Supporting businesses

At Starling, we understand this is a difficult time to be running a business and we’re doing everything we can to help our customers. As always, you can manage your finances from the Starling app, and our customer support team is here for you 24/7. You can get in touch with them via phone, email or in-app chat.

The Recovery Loan Scheme

The Recovery Loan Scheme (RLS) launched on 6 April 2021 and supports access to finance for UK businesses as they recover and grow following the Covid-19 pandemic.

RLS aims to help businesses affected by Covid-19 and can be used for business purposes, including, managing cash flow, investment and growth. It is designed to support businesses that can afford to take out additional finance for these purposes. Businesses who have taken out a CBILS or BBLS facility are able to access the new scheme.

Visit our Recovery Loan Scheme page to find out more.

The government has implemented the following schemes:

  • Small business grant funding
  • A Statutory Sick Pay relief package for SMEs
  • A Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme
  • Deferring VAT and income tax payments
  • A 12 months business rates holiday for certain businesses

Already have a business loan with Starling and you need help or are worried?

Our customer support team is here for you 24/7. You can get in touch with them via phone, email or in-app chat.

Apply for a Starling business account today and enjoy app-based banking at its best.

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