Alternative business lender BCRS Business Loans has gone live as a delivery partner for the new Recovery Loan Scheme (RLS) in the West Midlands.
BCRS will deliver loans from £25,001 to £150,000 via the government-backed Scheme to support the growth and recovery of businesses that have been impacted by Covid-19.
The not-for-profit lender recently announced that it had delivered a record £13.3 million to businesses during the pandemic through the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS).
Administered on behalf of the Government by the British Business Bank and delivered through accredited delivery partners such as BCRS, RLS funding can be used for any legitimate business purpose, including to manage cashflow and facilitate investment and growth.
Businesses that have already taken out Covid finance support, such as CBILS or BBLS facilities, are eligible for RLS.
Stephen Deakin, Chief Executive of BCRS Business Loans, said:
“We are delighted to have been accredited as a delivery partner for the Recovery Loan Scheme (RLS) and to be working with the British Business Bank once again to ensure that no viable business is left unsupported at this time.
“Our commitment to supporting businesses during the Covid-19 pandemic has never wavered, which ultimately saw us deliver our full allocation of CBILS funding to SMEs in the West Midlands.
“It is important that we now ensure businesses can access the finance they need to grow and recover, which will be crucial as the economy begins to uncoil. Government-backed lender guarantees such as RLS help lenders turn a ‘no’ credit decision into a ‘yes’.
“I continue to be amazed by the grit, strength and resilience of our small business community during what has been one of the most challenging periods in history. BCRS has a highly experienced and knowledgeable team and we are committed to doing all we possibly can to supporting businesses right now, so please do get in touch or submit an online loan application form to kickstart your growth and recovery plans.”
The not-for-profit lender has been supporting businesses that are unable to access finance from traditional lenders for the past 19 years and has a Covid-safe loan process in operation.
The Recovery Loan Scheme is managed by the British Business Bank on behalf of, and with the financial backing of, the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy.
West Midlands based businesses affected by the Covid-19 pandemic should visit www.bcrs.org.uk to discover more about Recovery Loan Scheme (RLS), check eligibility and submit an online application form.