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The Coronavirus Large Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CLBILS)

The Coronavirus Large Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CLBILS) differs from the ‘standard’ CBIL in that it is designed for businesses with a turnover in excess of £45 million who can borrow up to £200 million.

Key Features

  • Loans of up to £200 million available
  • No personal guarantees are required for facilities under £250,000
  • For facilities of £250,000 or more, claims on PGs cannot exceed 20% of losses after all other recoveries have been applied
  • A CLBIL can be structured as term loans and revolving credit facilities up to £200 million, and up to £50 million for invoice finance and/or asset finance facility
  • Repayments are from between three months and three years
  • The borrower remains 100% liable for the debt


Eligibility for the loan is primarily taken on trust. You must self-declare that your business:

  • Has been impacted by the coronavirus pandemic
  • Was established before 1st March 2020
  • Was not in difficulty prior to the outbreak (i.e prior to 31st December 2019) or currently in the insolvency process
  • Does not have a borrowing proposal which the lender would consider viable, were it not for the current pandemic
  • Is engaged in trading or commercial activity in the UK and derive at least 50% of its income from those activities
  • Is not a bank, insurer or reinsurer, public sector body or state funded primary or secondary school
  • Businesses borrowing more than £50 million will be subject to further restrictions on dividend payments, senior pay and share buy backs during the period of the loan

How to apply

You will need to confirm the amount you would like to borrow and detail what the money is for.

Your application will need to be supported with management accounts, a business plan, and details of current assets, although not all lenders have the same criteria: some may request more information; some less.

To find a lender, check out the accredited lenders’ list or engage with a broker such as Touch Financial who can help with documentation required for each lender and in sourcing multiple offers for you at the same time should an application be declined.

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