BILS Providers and their criteria

Abn Amro Commercial Finance – No direct page for borrowers to apply to as yet but brief details can be found HERE.

Arkle Finance – A full application form is available HERE and a brief overview of the scheme is available HERE.

ART Business Loans – No direct page for applications at the moment but they have provided useful information on how to contact them HERE.

ASK IF Inclusive Finance – You can start your enquiry HERE. ASK IF can offer CBILS loans from £10,000 up to £60,000.

Bank of Scotland – you can apply directly for CBILS HERE. They have also provided a full list of eligible and excluded sectors HERE. You can also take a look at the additional eligibility criteria.

Barclays – This scheme is designed to support UK based small and medium-sized businesses, with a turnover of up to £45 million, with a viable business proposition but are struggling with the challenges of the Covid-19 outbreak.

British Enterprise Fund – you can register to apply for CBILS through British Enterprise Fund HERE. In addition to CBILS, they are also offering Working Capital Loans and are actively supporting new applications for Start-up Loans. You can find out more HERE.  They are offering loans up to £25,000.

Calverton Finance – you can apply for the scheme directly HERE. However, you must also request additional funding from Calverton and they will not be offering CBILS as a standalone product.

Clydesdale – you can apply for CBILS through Clydesdale HERE. If you need to speak to the team about a new or existing application, you can contact them on 0800 032 3971.

Compass Business Finance – If you are a print, packaging or engineering company, you can apply to the scheme via Compass directly HERE.

County Finance Group – there is no option currently to submit an application via the website, however, you can request a call back HERE or make an enquiry HERE.

Danske Bank – There is currently no way to apply directly on the website at this time. They recommend that you contact your Relationship Manager suggesting that they will be prioritising current customers.

Enterprise Answers – you cannot currently apply directly online, nor is there any specific guidance on CBILS, but you can contact them on 01768 867118 or email enquiries@enterpriseanswers.co.uk. It is worth noting that normal applications require a business plan, financial forecasts, annual and Management accounts.

First Enterprise – nothing up yet but details of their offering will be on their website soon HERE.

GC Business Finance – you can apply directly on their website HERE. GCBF can support North West – based businesses with loans from £25,000 up to £100,000.

Genesis Asset Finance – offering Asset Refinance facilities to both new and existing customers. They are also able to offer support to businesses wishing to acquire additional equipment through CBILS in the form of Hire Purchase and Finance Leasing. They are also offering a ‘Refinance Rewrite’ facility to existing customers only. To find out more about any of their offers, contact them on 0161 371 1160.

HSBC – existing customers can log in to their internet banking account, otherwise all customers can contact HSBC HERE. Term Loans will be part of HSBC’s offering for CBILS.

Lloyds Bank – business banking customers can directly apply for the scheme HERE or contact their dedicated Relationship Manager. Currently for existing clients only.

Merseyside Special Investment Fund – there is currently nothing about CBILS on their website but you can contact them on their general form HERE.

Metro Bank – they will be adding ways to apply to their website in the coming days but their guidance on those affected and seeking help with CBILS can be found HERE.

NatWest / RBS – Small business loans from £1,000 up to £50,000 can apply directly to the scheme via the website HERE.

Santander – customers are being advised to speak to their Relationship Managers. Businesses with up to two directors, owners or partners can apply directly online HERE for a business overdraft from £500 up to £25,000.

Skipton Business Finance – will only run CBILS alongside Invoice Finance facilities and not as standalone products. You must be B2B but can submit an enquiry directly on the website HERE.

RBS – see NatWest / RBS also. You can apply directly for an RBS Small Business loan HERE.

TSB – are currently implementing CBILS and will have something on their website in the coming days.

UKSE – a subsidiary of TATA Steel and offering Term Loans. You can contact their local office or begin an application with their Eligibility Checker HERE.

Ulster Bank – you can apply directly for lending through their normal application channels HERE.

Further information can also be found on the British Business Bank and Bank of England websites.

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