Businesses affected by Coronavirus can still access the Recovery Loan Scheme (RLS) launched in April, despite the closure of applications for other Government loan schemes, including the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS).
The RLS opened for application on 6 April 2021, following the closure of several other Government loan schemes on 31 March 2021.
Finance worth up to £10 million, backed by a Government guarantee is available in the form of:
- Term loans
- Invoice finance
- Asset finance
Personal guarantees are not required for loans of less than £250,000 but can be for loans above this level at the lender’s discretion, although not over Principal Private Residences.
Crucially, businesses that have already accessed CBILS, the Coronavirus Large Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CLBILS) or the Bounce Back Loan Scheme (BBLS) can still access the RLS, although amounts borrowed under previous schemes could affect the amount they can borrow under the new scheme.
The RLS will close on 31 December 2021.