Coronvirus support

Surviving the immediate impact

Here you'll find information to help you through the immediate impact of coronavirus. Includes links to government-backed loans, repayment holidays and overdrafts. Plus, other finance options, support with local lockdowns and community organisations.

Government-backed loans for critical financial support

Bounce Back Loan (BBL)

Lending between


Lending from £2k up to 25% of turnover (max £50k) over 6 years for businesses impacted by coronavirus. No interest payments for 12 months.

Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan (CBILS)

Lending between

£50,001 – £5m

Loan Terms up to 6 years. No interest payments for the first 12 months for businesses affected by coronavirus.

Coronavirus Large Business Interruption Loan (CLBILS)

Lending up to


Loan Terms and Revolving Credit Facilities to support businesses with a group turnover of over £45m, to access loans up to £200m.

Further financial support

Loan and finance options

Borrow money against the value of invoices with invoice finance. Buy equipment without the hassle of ownership, with asset finance. Plus more loan options and business cards.

Business loan repayment holiday

If you currently have a business loan with Royal Bank, you can request capital repayment holiday for up to 6 months. Contact your Relationship Manager or apply online.

Business overdraft

To support you during coronavirus, we’re here to help you prepare for the unexpected.

Find out if our business overdraft could support you with covid cashflow challenges.

More guidance and help from Royal Bank

Support with local lockdowns

Localised restrictions may mean that you need extra finance to keep you going until you can start generating revenue again. Or, you may need to re-furlough staff. You may also have more time to plan for re-opening your business.

Royal Bank Business Hub

Guidance about the issues surrounding coronavirus, including the economic impact, government policies, and tips for managing the personal implications.

Support for community organisations

Guidance for community clubs, societies and not-for-profit organisations to increase their digital capability and get access to funding.

Next step:

Get your business moving again

Find help to get your business back on its feet. Plan for exiting lockdown, ending staff furlough and rebuilding business resilience.

Services and information on this page include:

Help with returning to the workplace

Forecasting your cash flow

How to get back in touch with customers

Coronavirus (Covid-19 hub)

We’re here to support your business. See our latest guidance and find out how we might be able to help you.

BBL, CBILS and CLBILS are 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.