Please note that the COVID-19 Credit Guarantee Scheme will expire on the 30th of June 2022. Be aware that Bank of Ireland will not accept new applications under this Scheme from 3rd of June 2022.
If your business has been affected by COVID-19, you can apply for a loan to:
- Fund working capital including liquidity needs
- Invest so your business can adapt
- Refinance of debt incurred as a result of COVID-19 (e.g. COVID-19 related expenses that were initially funded through short term/temporary facilities such as overdrafts)
The Credit Guarantee Scheme (CGS) will run until 30th June 2022 or until fully subscribed. Find out more from the Strategic Banking Corporation of Ireland (SBCI).
COVID-19 Credit Guarantee Scheme Loans at a glance
Loans under €250,000
A COVID-19 Credit Guarantee Scheme facility of €100,000 at a variable rate of 2.78%* over a 5 year term will require 60 monthly repayments of €1,786.83. The total cost of credit is €7,209.80.
*This Variable rate is comprised of the Small Business and Agri Rate (SBAR) with a margin of 2.12% – The SBAR rate is a BOI reference rate under SME Regulations. The SBAR rate is 0.66% (correct as at 09/03/2022)
Loans of or greater than €250,000
A COVID-19 Credit Guarantee Scheme facility of €300,000 at a variable rate of 2.64%* over a 5.5 year term will require 66 monthly repayments of €4,888.43 The total cost of credit is €22,285.38.
*This Variable rate is comprised of the 3 month Bank Cost of Funds(3Month BCOF) with a margin of 2.6% – The 3 Month BCOF is a BOI reference rate under SME Regulations. The 3 Month BCOF rate is 0.04% (correct as at 09/03/2022)
*Government Guarantee Premium
A guarantee premium4, payable to the government, will apply to all CGS loans. This premium is payable in addition to your loan repayments. We will collect it every quarter and pass it on to the SBCI. The premium will be determined by:
- the type of beneficiary (SME or Mid-Cap)
- the term of the facility
- the loan amount outstanding
Click here for more information on the Government Guarantee Premium.
Level of security required and rate applicable, will be determined by the amount, purpose & term of facility, in conjunction with the nature and value of the security being offered.
Over 18 years only. Lending criteria, and terms and conditions apply. Maximum credit of €120,000 available for online applications.