in distress

You might be experiencing financial difficulties which add to your worries and stresses. Find out about the different kinds of support that might be able to help your business on our struggling financially page.

Coronavirus FAQs

Further information about financial support, business advice, guidance for employers, and more.

Read the Coronavirus FAQs

Supporting recovery and building skills

We’re getting UK businesses growing again with a range of support.

Access to our free Business Builder

Business Builder provides free online learning and virtual events for a community of business owners just like you.

Join our Entrepreneur Accelerator programme

If you’re a high growth business with ambitions to expand, our Accelerator programme could help you get the skills to scale up.

HR & Employment Law support for business

NatWest Mentor can help with HR policy, staff engagement and legal queries. Mentor services incur a cost.

Tools to support your business

Support for after scheme closures

The BBL, CBILS and CLBILS closed to new applications on 31 March 2021.  Find out about the support you may be eligible for from the UK government on our government support page. 

Manage your Bounce Back Loan (BBL)

Find out about what you can do to prepare for when your repayments begin. This scheme is closed to new applications.

Understanding your BBL

Bounce Back Loan FAQs

Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan (CBILS)

This scheme is closed to new applications.

Coronavirus Large Business Interruption Loan (CLBILS)

This scheme is closed to new applications.

Recovery Loan Scheme (RLS)

The Recovery Loan scheme launched April 2021 is now closed.

The new iteration of the Recovery Loan Scheme has launched August 2022.

How to get in touch with us...

Ways to contact us

Cora, your digital assistant, can quickly help with a wide range of queries.

Whether you have a question about your loan, or would like to find out about other support available, click the chat button to get help. If it’s something Cora can’t solve, she’ll put you in touch with one of our specialists.

Message us anytime on WhatsApp

For help with your Business Banking queries, you can now chat with us securely on WhatsApp. 

BBL, CBILS and CLBILS are 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 british-business-bank.co.uk.