You may now be totally convinced that you are in a coma and are experiencing all manner of hallucinations the way this week has progressed. Whilst I could ramble on about worldwide events such as what is going on over in America, I wont as we all have different views on just what is going on over there.
Last week was week thirty six of the Bounce Back Loan scheme, and many people did pin a little bit of hope that Rishi Sunak would burst onto the scene at some point and announce all manner of new help for those business owners suffering due to this ongoing pandemic and the enforced lockdown in the UK.
He did appear, but whilst announcing more cash was being made available to business owners via grants, as usual those grants were mainly aimed at those paying business rates and were aimed at just a small number of business marketplaces too.
Below is another video I have put together containing a small number of the never ending stream of messages I did receive during week thirty six of the Bounce Back Loan scheme, which for reference covered the days from the 4th of January through to and including the 10th of January 2021.
Last week in the dead of night the British Business Bank sent me their Lenders Manual for the Bounce Back Loan Scheme which was heavily redacted, but it is worth a read through, and I also put together an article on the British Business Bank Response on Bounce Back Loan Defaults and the British Business Bank Response on New BBL Lenders Being Accredited based on additional information they sent me.
With the events in the U.S. being major news I put together an article titled That is What Happens When You Ignore People which you may either agree with or disagree with.
It was the case when Rishi did appear last week New UK Government Business Grants were Still Not Helping Many and you will find an overview of what Further Support Announced for SME’s is available by following the link to that overview.
Before Rishi did appear I put together an It is Time to Dish Out More Dosh Rishi article, and for those of you looking for an update on which lenders are still offering BBLs and/or bank accounts to new customers head on over and read my guide on Any New Lenders Offering Bounce Back Loans in 2021?.
As mentioned up above in the dead of night one day last week the British Business Bank sent me every single Freedom of Information request and their replies to each of them and they can be found here>> British Business Bank FOI’s Data Dump Part 2 and here>> British Business Bank FOI’s Data Dump Part 1 I am still working my way through them so some more will appear on this website when I get around to it.