Supporting Business

Supporting Businesses

SFE members are taking extraordinary measures to support businesses in response to COVID-19. As well as providing their own support packages, our members are implementing government schemes to help businesses.

Please contact your own bank in the first instance to find out what support is available. Below you will find links to SFE banking members’ coronavirus information and a contact point.

UK Government schemes

Banks have introduced a range of initiatives that go beyond the government schemes, including:

  • Repayment holidays on existing loans
  • Access to funding through pre-assessed lending limits so funds can be accessed quickly and easily
  • Free banking for SMEs
  • The removal of overdraft fees
  • Support with working capital, liquidity, supply chains, and FX
  • New or extended lending facilities
  • Revolving credit arrangements, asset finance or trade loans to allow stock to be held for longer 

Bank of Scotland


Clydesdale Bank




Royal Bank of Scotland


Santander Business Banking

Santander Corporate and Commercial Banking


Virgin Money

Scottish Government: Coronavirus advice for business in Scotland

Find out what support is available for your business here.

UK Government: financial support for businesses

Find out what support is available for your business here.

Read blogs from businesses which have received financial support here.