Small business funding during coronavirus

Get a CBILS loan at the UK's no. 1 platform for small business loans and have nothing to pay for 12 months.

  • Borrow £50,001 to £500,000
  • No upfront or early settlement fees
  • Nothing to pay for 12 months
  • Decision in as little as 5 hours
Working with British Business Bank

Funding Circle is accredited by the Government-owned British Business Bank to provide loans under the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS). .

Borrow more for your business with a CBILS loan

Boost your cash flow, manage uncertainty or adapt and grow your business with a business loan of £50,001 to £500,000 under the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS).

To give you some breathing space, there’s nothing to pay for 12 months. The Government will also pay the upfront fee and first year of interest for you. After these savings are deducted, the total cost you’ll pay over the lifetime of the loan is 1.8%-7.4% per year.

Popular reasons to get a CBILS Loan:

  • Boost cash flow
  • Cover revenue gaps
  • Adapt with a new product or service
  • Grow your business
  • Train staff
  • Manage disruption

If you’re a limited company and have a loan with us already, you could apply for a Bounce Back Loan up to £50,000. Learn more

90,000 businesses have financed their goals by borrowing £10 billion through Funding Circle.

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Lent to businesses
The funds have helped us move our business forward
Previously reliant on distributors, Tom at Bobbin Bicycles borrowed to start selling directly to customers via their website.

Who is eligible for a CBILS business loan?

When assessing your CBILS loan application, we consider whether you would have been approved under normal circumstances, were it not for the impact of coronavirus.

You need to meet the following criteria to be eligible for a coronavirus business loan with Funding Circle:

  • UK-based business that’s been adversely affected by coronavirus
  • Turnover of over £200,000
  • Minimum 3 years of trading history
  • Over 50% of turnover from trading activity (e.g. not from investments)
  • Loan is for business purposes
  • Loan is primarily for trading in the UK

When taking out a CBILS loan, the business is liable for the full loan amount. If the business is unable to repay, the scheme provides a partial guarantee to the lender, not to the business. Read more information on CBILS loans from Funding Circle. A personal guarantee is required for CBILS loans of over £250,000.

Can I still apply for CBILS if I already have a Bounce Back Loan (BBLS)?

Under scheme rules, you can’t hold a BBLS and a CBILS loan at the same time. However, if you have a Bounce Back Loan, you can still apply for a CBILS loan and, if your application is approved, you’ll then be asked to settle your BBLS loan.

How do I apply for a CBILS business loan?

It’s quick and easy to apply online and you’ll receive a fast decision to take your business forward.

  1. Check if you qualify in 30 seconds

    See if you’re eligible without affecting your credit score.

  2. Apply online in 10 minutes

    Tell us about you and your business with our simple application.

  3. Decision in as little as 5 hours

    If approved, you’ll receive a no-obligation, personalised quote.

  4. Your loan is funded

    Once you accept, we run some final checks to process your loan and deposit the money straight into your account.

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Here to help if you need us

Our UK-based team are here to help throughout your loan. If you’re already a customer and have been impacted by Covid-19, please give us a call on our dedicated line.

Please note that due to an increase in call volumes, wait times are longer than usual. We appreciate your patience.

Loan enquiries

COVID-19 helpline 0203 966 1186

Business customer support email

Open Mon-Fri, 9am-6pm

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Funding Circle have gone over and above what was expected. I can't praise them enough. I would definitely recommend them to anyone.
Hannah, January 2020
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