We have the following arrangements in place to support business customers:

  • Prioritisation of funding requests as an accredited lender for the British Business Bank managed Bounce Back Loan, Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan and Coronavirus Large Business Interruption Loan Scheme
  • Emergency working capital & payment flexibility on loan facilities
  • Provision of trade finance and foreign currency products

Customers should contact their Business Relationship Manager, email us on BBNICovid-19@boi.com or call 0800 109 010 (9am to 5pm Monday to Friday) if they need assistance.

Coronavirus government-backed lending schemes

To enable the continued provision of finance to UK businesses during the COVID-19 outbreak the UK government has introduced a number of lending schemes and additional supports.

Bounce Back Loan Scheme (BBLS)

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Borrow between £2,000 & £50,000. Suitable for all business turnovers. There is no arrangement fee or guarantee premium. It is a fixed 6 year loan term.

Bounce Back Loan Scheme (Top Up)

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The minimum amount of a Top-Up is £1,000 and you may only apply for a Top-Up once.

Bounce Back Loan Scheme (Pay As You Grow)

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The Government has announced Pay As You Grow options for BBLS borrowers to help businesses get back to regular trading.

Coronavirus Business Interruption Scheme (CBILS)

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Borrow between £50,001 & £5 million. Suitable for businesses with an annual turnover of up to £45 million.

Coronavirus Large Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CLBILS)

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Borrow between £50,001 & £50 million. Suitable for businesses with an annual turnover of up to £45 million.