Good news for businesses that took out government-backed Bounce Back loans to get through the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Businesses will now have greater flexibility to repay their loans, according to the latest announcement by the government.
The Pay as You Grow repayment flexibilities include the option to delay all repayments for a further six months. This means businesses can choose to make no payments on their loans until 18 months after they originally took them out.
Pay as You Grow will also enable borrowers to extend the length of their loans from 6 to 10 years.
➡️ Monthly repayments could be reduced by almost half.
➡️ Interest-only payments for six months to tailor the repayment schedule to suit individual circumstances.
➡️ The Pay as You Grow options will be available to more than 1.4 million businesses which took out a total of nearly £45 billion through the Bounce Back Loan Scheme (BBLS).
The Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rishi Sunak, said:
‘Businesses are continuing to feel the impact of extended disruption from COVID-19, and we’re determined to give them the backing and confidence they need to get through the pandemic.
‘That’s why we’re giving Bounce Back loan borrowers breathing space to get back on their feet, through greater flexibility and time to repay their loans on their terms.’
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