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Coronavirus – help and support for your business

We’re here to help your business get through this challenging time. Here are some of the ways we can help you manage your money and cashflow, access funding, and get government support.

We’ll update this page regularly with information about our products and government schemes as it becomes available.

Barclays Back to Business Programme

Build for tomorrow with the help of our free online toolkit developed with Cambridge Judge Business School for SMEs.

Business Insights

Information and advice to help your business going forward.

Bounce Back Loan scheme

See if you’re eligible for the new Bounce Back Loan scheme – a government-guaranteed loan of £2,000 to £50,000 if your business has been affected by coronavirus.

You can apply up to 30 November 2020. As this date could change, you may want to apply as soon as possible.

Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme

Get the financial backing you need to help your business cope with coronavirus (COVID-19) through this government-backed scheme1. See if you're eligible.

You can apply up to 30 November 2020. As this date could change, you may want to apply as soon as possible.

Managing your money

Here are some of the ways we’re helping you keep on top of your finances.

  • Find out how you can manage your business finances, keep an eye on cashflow and do your everyday banking from home using Online Banking and the Barclays app2. They’re safe, secure and simple to use
  • If you’d prefer to see us face to face, please bear in mind that your local branch might have changed its opening hours and counter availability. Check before you go. With social distancing in place you might need to wait a little longer than usual and you’ll be required to wear a face covering
  • For the latest updates on how our services are working, visit our service status page
  • Help stay in control of your cashflow with SmartBusiness Dashboard

Find out which products and government schemes could be right for you

Each tab on this page includes information about our products and government schemes that might be suitable for your business.

  • Schemes specifically for retail, hospitality and leisure, high growth, charities, nurseries and estate agents are on the ‘Specific sectors’ tab
  • You can also see the available government schemes at Gov.uk and find regional information England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland government sites
     
  • Specific sectors

    Some sectors are eligible for the schemes shown below. You could also be eligible to apply for our products based on the size of your business. This section applies to retail, hospitality and leisure, high growth, charities, nurseries and estate agents.

    Our products

    Bounce Back Loan scheme

    Supporting UK businesses during coronavirus

    See if you’re eligible for a government-guaranteed loan of £2,000 to £50,000 if your business has been affected by coronavirus (COVID-19).

    You can apply up to 30 November 2020. As this date could change, you may want to apply as soon as possible.

    Full details are available on the government’s website

    A man looking at a laptop on a desk in a white room

    Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme

    Supporting your business during coronavirus

    Get the financial help backing you need to help your business cope with coronavirus (COVID-19) through this government-backed scheme. Updated with the latest eligibility and borrowing terms1.

    You can apply up to 30 November 2020. As this date could change, you may want to apply as soon as possible.

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    Nextdoor offer

    Open for business? Get the word out for free

    • We’ve teamed up with Nextdoor, the neighbourhood hub to help you reach thousands of potential customers
    • Make use of marketing tools worth hundreds of pounds
    • Don’t miss out, offer ends on 31 January 2021

    Government schemes and support

  • Self-employed

    The information below gives an overview of our products and services that you might be able to apply for, as well as guidance on the government schemes available. It applies to self-employed people, including sole traders and partnerships. We’ve also put measures in place to help our personal customers experiencing financial difficulty because of coronavirus.

    Our products

    Bounce Back Loan scheme

    Supporting UK businesses during coronavirus

    See if you’re eligible for a government-guaranteed loan of £2,000 to £50,000 if your business has been affected by coronavirus (COVID-19).

    You can apply up to 30 November 2020. As this date could change, you may want to apply as soon as possible.

    Full details are available on the government’s website

    A man looking at a laptop on a desk in a white room

    Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme

    Supporting your business during coronavirus

    Get the financial help backing you need to help your business cope with coronavirus (COVID-19) through this government-backed scheme. Updated with the latest eligibility and borrowing terms1.

    You can apply up to 30 November 2020. As this date could change, you may want to apply as soon as possible.

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    Nextdoor offer

    Open for business? Get the word out for free

    • We’ve teamed up with Nextdoor, the neighbourhood hub to help you reach thousands of potential customers
    • Make use of marketing tools worth hundreds of pounds
    • Don’t miss out, offer ends on 31 January 2021

    Government schemes and support

    • Check the government schemes you might be eligible for on Gov.uk
    • The Job Support Scheme is designed to protect viable jobs in businesses who are facing lower demand over the winter months due to Covid-19, to help keep their employees attached to the workforce
    • Self-employed people can apply for a grant worth 80% of their profits, up to a cap of £2,500 per month, through the Self-employment Income Support Scheme 
    • Income tax payments due in July 2020 under the self-assessment system can be deferred to January 2021 
    • All businesses and self-employed people in financial distress, with outstanding tax liabilities, could be eligible for support through HMRC’s Time To Pay (TTP) service. Businesses can ask to defer tax debts to pay in instalments over a set period (typically 3-12 months)
    • You could be eligible for the Future Fund
  • Small and medium businesses

    The information below gives an overview of our products and services that you might be able to apply for, as well as guidance on the government schemes available. It applies to all small-to-medium-sized businesses.

    Our products

    Bounce Back Loan scheme

    Supporting UK businesses during coronavirus

    See if you’re eligible for a government-guaranteed loan of £2,000 to £50,000 if your business has been affected by coronavirus (COVID-19).

    You can apply up to 30 November 2020. As this date could change, you may want to apply as soon as possible.

    Full details are available on the government’s website

    A man looking at a laptop on a desk in a white room

    Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme

    Supporting your business during coronavirus

    Get the financial help backing you need to help your business cope with coronavirus (COVID-19) through this government-backed scheme. Updated with the latest eligibility and borrowing terms1.

    You can apply up to 30 November 2020. As this date could change, you may want to apply as soon as possible.

    ""

    Nextdoor offer

    Open for business? Get the word out for free

    • We’ve teamed up with Nextdoor, the neighbourhood hub to help you reach thousands of potential customers
    • Make use of marketing tools worth hundreds of pounds
    • Don’t miss out, offer ends on 31 January 2021

    Government schemes and support

  • Larger businesses/corporate

    This section is for businesses with a turnover of up to £6.5m. If your turnover is more than this, please visit our corporate website for details of the support available to you.

    Our products

    Bounce Back Loan scheme

    Supporting UK businesses during coronavirus

    See if you’re eligible for a government-guaranteed loan of £2,000 to £50,000 if your business has been affected by coronavirus (COVID-19).

    You can apply up to 30 November 2020. As this date could change, you may want to apply as soon as possible.

    Full details are available on the government’s website

    A man looking at a laptop on a desk in a white room

    Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme

    Supporting your business during coronavirus

    Get the financial help backing you need to help your business cope with coronavirus (COVID-19) through this government-backed scheme. Updated with the latest eligibility and borrowing terms1.

    You can apply up to 30 November 2020. As this date could change, you may want to apply as soon as possible.

    ""

    Nextdoor offer

    Open for business? Get the word out for free

    • We’ve teamed up with Nextdoor, the neighbourhood hub to help you reach thousands of potential customers
    • Make use of marketing tools worth hundreds of pounds
    • Don’t miss out, offer ends on 31 January 2021

    Government schemes and support

    • Check the government schemes you might be eligible for Gov.uk
    • The Job Support Scheme is designed to protect viable jobs in businesses who are facing lower demand over the winter months due to Covid-19, to help keep their employees attached to the workforce
    • Businesses that employ staff can apply for the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme and the statutory sick pay rebate
    • All businesses and self-employed people in financial distress, with outstanding tax liabilities, could be eligible for support through HMRC’s Time To Pay (TTP) service. Businesses can ask to defer tax debts to pay in instalments over a set period (typically 3-12 months)
    • Estate agents, lettings agencies and bingo halls that have closed as a result of lockdown measures will now be exempted from business rates in 2020-21
    • Nursery businesses could get a business rates holiday for the 2020-21 tax year
    • The government has announced a fund to support charities playing a key role in the coronavirus response. There’s no application process and charities will automatically receive funds in the coming weeks. Other charities can apply for a grant through the National Lottery Community Fund, which will be launching soon

     

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Business money management

Help keep your business finances healthy

Develop your business money-management skills with our guides on managing cashflow and adapting to coronavirus.

Business banking from home

Find out how you can manage your business finances, keep an eye on cashflow and do your everyday banking from home using Online Banking and the Barclays app. They’re safe, secure and simple to use.

Supporting your business

Three ways to stay open, reopen or prepare for the future

Read our tips and hear how other businesses have adapted to the challenges of coronavirus

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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.

Eagle Lab Events

Barclays Eagle Labs have a programme of virtual events covering a range of topics from cashflow management to building resilience to help entrepreneurs and start-ups navigate these uncertain times. All events are free to attend and open to anyone.

Wellness

Our Eagle Lab has loads of information about taking care of yourself and others during these extraordinary times.

Get in touch

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. 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.

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Coronavirus helpline

We’ve launched a helpline for all our Business Banking customers impacted by the coronavirus outbreak. Call us on 0800 197 1086 between 8am and 8pm Monday to Friday (except bank holidays).6

Frequently Asked Questions

Accessing funding

Doing your banking

Running your business

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