23 Apr 2020

COVID-19 Response Webinar Series: Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme

Under the Government backed Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS), SMEs with an annual turnover of up to £45 million can access loans, overdrafts, invoice finance and asset finance of up to £5 million for up to six years.

In partnership with Invest NI, the British Business Bank, Danske Bank UK and Grant Thornton will deliver an hour-long live webinar on CBILS. Panellists will provide an overview of the Scheme; key features and eligibility criteria; accredited lenders and what they are looking for; how to prepare your lending application and demonstrate viability; and key considerations. They will also be available to take your questions.


  • Welcome
  • Overview of CBILS
  • A lender’s perspective
  • Demonstrating viability
  • Preparing your lending application
  • Further information and online resources
  • Questions


  • Rodney McMullan, Invest NI


  • Patrick Dewar, Corporate Finance, Invest NI
  • Susan Nightingale, Senior Manager: Northern Ireland, British Business Bank
  • Robert McCullough, Head of Business Sector Engagement, Danske Bank UK
  • Charlie Kerlin, Director: Corporate Finance, Grant Thornton