Changes to Bounce Bank Loan Facilities

Posted 11 Nov, 2020

This scheme helps small and medium-sized businesses to borrow between £2,000 and up to 25% of their turnover. The maximum loan available is £50,000.

The government guarantees 100% of the loan and there won’t be any fees or interest to pay for the first 12 months. After 12 months the interest rate will be 2.5% a year.

The scheme is open to applications until 31 January 2021.

The Guidance on Bounce back Loans has been updated as follows:

  • If you already have a Bounce Back Loan but borrowed less than you were entitled to, from 10 November you can top up your existing loan to your maximum amount. You must request the top-up by 31 January 2021. A table showing examples of how to calculate how much would be available can be accessed HERE
  • Before your first repayment is due, your lender will contact you about further options as follows:
    • extend the term of your loan to 10 year
    • move to interest-only repayments for a period of 6 months (you can use this option up to 3 times)
    • pause your repayments for a period of 6 months if you have already made at least 6 repayments (you can use this option once)

    Further information available HERE