‘Bounce Back Loans’ of between £2,000 to £50,000 to become available to small businesses from 4 May


The chancellor has announced a new loan scheme for small and medium businesses, aimed at those businesses who have so far struggled to access credit.  The loans are designed to be accessed quickly and without the need for forecasts. 



  • UK  based Business 
  • Negatively affected by coronavirus 
  • Was not an ‘undertaking in difficulty’ on 31 December 2019. 



  • Loan between £2,000 and £50,000 
  • Capped at 25% of annual turnover 
  • 100% Government Guaranteed. 
  • Government will pay interest for first 12 months 
  • No Repayment requirement in first 12 months 
  • Terms between 2 and 6 years 
  • Online application form available from 4 May. 
  • No cashflow forecasts required 
  • Funds available within days 
  • Not available in conjunction with CBILS (Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme) but if you have a CIBILS loan of up to £50,000 you can transfer to the Bounce Back Loan Scheme before 4 November 2020 


Further information 

The scheme launches on 4 May and will be accessible from the.gov.uk website.  Links to the guidance issued so far: 




McCleary & Company Ltd. Will be running a webinar on 7th May on the Bounce Back Loan Scheme and the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme.  Further details, including how to register for the event will be published shortly.