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Bounce Back Loan Scheme Fraud | The issues our expert fraud lawyers know

In order to approve the Scheme quicker than usual, the Government imposed less strict eligibility criteria than other business-related loan schemes. Businesses simply had to show that they:

– were based in the UK;
– were established before 1st March 2020; and
– had been adversely impacted by Corona-virus.

Businesses were able to self-certify in relation to other checks, there were no formal credit checks performed by lenders for existing customers, and initially businesses were able to make multiple claims to various banks from individual employees, resulting in numerous claims per business.

These looser checks and balances led to serious concerns for fraudulent applications, including concerns raised about impersonation of legitimate businesses and a lack of proof of legitimate business.

Indeed, The Financial Times reported that over £1 billion in fraudulent applications from almost 27,000 people had been rejected between May-November 2020.

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Prosecuting Bounce Back Loan Scheme (BBLS) Alleged Fraud Offences

Considering the law, criminal prosecution for defrauding schemes such as the ‘Bounce Back Loan Scheme’ may fall under offences such as:

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