Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS)

Developed to help businesses affected by coronavirus manage their finances.

This scheme will close on 31 January 2021. Please contact your Relationship Manager or Small Business Adviser as early as possible if you wish to avail of the scheme.

  • Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme provides you with cashflow support due to Coronavirus or funding for investment
  • No arrangement fee or guarantee premium
  • You won’t pay interest for the first 12 months (this will be paid by the Government)
  • Loan value between £50k - £5 million
  • Loan term can vary between 1 to 6 years

You may be eligible for CBILS if all of the following apply;

  • Your business has been adversely impacted by coronavirus
  • You operate in an eligible sector. Ineligible sectors can be found on the British Business Bank website External link icon.
  • Over 50% of your business turnover is generated from trading activity.
  • Your 2019 business turnover is less than £45 million.
  • Your business has NOT been subject to collections proceedings or collective insolvency proceedings.

Important Information:

The maximum loan value can be determined by one of the following three, you will need to self-certify as to which one applies;

  • 2 x Annual wage bill as evidenced by 2019 accounts. Where the case of wage undertakings created on or after 1 January 2019, the maximum loan must not exceed the estimated annual wage bill for the first two years in operation.
  • 25% of 2019 turnover as evidenced by 2019 accounts.
  • Estimation of Working Capital/Investment costs required for the forthcoming 18 months. Note, if your business employs over 250 employees, then this is only required for the forthcoming 12 months.

You will need to have a sound borrowing proposition and be viable (notwithstanding short-term disruption).

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

You may need to provide security.

If you have submitted an application for a CBILS and have been asked to confirm signing authorities to setup Digital Signing of your documentation, please complete this document.

Please use our document upload page to return a photo or scan of your signed document and ID.

For more information, contact your Relationship Manager or Small Business Adviser, or visit the British Business Bank website External link icon.

CBILS 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 british-business-bank.co.uk External link icon.

The provision of the CBILS 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.