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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

New Lenders Approved for CBILS

The British Business Bank has announced the approval of four new lenders for accreditation under the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS). The new lenders include; The FSE Group, FW Capital, Mercia Asset Management and Whiterock Finance. The Bank said these lenders will be able… Read More

The Future Fund Opens Today

Long-anticipated, the Future Fund opens for applications today. The Future Fund will remain open until September and is delivered in partnership with the British Business Bank. The Future Fund was revealed in April by Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak as part of a package… Read More

UK Government Provides Details on the Future Fund, Platforms Can Participate

The previously announced Future Fund will open for applications beginning May 20, 2020, following a period of deliberation where the UK government sought to sort out the details as to how, and for who, the COVID-19 support program would provide capital. The British Business Bank… Read More

British Business Bank: More Lenders Added to BBLS and CBILS Including MarketFinance

The British Business Bank has announced new lenders approved for the Bounce Bank Loan Scheme (BBLS) as well as the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS). The BBLS and CBILS are two programs designed to support the UK economy during the COVID-19 pandemic. Two new… Read More

Initial Data: Over 69,000 Bounce Back Loans, £2+ Billion, Approved in 24 Hours

The newest COVID-19 support package created by the UK government appears to be a big hit with UK businesses. According to a post by HM Treasury, over 69,000 loans valued at more than £2 billion have been approved in just 24 hours. Bounce Back Loans… Read More

British Business Bank Adds New Lenders to CBILS Including Fintechs

The British Business Bank has announced nine new lenders for accredited under the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS), bringing the total number of CBILS lenders to over 60, according to a release. The new lenders include: Assetz Capital, Atom bank, Ebury, Fleximize, Investec, Social… Read More

Bounce Back Loan Lenders Only Traditional Banks, So Far

Bounce Back Loans, the new COVID-19 support programming targeting the smallest of firms is open for applications today with funds expected to be distributed within days. Information on the program is available now on the British Business Bank website. Also included on the British Business… Read More

Targeting the Smallest of Firms, Bounce Back Loans Open Now Open for Applications

Bounce Back Loans: Bower Up to £50,000 For the first 12 months of the loan the interest is paid by the UK government, then 2.5% interest per year afterward Repayments are deferred for 12 months Following the Chancellor of the Exchequer’s announcement on 27 April,… Read More

Over £4.1 Billion Has Been Distributed to UK Businesses Under the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme

UK Finance has posted its weekly update as to the amount and number of loans distributed to SMEs impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. According to the data, £4.157 billion has been approved under the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS) for 25,262 loans. 52,807 applications… Read More

HM Treasury Announces Bounce Back Loans of £2,000 to £50,000 for Smaller Firms, No Interest Nor Payments for 12 Months

The UK government has announced a new loan program for smaller firms. The “Bounce Back Loans” are 100% backed by the government providing access to credit ranging from £2,000 to £50,000. The loans will be interest-free for the first 12 months, and businesses can apply… Read More

British Business Bank: New Lenders Added to CBILS Including ThinCats

  The British Business Bank has announced multiple new lenders added to the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS). Today, the British Business Bank has revealed the approval of the Allied Irish Bank (GB)/AIB (NI), ThinCats, Paragon Bank and IGF. These four lenders will join… Read More

UK Government Adds COVID-19 Program to Support Early Stage Ventures. Is it Enough?

In a widely anticipated move, HM Treasury announced a new package of bailout programs for early-stage ventures that did not qualify for programs initially set into place to support the COVID-19 battered economy. There have been profound concerns that younger, entrepreneurial firms that require ongoing… Read More

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