What is the Bounce Back Loan Scheme?
The Bounce Back Loan Scheme (BBLS) was launched to enable businesses impacted by the current coronavirus pandemic to access financing quickly.
How do you apply?
You can borrow between £2,000 and £50,000 or up to 25% of the 2019 turnover on a term loan.
How much can you borrow?
You can enquire about applying for the Bounce Back Loan Scheme by completing the form at the bottom of this page.
Under what conditions?
- The loan term is six years, but you can pay back the loan sooner with no early repayment charge
- You will not be asked to provide a personal guarantee
- You will not be asked to make any capital repayments for 12 months
- The government will guarantee 100% of the loan and we won’t charge any fees or interest for the first 12 months as the Government will reimburse us
- The interest rate is 2.5% fixed
- The loan value is guaranteed by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy. The guarantee is provided to Arbuthnot Latham, but you (the borrower) remain responsible for repaying 100% of the loan
About the Scheme
As a confirmed accredited lender of the government-backed Bounce Back Loan Scheme, we are here to support our clients during the coronavirus outbreak.
If you require additional information about the scheme, please visit the British Business Bank website.
Are you eligible for the Bounce Back Loan Scheme?
- Your business is UK-based
- Your business was established before 1 March 2020
- You can certify that your business has been impacted by Coronavirus (COVID-19)
- You are an existing Arbuthnot Latham client
- Your business is neither bankrupt, in debt restructuring proceedings nor in liquidation
- Your business is not currently benefitting from a government-backed Coronavirus loan scheme
Note: Credit institutions (falling within the remit of the Bank Recovery and Resolution Directive), public sector bodies, a state-funded primary or secondary schools and insurance companies are not eligible to apply.
Note: you must be allowed to apply for a loan on behalf of your business.
What else do you need to know?
We will not charge you any fees in connection with this loan (including if you are in breach of your loan agreement) or default interest (although if you miss a payment you will continue to owe interest at the rate of 2.5% per annum on the amount of the loan outstanding).
We will allow you to repay all, or part, of the loan early at any time. We will not charge you any fees for making an early repayment.
We will keep you informed about the state of your loan and provide you with appropriate information, including:
- A statement (at least once a year) setting out details of the payment transactions on the loan during the period since the last statement (or since we paid the loan to you if it is the first statement) and the amounts outstanding
- If you do not make a payment on time, timely and clear information about the amount of the missed payment, what you need to do to remedy this and by when and the impact this will have on future payments; and
- Information on options available to you for help and assistance, including sources of free independent advice
- We will provide you with information in a way which is clear, fair and not misleading
If you take out a Bounce Back Loan, we will:
- Monitor your repayment record and take appropriate action where there are signs that you may have repayment difficulties; and
- Make appropriate adjustments to ensure that your circumstances are accommodated if we identify that you are or we have reason to believe that you may be vulnerable.
If your payments are late or breach other terms of the loan, we may:
- Require you to repay the loan (together with any interest you owe) immediately
- Disclose information about you and your account to licensed credit reference agencies (which may negatively impact your ability to obtain credit in future)
- Bring legal action to recover the loan
We will give you reasonable notice about any action we intend to take before we do so. This will include giving you an opportunity to remedy any breach (where it is capable of remedy) within a reasonable period. If a breach is remedied within this period we will not treat it as an event of default.
If you have a complaint please contact our Head of Compliance at our registered office. Details of our complaints handling procedures are available on our website and from us upon request.
If we are unable to resolve your complaint you may be able to refer the complaint to the Financial Ombudsman Service. Please refer to the FOS website www.financial-ombudsman.org.uk or contact the FOS on +44 (0)800 023 4567 or +44 (0)300 123 9123 for further information.
Managed by the British Business Bank on behalf of, and with the financial backing of, the Secretary of State for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy. British Business Bank plc is a development bank wholly owned by HM Government. It is not authorised or regulated by the PRA or the FCA. Visit british-business-bank.co.uk