Declined by starling – I was one of those special sole trader cases.
Applied through a HSBC business account that I haven’t used for ages on 26th, received echo sign same day.
Just been paid. Hallelujah
Note: Starling Bank have decided not to lend Bounce Back Loans to anyone that does not fit their criteria, which is different from the criteria of the scheme as designed.
If you are one of the many thousands of people declined in that way by Starling Bank, feel free to apply elsewhere, and of course take your business to the bank that does give you a BBL loan, they are much more deserving.