A new Recovery Loan Scheme was launched 6 April 2021, to provide much needed liquidity to businesses affected by COVID lockdown measures. Under the scheme, loans of up to \u00a310m are available. The minimum facility sizes vary, starting at \u00a31,000 for asset and invoice finance, and \u00a325,001 for term loans and overdrafts. The Recovery Loan Scheme will be welcomed by businesses needed help with their cash flow as business picks up. Potentially, these loans will be attractive to businesses in retail and hospitality that are gradually being allowed to reopen. As with the Bounce-Back Loans, the government is providing lenders \u2013 the high street banks \u2013 with a measure of guarantee to underwrite their risks. In a recent press release the government confirmed: The scheme, which was announced at budget and runs until 31 December 2021, will be administered by the British Business Bank, with loans available through a diverse network of accredited commercial lenders. 26 lenders have already been accredited for day one of the scheme, with more to come shortly, and the government will provide an 80% guarantee for all loans. Interest rates have been capped at 14.99% and are expected to be much lower than that in the vast majority of cases, and Ministers are urging lenders to ensure they keep rates down to help protect jobs. The Recovery Loan Scheme can be used as an additional loan on top of support received from the emergency schemes \u2013 such as the Bounce Back Loan Scheme and Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme \u2013 put into place last year. Business owners who are considering using the Recovery Loan Scheme should apply the usual considerations. i.e., can they afford the interest and capital repayments. More details can be found from the British Business Bank. Please call if you would like help considering your options.