Helping small businesses find a way

Welcome to the British Business Bank.

Who we are

We’re the UK’s national development bank and we’re here to help your business find a way, with free financial tools and expert information.

Learn more about us by watching the video below:

How we work

Whether you’re a start-up, an established business or looking to grow, finding information and guidance around finance that can help you on your business journey can be complex and challenging.

We understand those challenges. We’re here to make them easier for you to not only understand but overcome. We do that in a number of ways:

  • We work with the Government, finance providers and institutions to make finance markets work better for smaller businesses.
  • We talk to businesses, trade bodies and industry experts – alongside the industry-leading research we’re carrying out – to make sure we’re giving information and guidance that’s fully relevant.
  • We provide independent and impartial information – including guides, checklists, animations and articles – so you can benefit from what we know and find the right path for your business’ development.
  • We help drive sustainable growth and prosperity across the UK, and enable the transition to a net zero economy, by supporting access to finance for smaller businesses.

Our partners and schemes

The British Business Bank is government-owned but independently managed.

We work with a wide range of partners – ranging from high-street banks to alternative lenders and venture capital funds – to increase the supply of finance to smaller businesses like yours.

Doing this means we can provide you with a greater choice of finance options and providers, suited to your needs.

Through the Recovery Loan Scheme, the Bounce Back Loan Scheme Pay As You Grow options, Start Up Loans and our free, impartial information and expertise, we continue to support UK businesses that are looking to recover and grow.

We’re here to help you find a way.