Coronavirus (COVID-19) Support for Businesses

Our Loans

Loans designed to meet the needs of your business including Revive, Thrive and Start Up Loans.


£500 to £25k

Government backed loans for businesses trading less than 2 years

  • Personal loans for business use for up to 4 directors
  • Support from business mentors
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Up to £50k

Unsecured loans for business

  • Flexible rates available
  • Terms up to 3 years
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Up to £250k

Secured loans for business growth

  • Flexible rates available
  • Terms up to 5 years
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Social Impact Report

Last year BEF delivered a record £10.9m in loans to support 384 businesses across the North and beyond.

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Nearly Five Thousand Businesses Created & Helped

Tailored solutions for businesses to help them thrive and grow.

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Nearly Seven Thousand New & Saved Jobs

All profits are reinvested into our loan fund, to support growth in the economy through business and job creation.

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£70 Million Loaned

We think it is important to fill the funding gap for those unable to draw on the usual sources of finance.

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