SBCI Brexit Loan Scheme

05 Jun 2018 Admin

The SBCI Brexit Loan Scheme is offered in partnership with the Department of Business Enterprise and Innovation, the Department of Agriculture Food and the Marine and is supported by the InnovFin SME Guarantee Facility, with the financial backing of the European Union under Horizon 2020 Financial Instruments.

The loans are available through AIB, Bank of Ireland and Ulster Bank. Approval of loans are subject to the banks own credit policies and procedures.

Loan features Loan amounts of between €25,000 to €1.5m per eligible enterprise (see the State Aid section below for further details).

  • Maximum interest rate of 4%.
  • Loan terms ranging from 1 year to 3 years.
  • Unsecured loans up to €500,000.

Optional interest-only repayments may be available at the start of the loans. The loan amount and term is dependent on the loan purpose.

Loans can be used for

  • Future working capital requirements.
  • To fund innovation, change or adaptation of the business to mitigate the impact of Brexit.

Loans cannot be used for

  • Refinance of undertakings in financial difficulties.
  • Refinance of existing debt (e.g. Terms Loans/Leases/Hire Purchase etc.).

Who can apply Viable micro, small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) and Small MidCap enterprises that meet the eligibility criteria.

SMEs are defined by the Standard EU definition [Commission Regulation 2003/361/EC] as enterprises that:

have fewer than 250 employees have a turnover of €50 million or less (or €43 million or less on their balance sheet) are independent and autonomous i.e. not part of a wider group of enterprises have less than 25% of their capital held by public bodies is established and operating in the Republic of Ireland A Small Mid-Cap is an enterprise that is not an SME but has fewer than 500 employees

Who cannot apply SMEs/ Small Mid-Cap that: –

  • Are involved in the primary agriculture and/or aquaculture sector
  • Are in financial difficulty (excluding cashflow pressures caused by Brexit impact)
  • Are bankrupt or being wound up or having its affairs administered by courts
  • In the last 5 years has entered in to an arrangement with creditors, in the context of being bankrupt or wound-up or having its affairs administered by the courts
  • Are convicted of an offense concerning professional misconduct by judgement, fraud, corruption, involvement in a criminal organisation, money laundering or any other illegal activity where such illegal activity is detrimental to the European Union’s financial interests.

For more information please follow the link below:

To discuss any aspect of your business needs, or for assistance in funding applications, call 01 554 7370, 047 84 955, 049 437 1211 or 042 969 2572.