The additional, expanded or more accessible loans and guarantees that were available to small and medium-sized enterprises, start-ups and scale-ups under the first emergency package will continue. This relates to the coronavirus modules of the government-guaranteed scheme for loans to SMEs (BMKB) and Corporate Finance Guarantee Scheme (GO), the new Small Loans Coronavirus Guarantee Scheme (KKC) and the increased budget for the SEED Capital scheme.

The Coronavirus Bridging Loan (COL), which helps to improve the liquidity position of innovative companies (start-ups and scale-ups), will be allocated an additional € 150 million over the next three months due to the large number of applications received.