Featured Product

    HM Treasury Allows Extended Repayment Delay Under COVID Loan Scheme

    February 08, 2021

    HM Treasury announced that borrowers that avail the government-backed Bounce Back Loan Scheme, or BBLS, to get through the COVID-19 crisis will now have the option to tailor repayments according to their individual circumstances. HM Treasury highlighted that the "Pay as You Grow" repayment flexibilities now include the option to delay all repayments for a further six months; this means that businesses can choose to make no payments on their loans until 18 months after they originally took the loans. The option to pause repayments will now be available to all from their first repayment, rather than after six repayments have been made.

    Pay as You Grow will also enable borrowers to extend the length of their loans from six to ten years and make interest-only payments for six months, to tailor their repayment schedule to suit their individual circumstances. These Pay as You Grow options will be available to more than 1.4 million businesses that took nearly GBP 45 billion through the Bounce Back Loan Scheme. This is in addition to the government covering the costs of interest for the first year of the loan. Lenders will proactively and directly inform the customers of Pay as You Grow, though borrowers should only expect correspondence three months before the first repayments are due. The government has made clear that lenders are expected to offer Pay as You Grow options to all borrowers under the Bounce Back Loan Scheme. Moreover, the conduct rules of FCA require lenders to show due consideration and appropriate forbearance to borrowers in difficulty.

     

    Related Link: News Release

     

    Keywords: Europe, UK, Banking, COVID-19, BBLS, Bounce Back Loan Scheme, Credit Risk, Pay as You Grow, Loan Repayment, HM Treasury

    Featured Experts
    Related Articles
    News

    EC Publishes Regulations Supplementing Investment Firms Directive

    The European Commission (EC) published three Delegated Regulations (2021/2153, 2021/2154, and 2021/2155) to supplement the Investment Firms Directive (IFD or Directive 2019/2034).

    December 07, 2021 WebPage Regulatory News
    News

    FSB Report Examines Trends in Non-Bank Intermediation in Americas

    The Financial Stability Board (FSB) published a report that presents results of the sixth non-bank financial intermediation monitoring exercise in the Americas.

    December 06, 2021 WebPage Regulatory News
    News

    BIS Discusses Regulatory Approach for Non-Bank Intermediation

    The Bank for International Settlements (BIS) published the December issue of the Quarterly Review, which analyzes the non-bank financial intermediation mechanisms that could undermine financial stability.

    December 06, 2021 WebPage Regulatory News
    News

    BoE Calls for Vendor Input for Data Collection Transformation Program

    The Bank of England (BoE) opened the Alternative Liquidity Facility, or ALF, for deposits from the participating UK-based Islamic banks for the first time.

    December 03, 2021 WebPage Regulatory News
    News

    APRA Sets LAC for D-SIBs, Proposes to Enhance Crisis Preparedness

    APRA issued a letter on the loss-absorbing capacity (LAC) requirements for domestic systemically important banks (D-SIBs) and published a discussion paper, along with the proposed the prudential standards on financial contingency planning (CPS 190) and resolution planning (CPS 900).

    December 02, 2021 WebPage Regulatory News
    News

    EBA Proposes Standards on Interest Rate Risk in the Banking Book

    The European Banking Authority (EBA) launched three consultations on technical aspects of the revised framework capturing interest rate risks for banking book (IRRBB) positions, with the comment period ending on April 04, 2022.

    December 02, 2021 WebPage Regulatory News
    News

    EC to Review Macro-Prudential Rules while ESRB Assesses Policy Stance

    The European Commission (EC) launched a call for evidence, until March 18, 2022, as part of a comprehensive review of the macro-prudential rules for the banking sector under the Capital Requirements Regulation (CRR) and Directive (CRD IV).

    December 01, 2021 WebPage Regulatory News
    News

    EBA Sets Out List of Banks for Mandatory Basel III Monitoring Exercise

    The European Banking Authority (EBA) published the sample of banks for the mandatory Basel III monitoring exercise, which will refer to the December 2021 data.

    December 01, 2021 WebPage Regulatory News
    News

    FED Revises Complex Institution Liquidity Monitoring Report for Banks

    The Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (FED) is adopting a proposal to revise and extend for three years the Complex Institution Liquidity Monitoring Report (FR 2052a) for banks.

    December 01, 2021 WebPage Regulatory News
    News

    FSB Sets Out Good Practices for Crisis Management Groups

    The Financial Stability Board (FSB) published a report that sets out good practices for crisis management groups.

    November 30, 2021 WebPage Regulatory News
    RESULTS 1 - 10 OF 7758