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British Business Bank Publishes Data on Future Fund

The British Business Bank has published Future Fund data on the 971 companies that have been approved for £975.5 million worth of Convertible Loan Agreements since launch last May. The Future Fund is designed to support early-stage ventures that typically do not have the capacity… 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

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

Online SME Lender Funding Circle Acquires £30 Million from British Business Investments

Funding Circle (LSE: FCH), an SME lender that facilitates loans in both the US and parts of Europe, has acquired £30 million in capital from British Business Investments. British Business Investments operates as a commercial subsidiary of the British Business Bank. Funding Circle plans to… Read More

British Patient Capital Says it Continues to Deliver on its Business Plan

British Patient Capital (BPC), a wholly-owned commercial subsidiary of British Business Bank plc, the UK government’s economic development bank, says it is deliverying strong results corresponding to its business plan. BPC believes that the advent of COVID-19 will drive a wave of “tranformative” innovation. According… Read More

The British Business Bank Commits Additional £25 Million to Assetz Capital for CBILS

Assetz Capital, a peer to peer lender that originates secured loans, has received an additional £25 million from the British Business Bank for the UK Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS). In March, Assetz Capital received £15 million from the British Business Bank to help… Read More

British Business Bank Provides Updated Future Fund Diversity Data

The Future Fund is a COVID support program for early-stage firms. The Fund provides access to capital to younger firms that do not qualify for other COVID support schemes. In brief, it is a matching program with the UK government will invest in convertible securities… 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

British Business Bank Publishes Diversity Data on Future Fund Convertibles

The British Business Bank has distributed some data points pertaining to the Future Fund on the 711 individual companies that have been approved to receive £720 million via convertible securities offerings. The Future Fund is a COVID support program that is seeking to support early-stage… Read More

UK’s P2P Lender Folk2Folk Remains Confident it will Be Approved to Issue Loans Under CBILS Scheme

UK-based Folk2Folk, a peer to peer lender supporting local and rural businesses, has confirmed that it’s still confident that it will be approved to begin lending under the country’s Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS), even though the application deadline will come at the end… 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

HM Treasury Update Shows Ongoing Rise of COVID-19 Support Schemes, Bounce Back Loans Top One Million, Future Fund at £380 Million

  HM Treasury has posted its weekly update on its COVID-19 business support schemes and as one would expect the numbers continue to push higher. HM Treasury reports that more than one million businesses have been approved to receive £45 billion in financing support. In… 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: Future Fund Extended to Certain Firms that Participated in Non UK Accelerator Programs, Funding Allowed to Surpass Initial £250 Million Amount

The Chancellor of the Exchequer has adjusted the Future Fund to enable businesses that contribute significantly to the UK economy but do not have their parent company based in the UK because they participated in a non-UK based accelerator program to qualify for the Fund…. Read More

Fintech Previse Approved to Use CBILS Loans for Late Payments

UK Fintech Previse has been approved for accreditation by the British Business Bank under the CBILS scheme, according to a note from the company.  An invoice financing platform, Previse recently secured $11 million in funding through an investment round led by Mastercard and Reefknot Investments…. Read More

Future Fund Has Approved £236 Million in Convertible Loans for 252 Companies

The British Business Bank has distributed data on the Future Fund indicating £236.2 million worth of convertible loans have been approved for 252 companies. Launched on May 20, 2020, the Future Fund is a government plan designed to aid entrepreneurial young firms that did not… Read More

The British Business Bank Commits £50 million to New Epidarex Capital III UK LP fund

The British Business Bank is committing £50 million through its Enterprise Capital Funds (ECF) program to a new fund: Epidarex Capital III UK LP. The fund, which totals £102 million, will invest in new life science companies from emerging research hubs across the UK. Epidarex… Read More

As of May 31st, 464 Early Stage Firms Had Applied for the Future Fund

The Future Fund, a UK government initiative to support startups and early-stage ventures – many of which are not profitable, reported 464 applications for the program as of May 31st. As part of a weekly update, HM Treasury quantified the number of applicants – a… 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

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