The Recovery Loan Scheme (RLS) helps businesses of all sizes, with access to loans of up to £2 million.
The Recovery Loan Scheme (RLS) enables UK businesses of any size to access loans and other kinds of finance of up to £2m per business.
The funding can be used for any legitimate business purposes, including business growth and investment.
Like CBILS, the government will continue to guarantee 70% of the finance to the lender, however, personal guarantees can be taken at the lender’s discretion.
Businesses that have already received support under existing COVID-19 guaranteed loan schemes (such as CBILS and Bounce Back Loans) will still be eligible to access the RLS.
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Launched on 6 April 2021, the Recovery Loan Scheme (RLS) provides financial support to businesses across the UK as they continue to recover and grow following the coronavirus pandemic.
You can apply for a loan under the scheme if COVID-19 has affected your business and you need to use the finance for any legitimate business purpose – including managing cashflow, investment and growth. However, you must be able to afford to take out additional debt finance for these purposes.
If your business has already borrowed from any of the other coronavirus loan schemes below, RLS is still accessible to you. The other schemes include:
However, the amount you have borrowed under an existing scheme may, in certain circumstances, limit the amount you can borrow under the RLS.
At the Autumn Budget in 2021, the government announced that the Recovery Loan Scheme will be extended to 30 June 2024.
From 1 January 2022, the following changes will come into force:
These changes will apply to all offers made from 1 January 2022.
To be eligible to receive a loan through the government’s Recovery Loan Scheme (RLS), you’ll need to meet the following criteria:
To help as many businesses as possible, funders will need to look at a business’s performance over a longer period of time to ascertain whether it has a viable business proposition, regardless of the impact of COVID-19.
You can use an RLS loan to help your business:
A lender can provide up to £2 million in the form of one of the following facilities:
MAF Finance Group can compare finance offerings from a wide panel of lenders to find the best option for you.
If you would like to get a quote or need further information, simply fill in the form and we will contact you. If you want to speak to someone directly, you can call us on 0115 958 6872 and a member of our team will be happy to speak to you. Alternatively, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Asset refinancing is a way of raising capital against assets you hold on your balance sheet.
Asset-based lending (ABL) is a type of finance in which a business can use its assets, such as inventory and property to release working capital.
A finance lease is simply renting the asset over an agreed period of time and you usually remain responsible for the maintenance.
Hire purchase allows your business to buy an asset by spreading the cost over a fixed period of time with regular monthly instalments.
Invoice finance provides early access to the funds owed to you in unpaid invoices. If you find your business waiting for customers to pay for your services or products, you could use invoice finance as a way of getting paid sooner.
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