Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS)

On 17 March 2020, the UK Chancellor announced a series of measures to support UK businesses. 

  • £330bilion of Government guarantees for bank loans.
  • CILS (Coronavirus Interruption Loan Scheme) extended from £1.2million up to £5millon – starting 17th.
  • Funding grants for up to £25,000 for smaller businesses.

How does the CILS work?

Coronavirus interruption loans will work in a similar manner to Enterprise Finance Guarantees (EFG). This means 80% of the loan will be secured against a government guarantee. The lenders may offer an interest free period. The main options to borrow are Overdraft; Term Loan; Invoice Finance; and Asset finance.

Criteria for borrowing

  • UK based business with turnover of no more than £41 million per annum
  • Need borrowing proposal
  • Confirm they have not received other public support
  • Finance terms are from three months up to 10 years

Link to find lenders in your area

We can help 

Sterling Finance is open for business to support businesses during this tough time.  Our experienced and knowledgeable team is ready to help you.  Here is our contact details

Sterling Finance UK Limited



Tel                   0161 339 4989

Leave a Reply

Call Now ButtonCall Now
Previous Next
Test Caption
Test Description goes like this
This website uses cookies and asks your personal data to enhance your browsing experience.