If you’ve received lending under the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan scheme (CBILS), find out more about your commitments and what you can do to prepare for when your repayments begin.

Understanding your Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan

CBILS loan term and interest rate

Your CBILS loan term

The maximum term of your CBILS loan is 6 years

You can make additional repayments at any time with no early repayment fee, and doing so will also help save you money on your interest payments.

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Your CBILS loan interest rate

Interest on your CBILS loan will be a Fixed or Variable interest rate

The interest rate applied to your CBILS loan will be detailed in your loan agreement or advice letter if any changes have been applied

Interest during the first 12 months will be paid by the government. Remember that you are responsible for paying back the whole loan, including interest after the first 12 month period

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Preparing for your repayments to begin

Making repayments on your CBILS loan

12 month repayment holiday

  • Upon drawdown, we applied an automatic 12 month repayment holiday
  • Your repayments are due to start 1 month after the repayment holiday ends
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Making your payments

  • You can make extra repayments or repay the loan early without penalty
  • You must repay the loan and interest in full by the final repayment date in your loan agreement


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Your repayment account

  • You'll need a current or loan servicing account with us for your repayments 
  • Payments will be required to cover your monthly repayments and interest as advised


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Do you have more questions about CBILS?

Visit our Frequently Asked Questions to find further guidance and support

About Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan

  • The Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan scheme (CBILS) is a government initiative to support small and medium-sized businesses affected by the coronavirus outbreak
  • The government provides lenders like NatWest, with a guarantee for 80% of qualifying loans
  • You must repay this loan in full including interest
  • The loan term is up to 6 years 
  • For the full details of your specific loan and commitments, refer to the loan agreement you signed before receiving your loan

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Cora, your digital assistant can quickly help with many of your questions. Cora has already assisted hundreds of customers with government loan scheme queries. If Cora can't help, she'll put you in touch with a specialist.

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