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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.

Government support

You may be eligible for loans, tax relief and cash grants, whether your business is open or closed. Use this business support finder to see what support is available for you and your business.

Business Insights

Information and advice to help your business going forward.

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 app1. 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

    Recovery Loan Scheme

    Supporting your business following the pandemic

    Get the financial support you need to help your business recover and grow following the pandemic, through this government-backed scheme.

    You can apply up to 31 December 2021, subject to review.

    Bounce Back Loan scheme

    Supporting UK businesses during coronavirus

    The Bounce Back Loan Scheme closed for new applications and top-ups on 31 March 2021.

    If you already have a Bounce Back Loan with us, the quickest way to apply for Pay as you Grow is in Online Banking or the Barclays app.

    If you want Pay as you Grow to start from your next loan payment, you need to apply at least 20 days before that payment is due.

  • 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

    Recovery Loan Scheme

    Supporting your business following the pandemic

    Get the financial support you need to help your business recover and grow following the pandemic, through this government-backed scheme.

    You can apply up to 31 December 2021, subject to review.

    Bounce Back Loan scheme

    Supporting UK businesses during coronavirus

    The Bounce Back Loan Scheme closed for new applications and top-ups on 31 March 2021.

    If you already have a Bounce Back Loan with us, the quickest way to apply for Pay as you Grow is in Online Banking or the Barclays app.

    If you want Pay as you Grow to start from your next loan payment, you need to apply at least 20 days before that payment is due.

  • 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

    Recovery Loan Scheme

    Supporting your business following the pandemic

    Get the financial support you need to help your business recover and grow following the pandemic, through this government-backed scheme.

    You can apply up to 31 December 2021, subject to review.

    Bounce Back Loan scheme

    Supporting UK businesses during coronavirus

    The Bounce Back Loan Scheme closed for new applications and top-ups on 31 March 2021.

    If you already have a Bounce Back Loan with us, the quickest way to apply for Pay as you Grow is in Online Banking or the Barclays app.

    If you want Pay as you Grow to start from your next loan payment, you need to apply at least 20 days before that payment is due.

  • 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

    Recovery Loan Scheme

    Supporting your business following the pandemic

    Get the financial support you need to help your business recover and grow following the pandemic, through this government-backed scheme.

    You can apply up to 31 December 2021, subject to review.

    Bounce Back Loan scheme

    Supporting UK businesses during coronavirus

    The Bounce Back Loan Scheme closed for new applications and top-ups on 31 March 2021.

    If you already have a Bounce Back Loan with us, the quickest way to apply for Pay as you Grow is in Online Banking or the Barclays app.

    If you want Pay as you Grow to start from your next loan payment, you need to apply at least 20 days before that payment is due.

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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.

Webinars to support UK businesses

Our webinars aim to help protect businesses by giving real insight into important subjects. They cover critical topics from risk and security to unlocking commercial opportunities.

By clicking on the ‘Barclays Business Webinar’ link you will be taken through to a third party website2.

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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Protect your business from fraud

Learn how fraudsters can target your business

Stay alert to these types of scams  

  • Invoice fraud – scammers send fake invoices that look like they’re from suppliers
  • Impersonation scams – such as scam calls and CEO fraud
  • Purchase scams – fraudsters trick you into buying something that doesn’t exist  

Read more about the different types of fraud and how to protect your business against them. We’ve also put together some fraud resources to help you stay safe from scams.

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.

Frequently asked questions

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