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A new government backed loan scheme

A new Recovery Loan Scheme was launched 6 April 2021, to provide much needed liquidity to businesses affected by COVID lockdown measures. Under the scheme, loans of up to £10m are available. The minimum facility sizes vary, starting at £1,000 for asset and invoice finance, and £25,001 for term loans and overdrafts.

Potentially, these loans will be attractive to businesses in retail and hospitality that are gradually being allowed to reopen.

As with the Bounce-Back Loans, the government is providing lenders – the high street banks – with a measure of guarantee to underwrite their risks. In a recent press release the government confirmed:

The scheme, which was announced at budget and runs until 31 December 2021, will be administered by the British Business Bank, with loans available through a diverse network of accredited commercial lenders.

26 lenders have already been accredited for day one of the scheme, with more to come shortly, and the government will provide an 80% guarantee for all loans. Interest rates have been capped at 14.99% and are expected to be much lower than that in the vast majority of cases, and Ministers are urging lenders to ensure they keep rates down to help protect jobs. 

The Recovery Loan Scheme can be used as an additional loan on top of support received from the emergency schemes – such as the Bounce Back Loan Scheme and Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme – put into place last year.

DNG work closely with funding providers Capitalise who have access to over 150 lenders in the UK, meaning that we can help our clients when they really need it.  We know that clients are 4 times more likely to be successful obtaining funding if they apply through us as we undertake the application process for them. We helped secure over £2.2m worth of funding for our clients with the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme and we hope to continue this success with the new scheme. 

If you are considering a recovery loan, or would like any general advice on funding for your business, give Robyn Favill a call on 01604 657 200 or email

Robyn Favill



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