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MotoNovo announce CBILS support

MotoNovo Finance has announced it is able to provide additional support to the dealer community as an accredited ‘Introducer’ for the Aldermore Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS).

It is a move designed to provide a new funding avenue to the more than 2,000 dealers and 17,000 corporate customers that the business estimates are facing short to mid-term cash flow challenges.

Luke Curtis, head of motor and commercial finance at MotoNovo, said: “Dealers and their corporate customers are emerging into a new trading environment that has and will continue to see significant structural change.

“Many will be seeking more routes to access capital, having seen their cashflow interrupted and will be looking to invest in the development of their business models. As an accredited CBILS introducer of our parent Aldermore Bank, we can now help.”

The Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme is designed to provide financial support to SMEs across the UK that have lost revenue, having seen their cashflow disrupted, as a result of the Covid-19 outbreak.

Recent changes to the Government’s scheme will give larger car retail businesses access to a £200 million Covid-19 survival boost.

MotoNovo is now able to offer an introduction between eligible dealers and Aldermore to discuss CBILS loans (HP and finance lease) of between £50k-£250k available

MotoNovo said, "it is a lending range that can help many of MotoNovo’s dealers, while making it accessible to commercial customers will assist them in sustaining their businesses, helping them to invest and keeping them in the market for future vehicles”.

Curtis said: “This is not a soft launch; we have developed a wide-ranging campaign to reach out to our dealer community and ensure they are aware of our CBILS opportunity. At the same time, our commercial team will be contacting our commercial customers.

“We recognise the need for dealers to reinvent their business model for the new operating environment; CBILS can help many of them to start making this move.”

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