The British Business Bank approves two new lenders under BBLS & CLBILS
By Megha Bhattacharya
The British Business Bank has today approved Conister Bank for accreditation to the Bounce Back Loan Scheme (BBLS). It has also approved Bank of Ireland (UK) for accreditation under the Coronavirus Large Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CLBILS).
The new CLBILS lenders including Bank of Ireland will be able to provide finance to midsized and larger UK businesses with a group turnover of more than £45 million (the upper limit for the existing smaller-business focused CBILS) that are suffering disruption to their cash flow due to lost or deferred revenues during the COVID-19 outbreak.
The lenders will place the operations required to start lending under the schemes and confirm the dates from which they will be ready to start receiving applications from businesses across the UK. The Bank has stated that it will continue to review applications from lenders, including PRA-regulated banks, platform lenders, debt funds, invoice finance lenders, asset finance lenders, and responsible finance lenders.
Recently, the British Business Bank announced that it has approved three new members, including Allied Irish Bank (GB)/AIB (NI), Investec Bank plc, and Mercedes-Benz Financial Services UK Limited for accreditation under the Coronavirus Large Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CLBILS). It also approved Fiduciam as a lender under the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS) and BBVA under the Coronavirus Large Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CLBILS).
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