Coronavirus (Covid-19) hub

Building back better, together

Helping your recovery

As businesses begin the road to recovery, we're here to support you and help you manage your business needs, be it access to our tools and resources, funding and cashflow options along with government support that you can avail of.

Financial support for your business

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

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

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.

Recovery Loan Scheme (RLS)

The RLS supports access to finance for UK businesses as they recover and grow following the Covid-19 pandemic. Businesses who have taken out a CBILS, CLBILS or BBLS facility are able to access the new scheme.

Government schemes and support

Find out about the support you may be eligible for from the UK government.

Springboard to recovery

We’re keen to support businesses recover in whatever ways we can. So we’ve carried out a survey to see how best we can support economic recovery.

The survey showed that SME’s need support tailored to their specific needs, and we’re aware of differences in the allocation of support and funding across gender, location and ethnicity.

We’re using the results of the report to do what we can for our customers and their businesses.

Support for after scheme closures

The CBILS and CLBILS closed to new applications on 31 March 2021.

Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan (CBILS)

Coronavirus Large Business Interruption Loan (CLBILS)

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.

See all our support

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

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.

How to get in touch with us...

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.

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