Coronavirus Business Interruption
Loan Scheme

The Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS) is now available through participating lenders

The Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS) provides financial support to smaller businesses (SMEs) across the UK that are losing revenue, and seeing their cashflow disrupted, as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak.


British Business Bank operates CBILS via its accredited lenders. There are over 40 of these lenders currently working to provide finance.

PFC have direct access to funders accredited by the British Business Bank for the C.B.I.L scheme, as well as working alongside a specialist advisory company in this field. They are working with all the other funders on the panel and have weekly updates from The Bank of England. As an FCA approved finance broker, they have direct access to the majority of the lenders on the British Business Bank panel for CBILS, and those that they haven’t, they are discussing the best way to move forward with them. However, these lenders have only recently received the information on the CBILS (from the British Business Bank), therefore please bear with them as the funders filter through the information over the next few days.

At PFC we can help build a fully viable proposal for the Lenders and make sure the proposal is placed with the accredited lender most likely to provide the funding based on your unique business circumstances. Should one lender turn you down we can approach another lender in the scheme.


Your business must:

  • Be UK-based in its business activity
  • The application must be for business purposes
  • The revamped scheme will offer government-backed loans of up to £25m to firms with revenues of between £45m and £500m and up to £5m for turnover below £45m.
  • Have a borrowing proposal which the lender:
    • would consider viable, were it not for the COVID-19 pandemic
    • believes will enable you to trade out of any short-term to medium-term difficulty
  • Your business must generate more than 50% of its turnover from trading activity

What can our Lenders provide under the CBILS

  • Term loans – 1 to 5 years
  • Asset finance – For the purchase of new and used equipment. Hopefully Refinance of Equipment for cash release will become available under the scheme over the coming days.


CBILS gives the lender a government-backed guarantee for the loan repayments to encourage more lending.

Lenders will not take personal guarantees as security for lending below £250,000 under CBILS.

The scheme provides the lender with a government-backed, partial guarantee against the outstanding balance of the finance.

The borrower remains 100% liable for the debt.

The Government will make a Business Interruption Payment to cover the first 12 months of interest payments and any lender-levied charges.

Payment holiday in the first 12 months (in most cases).

There are no guarantee fees for SMEs. Lenders pay a fee to access the scheme.

For the full information on the scheme please visit

Call us today for more details on 01829 738 799 and discover how we can help you.

Are you looking for finance?

We are authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and members of the NACFB, we work with commercial organisations of all shapes and sizes.

The credit facilities we can arrange comprise unsecured business loans, asset finance, invoice finance, VAT and tax finance, personal loans and vehicle finance.

At PFC, we match the many types of different credit facilities to your company’s requirement. Whether you need to support growth, ease sales ledger pressure, finance equipment or cover VAT and tax bills, we can support your route to better finances.

Our business finance products include:

  • Asset finance
  • Unsecured working capital or cashflow loans
  • Refinance of existing assets
  • Invoice finance
  • Inventory finance and stock finance
  • Tax & VAT bill finance