Northern Rock is believed to have borrowed a further £2bn from the Bank of England, according to the Bank’s latest accounts.
This now brings up the total figure that Northern Rock has borrowed to around £25bn.
The news comes as today’s deadline looms for indicative proposals for Northern Rock.
Preliminary bid proposals are due today from JC Flowers, the Virgin Group led-consortium, Cerberus and a team led by former Abbey chief executive Luqman Arnold.
It is also believed that a number of banks from continental Europe and Asia are also looking at putting in proposals.
A sales memorandum distributed by Northern Rock’s advisers this week suggested that the Bank of England may still have to provide up to £6bn of support to Northern Rock by 2010