ABOUT THE CORONAVIRUS BUSINESS INTERRUPTION LOAN SCHEME

The Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS) is a government initiative to help small businesses affected by coronavirus. This includes charities, housing associations and social organisations. The scheme enables lenders to provide facilities of up to £5m to organisations impacted by Coronavirus.

Through CBILS, CAF Bank is able to provide loans of up to £3m to charitable organisations across the UK who are experiencing financial difficulties due to lost or deferred revenues.

To make the loans more affordable, there are no repayments for the first 12 months. You won’t be charged interest during that time or need to pay a fee to take out the loan, as the Government will cover this for you. If you want to settle the loan early, there are also no fees for full early repayment.

For term loans and overdrafts, the minimum amount a lender can offer under CBILS is £50,001.

SCHEME FEATURES

  • Loans of between £50,001 to £3m
  • Loan repayment terms up to 6 years 
  • No upfront or early settlement fee
  • Interest and fees paid by Government for 12 months
  • The borrower's personal residential property cannot be taken as security for a CBILS-backed loan
  • The borrower always remains 100% liable for the debt

CAF Bank's maximum loan limit of £3m is lower than that of the wider CBILS scheme, because accredited lenders each provide different types of loan facilities covered by the scheme.

The British Business Bank FAQs page is regularly reviewed and updated, and has a wide range of in-depth information about the scheme.

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

Smaller businesses from all sectors can apply for the full amount of the facility. To be eligible for a facility under CBILS, a smaller business must:

  • Be UK based in its business activity, with turnover of no more than £45m per year
  • Have a borrowing proposal which, were it not for the current pandemic, would be considered viable by the lender
  • Self-certify that it has been adversely impacted by the Coronavirus

Please note that the following are not eligible under CBILS:

  • Banks, Insurers and Reinsurers (but not insurance brokers)
  • Public sector bodies
  • State funded primary and secondary schools
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The Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS) is managed by the British Business Bank on behalf of, and with the financial backing of the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and industrial Strategy (BEIS). British Business Bank plc is wholly owned by HM Government and is not authorised or regulated by the Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA) or the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA).

Full details on CBILS and the list of participating CBILS lenders can be found on the British Business Bank website.
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CAF Bank loans are non-regulated products.

Loan applications subject to credit assessment. Security will be required.

Charity assets may be at risk if you do not keep up with the repayments for a mortgage, loan or any other debt secured on them.

If you're thinking of consolidating existing borrowing, you should be aware that you may be extending the term of the debt and increasing the total amount you pay.

CAF Bank Limited is authorised by the Prudential Regulation Authority and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and the Prudential Regulation Authority (Financial Services Register number: 204451).

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