Fixing the Interest Rate on your Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan

Support for businesses with an existing loan 

You are only eligible to fix the interest rate on your Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan if you have been invited to do so. We will contact you if you are eligible, you do not need to contact us.

You can fix the interest rate on your loan

The interest rate on your Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan (CBIL) is currently linked to the Bank of England Bank Rate (Base Rate). This means that at the end of the Business Interruption Payment (BIP) period, you will begin to be charged interest as outlined in the email or letter we sent you.

If you are happy with your current Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan being linked to the Bank of England Base Rate on your existing terms, there is nothing you need to do.

Alternatively, as set out in your original CBIL application, you have the option to fix the interest rate on your loan at the first anniversary. You are only able to fix your total loan amount for the full remaining term of your loan.

Fixing your interest rate:

  • Protects you against Base Rate interest rate increases
  • Provides certainty of borrowing costs.
  • There are no early repayment charges, meaning you can overpay your loan (partially or fully) without additional cost.
  • You will not be able to benefit from any Base Rate reductions.
  • You will not be able to change back to an interest rate linked to Base Rate once you have fixed your interest rate.

Next steps:

Request to fix your interest rate

If you would like to fix your interest rate, please download our Fixed Interest Rate form. We recommend using a desktop to complete this, rather than a mobile or tablet device.

Once complete, please email your form to with a subject header of “CBIL Fixed Rate Loan”.

After we’ve received your form, we’ll send you a Letter of Variation which you will need to sign and send back to us before we can fix your interest rate at the rate stated in your email or letter. 

If you haven’t applied for the fixed rate by the offer end date stated in your email or letter, or returned the Letter of Variation in the time allowed, we may not be able to process your request to fix your interest rate. 

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