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Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan

The Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (“CBILS”) can provide working capital for smaller businesses in the UK who are experiencing lost or deferred revenues due to coronavirus.

CBILS is a government-backed scheme provided by the British Business Bank with the aim of supporting the continued provision of finance to UK businesses. With a CBILS loan, you could borrow up to £5m of additional funding on top of your invoice finance facility.

What is the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme?

The British Business Bank’s Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme ("CBILS") facilitates lending to smaller businesses. It is only available through accredited CBILS lenders and is designed to help SMEs manage cash flow during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Under the scheme, we can offer government-backed loans between £1,000 and £5m to businesses using our invoice finance facilities.


Is my business eligible?

To be eligible for support via a CBILS facility, a business must:

Be a viable UK based business, with a turnover of no more than £45m per annum

Generate more than 50% of its turnover from trading activity

Require a CBILS-backed facility to support trading primarily in the UK

Borrow up to a maximum of £5m (finance terms are up to five years for term loans and asset finance, and three years for invoice finance)

Be suitable for a Close Brothers invoice finance facility (usually a B2B company with turnover of £500k or more per annum. If your projected income is less than £500k we may be unable to help you)

How can I access CBILS through Close Brothers?

If you are an existing Close Brothers Invoice Finance customer, please contact your account manager who will be able to inform you about the application process.

If you are a new customer interested in applying for both an invoice finance and CBILS facility, please call 08081499318 to speak to one of our funding specialists.

Full details on CBILS eligibility criteria and the list of participating CBILS lenders can be found on the British Business Bank website at:

"CBILS loan diagram"

If you have a projected turnover above £500k and trade on a business to business basis, please complete our contact form below and we will come back to you. Or call us on 08081499318.**

* Please note our minimum criteria is a projected turnover above £500k. It may be difficult for us to assist if you are below that level.

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East Sussex, BN3 1UY

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