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British Business Bank Reports that 1.63 Million Loans Have Delivered £75.1 Billion for Firms Impacted by COVID-19

Last week, the British Business Bank updated on progress pertaining to loans given to UK firms impacted by the ongoing COVID-19 health crisis. Originated under several government programs designed to support businesses during a difficult time, the Bank said that 1,630,155 government-guaranteed loans worth £75.1… Read More

British Business Bank Report Shows Surge in SME Lending, 89% in 2020 Accessed Credit Due to COVID-19

The British Business Bank reports a surge in SME lending with 89% of businesses seeking funding in 2020 because of Covid-19. The Bank’s Small Business Finance Markets report states that 45% of SMEs surveyed applied for financing in 2020 in contrast to just 13% in… Read More

Resolution Foundation Warns UK Government on Creating Zombie Firms, Conister Responds Saying BBLS and CBILS Kept Firms Alive

Earlier today, the Resolution Foundation published a report called On firm ground? The impact of Covid-19 on firms and what policymakers should do in response. The report seeks to assess the current state of corporates while setting out priorities for policymakers to allow enable firms… Read More

UK Finance Reports that £600 Million in Funding was Provided through Topping-Up of BBLS Facilities in 2020

UK Finance, a trade association for the UK banking and financial services industry, has noted that after the extension of government support from November 2020, an estimated £600 million  in funding was provided via the topping-up of current Bounce Back Loan Scheme (BBLS) facilities. Lending… Read More

UK Chancellor Extends COVID Loan Schemes, Over 1.5 million UK Businesses Supported So Far

UK Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak has extended the government-guaranteed Covid-19 business loan schemes until the end of March. The announcement was joined by confirmation that the furlough scheme has been extended until the end of April 2021. The Chancellor said: “Our package of… Read More

HM Treasury Says it’s the Responsibility of Lenders, Not the Government, to Recover Debts Under COVID-related Loan Schemes

The HM Treasury has stated that it’s ultimately the responsibility of lenders, and not necessarily the nation’s government, to recover debts under the different COVID-19 loan schemes and packages. The UK government’s four main business support schemes, which includes the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme… Read More

British Business Bank Says BBLS Open for Top Ups for Eligible Firms

The British Business Bank has distributed a note indicating that from today, participating lenders in the Bounce Back Loan Scheme (BBLS) are able to offer smaller businesses across the UK a ‘top-up’ to their existing loan if they originally borrowed less than the maximum amount… Read More

Funding Xchange: SME Lending Dropped by 80% During COVID, Data Indicates Return to Pre-Crisis Levels

Funding Xchange, a marketplace for UK lenders, has published its Q4 Monitor Report on SME lending and, according to its research, there are signs of a “tentative” recovery in the UK. As one may anticipate, SME lending tanked as COVID consumed the world. In fact,… Read More

British Business Bank Comments on Bounce Back Loans and NAO Investigation

The  British Business Bank has issued a response to a review by the National Audit Office Investigation into the Bounce Back Loan Scheme (BBLS).  The British Business Bank notes that the report highlights that the Bounce Back Loan scheme has succeeded in quickly supporting smaller… Read More

P2P Lender MarketFinance Reveals that Many Small Businesses in the UK Could Run Out of Cash Soon

MarketFinance, one of the world’s largest peer-to-peer (P2P) invoice finance platforms, has cautioned that many UK-based SMEs could soon run out of cash. This, as the government-backed funding schemes are scheduled to end soon. The Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS) will end on September… Read More

Online SME Lender Funding Circle Confirms BBLS and CBILS Loan Schemes Ending Soon, Explains How to Apply

Funding Circle (LSE: FCH), an SME lender that facilitates loans in both the US and parts of Europe, notes that the Bounce Back Loan Scheme (BBLS) will be ending in early November of this year. The BBLS has been provided via the British Business Bank… Read More

British Business Bank: Coronavirus Loans Working

The British Business Bank says the Coronavirus loan schemes are benefiting businesses in all corners of the UK. According to a note distributed by the Bank, loans are tracking the business population of each region. The loans are being provided by both traditional financial services… Read More

New Lenders Added for CLBILS While 1.2 Businesses Supported by COVID Schemes, Future Fund Grows Too

Today the British Business Bank has announced that it has approved Allied Irish Bank, Investec Bank plc, and Mercedes-Benz Financial Services UK Limited have been accredited under the Coronavirus Large Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CLBILS). These three new CLBILS lenders will be able to provide… Read More

Digital Bank Starling Facilitates the Disbursement of £654 Million in Loans under UK’s BBLS to 24,000 Businesses

Starling Bank, a leading UK based digital bank, has reportedly delivered more than £654 million in loans under the United Kingdom’s bounce back loan scheme (BBLS) to around 24,000 local firms. Starling Bank, which teamed up with Funding Circle to issue £300 million in loans… Read More

Newly Approved Lenders Under British Business Bank Coronavirus Loan Schemes Include Multiple Fintechs

The British Business Bank has announced six newly approved lenders for accreditation under the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS), three new lenders for accreditation under the Coronavirus Large Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CLBILS) and two new lenders for accreditation to the Bounce Back Loan… Read More

HM Treasury: £40+ Billion Provided to Over 970K UK Businesses by COVID-19 Support Schemes

HM Treasury’s weekly update on the COVID-19 business support schemes indicates that lenders, both traditional banks and Fintechs, have provided a growing amount of financing to both smaller and larger firms impacted by the Coronavirus. The main government programs include; the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan… Read More

UK Businesses Supported by COVID-19 Schemes Top 830,000, £35 Billion in Lending

HM Treasury is out with its weekly update on COVID-19 lending schemes designed to support businesses impacted by the pandemic. According to the update, over 830,000 UK businesses have provided £34.9 billion through the three major government-backed lending programs. £3.6 billion has been granted to… Read More

Digital Bank Starling Issues Bounce Bank Loan Scheme (BBLS) Update, CEO Anne Boden Joins UK Finance Board

UK-based Starling Bank issued an update on June 1, 2020 regarding the Bounce Back Loan Scheme (BBLS). The British Business Bank has been approving new lenders for several COVID-19 support schemes. As previously reported, JCB Finance will join the other 18 BBLS lenders who have… Read More

British Business Bank Continues to Add more CBILS, BBLS Accredited Lenders

The British Business Bank has approved new lenders for several COVID-19 support schemes. According to a release, JCB Finance will join the other 18 Bounce Back Loan Scheme (BBLS) lenders who have been accredited since the program opened last month. Last Friday, Metro Bank was… Read More

HM Treasury Reports Over £31 Billion Approved in COVID-19 Business Support Schemes

HM Treasury has published an update on the various COVID-19 support schemes for UK businesses. Published today, UK lenders have now approved over £31.3 billion in loans for more than 745,000 businesses. The three programs include; The Bounce Back Loan Scheme (BBLS), the Coronavirus Business… Read More

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