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The key feature of a deferred loan is that repayments are postponed for an agreed period.  Note, the facility will incur deferral interest during the period which the loan is deferred.

Deferred loans are available for:

*Bank of St Helena defines agriculture activity as the science or practice of farming, including cultivation of the soil for the growing of crops and the rearing of animals to provide food, wool, and other products.

Application Criteria
  • A fully completed business loan application form and a signed account transfer form to cover the application fee.
  • A Business Plan, covering a minimum period of three years.
  • A Cash Flow forecast, projected for a minimum of three years.
  • Balance Sheet projected for three year period.
  • Trading, Profit and Loss or Income and Expenditure Account projected for the same period.
  • For existing businesses, a copy of your most recent Year End Accounts inclusive of a Balance Sheet.

For more details on what is required for a business loan/overdraft application, please download the ‘Application Guide’ below. 


Application Process

Upon receiving an application and all documentation required, an in depth analysis is undertaken on the business proposal. This process is likely to take 4-6 weeks (20-30 working days) depending on:

  • The value of the application
  • The details and accuracy of the information provided
  • The security offered
Unsuccessful Applicants

A loan application may be declined for a variety of reasons. The Bank reserves the right to refuse or approve loans at its sole discretion, without the requirement to provide a reason for doing so.

Successful Applicants

A successful applicant will be notified by telephone, email or letter.


Administration Fees

If your application is successful, you are required to pay an administration fee to the Bank for work carried out on your application. See the table below for the relevant admin and cancellation fees. 

Up to £5,000Application Fee£20
Administration Fee£40
Cancellation Fee£20
£5,001 - £30,000Application Fee £25
Administration Fee£50
Cancellation Fee£25
£30,001 - £75,000Application Fee£25
Administration Fee0.185% of Loan Amount
Cancellation Fee£25
£75,001 - £150,000Application Fee£30
Administration Fee0.3% of Loan Amount
Cancellation Fee£30
Over £150,000Application Fee£35
Administration Fee0.5% of Loan Amount
Cancellation Fee£35
Relevant Terms and Conditions, Forms, Guides and Brochures

Terms and Conditions

How your Loan Works

Application Guide

Cash Flow Forecast

Loan Calculator

Apply for Deferred Loan - Sole Trader or Partnership Online

Download Deferred Loan - Sole Trader or Partnership Application

Apply for Deferred Loan - Limited Company Online

Download Deferred Loan - Limited Company Application

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