Bounce Back Loan Scheme Top-Up (BBLS Top-Up)

Developed to help small and medium-sized businesses affected by coronavirus manage their finances.

Applications for this scheme have now closed

  • BBLS Top-Up provides support to businesses impacted by coronavirus for Working Capital or Investment who originally borrowed less than the maximum amount available.
  • BBLS Loan may be topped up to a maximum total of £50,000 (this includes the original loan amount plus the top-up).
  • Fixed interest rate of 2.5%.
  • No arrangement fee or guarantee premium.
  • Government covers the interest on the Top-Up amount for the period of the original Bounce Back Loan (this means interest payments will both end at the same time).
  • Capital & Interest Repayments will start at the same time for your original Bounce Back Loan and the Top-Up loan.
  • Early repayment permitted – no early repayment fees apply

You may be eligible for BBLS Top-Up if all of the following apply:

  • Your business is already in receipt of a Bounce Back Loan.
  • You did not take the full amount you were eligible for with your original Bounce Back Loan.
  • Maximum Top-Up amount is the lesser of:

    £48,000, or;
    25% of the annual turnover which was declared in your original Bounce Back Loan application, or;
    The maximum amount permitted under State Aid rule (if you are an Undertaking in Difficulty).

  • You have not already applied for or received a Bounce Back Loan Top-Up – you may only apply for a Top-Up once.
  • Existing Danske Bank business customer.

Important Information:

The Government has determined that loans made under the Bounce Back Loan Top-Up Scheme:

  • do not benefit from the usual consumer protections that apply to business lending and you will not have the protections and remedies that would otherwise be available to you under the Consumer Credit Act 1974;
  • will not have credit or affordability checks conducted and lenders have no responsibility or duty of care for your decision to borrow; and
  • are based on you self-certifying your eligibility for the Scheme.

If you are in any doubt about the consequences of a Bounce Bank Loan Top-Up not being regulated by the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 or the Consumer Credit Act 1974, you should seek independent legal advice.

The 100% guarantee that is provided by the government under this scheme is to cover any losses made by lenders, and does not cover losses that you might suffer if you are unable to meet your payment obligations. You will remain responsible for repaying the whole of this loan at all times.

If you fail to make any repayments on a Bounce Back Loan, we will be entitled to take action against you (or where there is more than one borrower, any one or more of you) to recover the full amount of the Bounce Back Loan. Missing repayments could result in legal proceedings, have a negative impact on your credit score and make it more difficult for you to obtain credit in the future.

You recognise that by providing inaccurate or incomplete information in your application that you will be regarded as attempting to gain, or gaining, a financial advantage dishonestly and as such will be liable to criminal prosecution for fraud under the Fraud Act 2006.

Whether we provide credit depends on your circumstances, and you must be 18 or over. Lending terms and conditions apply.

If you are not happy with any part of our service, please see our leaflet Putting things right for you. If you have followed our published complaint procedures and you disagree with the response we have given, you may be able to refer the matter to the Financial Ombudsman Service, in accordance with any guidance issued by the Financial Ombudsman Service in respect of BBLS Top-Up. Details are available from us or from External link icon.

You will also be able to contact the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) or the Payment Systems Regulator (PSR) if you think that we have broken the Payment Services Regulations 2017.

For Loans provided under the Bounce Back Loan Scheme, we have agreed:-

  • To monitor your repayment record during the life of the Scheme Facility and take appropriate action where there are signs of actual or possible repayment difficulties in accordance with BBLS.
  • Where we identify you as vulnerable (within the meaning of CONC 7.2) or have reason to believe that you may be vulnerable, appropriate adjustments should be made to ensure your circumstances are accommodated throughout the duration of the Scheme Facility.
  • Upon default by you, we agree that we will give you a reasonable period to remedy any breach and will not treat the same as an event of default if it is remedied by you within this period.
  • We will not require you to pay any lender-levied fees of any description (including on default) or any default interest (except that we may continue to charge interest at 2.5% per annum if the Loan is not repaid when due until such time as it is repaid).
  • To pay due regard to your information needs and provide information to you in a way which is clear, fair and not misleading.
  • To provide you with the following minimum information in relation to your Loan during the term of such Loan:
    1. Timely, clear and adequate information that enables you to understand that, where you fail to make payments under the Loan, the amount missed, what can be done to remedy, in what timescales, and the impact (if any) on future repayments;
    2. Upon default by you, information about any proposed action we might take in respect of the Loan, prior to taking such action;
    3. Regular information about the Loan (on at least an annual basis) in the form of a statement setting out details of the payment transactions on the Loan during the period since such information was provided (or if not provided previously, since drawdown of the Loan) and amounts outstanding under the Loan; and
    4. Information on options available to you for help and assistance, including sources of free independent advice.

For more information, please call our local Business Banking team on 0289 004 9238. Lines are open between 8am and 6pm Monday to Friday and 9am to 5pm Saturdays and Sundays, except on bank holidays or other holidays in Northern Ireland when the bank is not open for business.

BBLS is delivered by the British Business Bank, through Danske Bank as an accredited lender.

Managed by the British Business Bank on behalf of, and with the financial backing of, the Secretary of State for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy. British Business Bank plc is a development bank wholly owned by HM Government. It is not authorised or regulated by the PRA or the FCA. Visit External link icon.

The provision of the BBLS guarantee does not imply any endorsement or warranty of Danske Bank from the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy or the UK Government.

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