25 April 2020
The Missing Link: How FriendlyScore’s open banking solutions can fill a major gap in the government’s COVID-19 business relief scheme
As the UK’s COVID-19 lockdown enters its second month, and with no clear end in sight, small businesses are bearing an increasingly high financial burden. The government has responded in the form of their £330bn Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS), but to date only £2.8bn of this has actually been disbursed. With current estimates predicting that one-fifth of all UK SMEs will close or fail by the end of June, time is of the essence.