Financial Support from Banks and Lenders

Many high street banks are providing support services, guidance and funding to help their customers navigate the impact of COVID-19. This page provides advice and information about the coronavirus support available from banks and lenders.

Barclays has launched a free telephone helpline offering support and information to its business banking customers. It is also providing repayment holidays for personal banking customers on overdrafts and mortgages. Go to https://home.barclays/news/2020/03/supporting-our-customers-and-clients-impacted-by-coronavirus–co/ for more information.

The COVID-19 Response Hub from HSBC provides a range of support and resources to help businesses during the pandemic. Go to www.business.hsbc.uk/en-gb/covid-19-hub for more information.

Lloyds is providing a range of support services for businesses impacted by COVID-19, including mentoring, guides and resources, and delivering Government-backed loan schemes. Go to www.lloydsbank.com/business/coronavirus.html for more information.

NatWest has announced a £5 billion fund to support small and medium-sized firms to deal with the impact of coronavirus. Support includes the provision of working capital, loan repayment holidays and temporary emergency loans with no fees. Go to www.rbs.com/news/2020/03/natwest-pledges-p5bn-working-capital-support-for-smes-during-cor.html for more information.

Santander has provided details of the support it is offering to customers impacted by coronavirus. It includes a dedicated helpline and advice on managing finances. Go to www.santander.co.uk/about-santander/media-centre/press-releases/santander-uk-outlines-support-for-customers-during-coronavirus-outbreak for more information.

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