Base Rate Loan

Our Base Rate Loan is a flexible finance option that can be tailored to suit your short or long-term financial goals. It is linked to the Bank of England bank rate so the interest rate that you pay will change as the bank rate changes.

Loans up to £25,000

Borrow from £1,000 over 1 to 25 years.  Choose between fixed or variable interest rates to suit your business needs

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Loans above £25,000

If your business turnover is between £0-3m please call

0345 072 5555

If your business turnover is between £3-25m please call
0800 022 4378

Key features and benefits

  • Interest rate varies with Bank of England Bank Rate
  • Borrow from as little as £1,000
  • Choose a term up to 25 years
  • No early repayment costs1
  • Capital repayment holidays of up to two years may be available2
  • Loans available on a secured or unsecured basis
  • Different repayment profiles may be available, such as interest only
  • 5.1% APR1 (variable) representative*

Is my business eligible?

To enquire about this loan, you must:

  • Require the loan for business use.
  • Apply for a minimum of £1,000
  • Be a sole trader, partner or director with authority to borrow on behalf of your business.
  • Be aged 18 or over.

Representative example

5.1% APR based on an assumed unsecured loan amount of £8,000 with 60 monthly repayments of £150.97 at an annual interest rate of 5.1% (variable). Total amount payable £9,058.20.

*APR means annual percentage rate of interest charged against your loan which is a combination of Bank of England Base Rate (variable) and an interest margin which is fixed for the term of the loan.

**The representative APR is an illustration of the highest rate that we expect to offer up to 51% of successful applicants. Applicants may receive a different rate of interest based on their individual circumstances.

***Our representative APR applies to all unsecured loans with a borrowing amount of up to £25,000 and for businesses with a turnover of up to £25 million. This figure is not necessarily the rate you will be receiving and is for illustrative purposes only.

Can I borrow for my business?

See how likely you are to get a Business Loan of up to £25,000. View indicative interest rates and repayment details. Try different options without affecting your credit rating.

Get a quotefor a fixed rate business loan
  • For loans above £25,000, an arrangement fee will apply and is related to the amount you choose to borrow. These terms will be discussed with you before you take out the loan.

    Amount of borrowing Arrangement fee
    Up to £25,000  £0
    £25,001-£1m 1.5%



    This excludes Property Development Base Rate Loans where you will pay an arrangement fee of up to 2% on the amount of your loan.

    *If you choose to repay early there will be no break costs associated with the loan. There may be an administration fee to repay early. These terms will be discussed with you before you take out the loan.

Helpful guides

Whether it’s for growth or development, there are many reasons why your business may need finance. We could provide help when you most need it.

Anwyl Homes

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Making sure you get a fair deal

We want you to find a product that's right for your circumstances, which is why we adhere to the Standards of Lending Practice, which are monitored and enforced by the Lending Standards Board

To find out more you can read the statement of responsibilities, which details what's expected of us, the lender and you the borrower.

Download the statement of responsibility (PDF)

Lending appeals

The right type of funding can play a vital role in helping your business reach its potential. If your lending application is declined, we will work with UK Finance to pursue any raised appeals.

Appeals for borrowing. Business finance declined? You can ask for the decision to be reviewed

ANY PROPERTY GIVEN AS SECURITY, WHICH MAY INCLUDE YOUR HOME, MAY BE REPOSSESSED IF YOU DO NOT KEEP UP REPAYMENTS ON YOUR MORTGAGE OR OTHER DEBTS SECURED ON IT.

Get a quote for a Base Rate Loan

Borrow from £1,000 over 1 to 25 years.  Choose between fixed or variable interest rates to suit your business needs.

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Our specialists can support you

If your business turnover is between £0-3m please call
0345 072 5555

If your business turnover is between £3-25m please call
0800 022 4378

Important Legal Information

All lending is subject to a satisfactory credit assessment and we will need your permission to carry out a credit check on you and your business.

You should not apply for an amount that you cannot comfortably afford to repay now and in the future to avoid the possibility of legal action.

1If you choose to repay early there will be no break costs associated with the loan. There may be an administration fee to repay early. These terms will be discussed with you before you take out the loan.

2 Capital repayment holidays available in certain circumstances only

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