Coronavirus help and support for your business

Managing your business through change

We know coronavirus is a source of concern for many people right now. We are here to help your business get through this challenging time – in whatever way we can.

We’ll keep this page updated with information about how to manage your money, provide help and support on cash flow and give you tips on staying safe from fraud. This information is correct at the time of writing, but keep checking back as things may change.

A note about contacting us

We know that many people have questions about how the coronavirus situation will affect them. We’d be really grateful, for now, if you would only call us if you’re worried about an immediate effect on your finances. That way, we can focus on helping those in the most vulnerable situations. You’ll find our latest updates and tips on how to manage your money below. Thanks for bearing with us at this difficult time – and if you do need to call, remember that it will take longer than usual to get through.

We’re experiencing an unprecedented number of calls at the moment, which is having a big impact on our call waiting times. If you need to talk to us about a Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan, new lending or a capital repayment holiday, just fill in your details and we’ll call you back


Help with your finances

We understand you might be worried about cash flow at the moment, so we’ve got several ways you can secure extra financial support for your business and adapt to this new climate.

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Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme

Supporting your business during coronavirus

Gain the financial backing you need to help your business cope with the Covid-19 outbreak, through this Government-backed scheme1.

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Borrowing for all businesses

You know your business, we know how to help

It’s the hardest job you’ve ever done. And the best decision you’ve ever made. Whether you’re just getting off the ground or planning to expand, we know how to help.


Coronavirus helpline

We’ve launched a helpline for all our Business Banking customers impacted by the coronavirus outbreak. Call 0800 197 10862 between 8am and 8pm Monday to Friday (except bank holidays).

Government support

As well as the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme, the government have a number of other schemes and grants available to support small businesses negatively impacted by coronavirus, including:

Find out more about the government’s business support on their website.

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Coronavirus help and support

Managing your money, travel plans and more

The Covid-19 (‘coronavirus’) situation is understandably creating a lot of uncertainty. We have created this page to reassure you that we’re here to help you manage your money – in whatever way we can.

We’ll keep you informed about how to manage your money, provide help and support on finances and travel, and give you tips on staying safe from fraud. This information is correct at the time of writing, but keep checking back as things may change.

Managing your money

If you need to access your banking services and are unable to get to a branch, or need to stay at home, there are also a wide range of ways that we can help you there too.

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Barclays Online Banking

Business banking at your fingertips

Barclays Online Banking is a safe and convenient way to take care of your daily banking, whether you’re at work, out and about or on holiday.

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The Barclays app

Business Banking on the move

Use our app3 to run your accounts from the palm of your hand. Manage your accounts, invoice on the move and get instant help.

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Business mandate change

Change your account signatories

Give us a call on the number below if you’d like to update the signatories on your account. We can also talk you through the various options, to help you choose the set-up that’s best for your business.

Supporting your business

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International trade support

Backing your business abroad

Find out about the dedicated support, expert advice and banking services that could help make your business an international success.

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Top cashflow tips

Whether it’s managing invoices or offering flexible payments, find out how you could avoid common cashflow pitfalls. 

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Planning for business disruption and recovery

5 tips to help cope with the unexpected

Unforeseen circumstances or factors outside your control can hit your business when you least expect it, but you can still plan for the worst with these tips.

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Help protect your business from fraud

Learn about scams that target businesses

Find out how we help to protect your business and see what you can do yourself to stay digitally safe.

How else can we help?


Spring Budget 2020

What does it mean for you?

From support for those affected by coronavirus to National Insurance contributions changes and a fuel duty freeze, the government’s latest spending plans are out.

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Digital skills to boost your business

Tools and tips to make the most of digital

Want to sharpen your business digital skills but not sure where to start? An online presence can give your business a real boost – as can being cyber savvy and staying safe online. Here are 5 ways digital can transform your business.

Where can I find out more about the coronavirus?

The NHS and World Health Organisation (WHO) are the best sources for the latest medical information about the outbreak.