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COVID-19: CBILS accreditation for JCB Finance

Paul Jennings

Company now able to support SME customers with Government-backed loans for new equipment

JCB Finance have been accredited by the British Business Bank to provide the Government Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS) – designed to support the continued provision of finance to UK smaller businesses (SMEs) during the COVID-19 outbreak.

From today (17 June), JCB Finance’s new and existing customers, who need to invest in JCB equipment or non-competitive machinery made by other manufacturers, but have concerns about the impact of coronavirus on their cash flow, will be able to apply for a CBILS-backed hire-purchase facility.

The fixed-rate facility will have a six-month payment pause, then 48 monthly instalments with the British Business Bank paying the interest during the first 12 months.

JCB Finance’s managing director, Paul Jennings (pictured), said: ‘With over 10,000 SME customers across construction, industry and agriculture, JCB Finance are well placed to help get the funding where it’s needed and help support businesses as they experience lost or deferred revenues because of COVID-19.

‘JCB Finance have built a strong reputation for supporting businesses through good times and bad over their 50 years of trading, so becoming one of the latest partners of the British Business Bank to deliver the loans is great news.

‘When the outbreak began, we were swift to mobilize our resources to facilitate a pre-approved emergency payment pause, so that our customers could take advantage of initial relief without delay.

‘This accreditation means we can go further than that and help UK businesses to return to work. It is in everyone’s interests to support businesses in weathering this storm and help them bounce back.’

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