POSSIBLE AGRIC LOANS Part 5

POSSIBLE AGRIC LOANS Part 5

Sterling bank, in partnership with Mastercard Foundation is launching a single digit loan aimed at improving access to finance for those in the Agric Space. Access up to N20million for your business to acquire raw materials, buy equipment.

 

*Loan Limit

Anchor companies: NGN250million

Cooperative groups: NGN25million

SMEs: NGN20million

Individual/Startup: NGN5Million

Smallholders: NGN250,000

*Pricing

9% interest rate per annum (ie approximately 0.75% per month);

2% fees (no hidden charges)

Insurance – 2.5%-3.5% per annum depending on livestock or crop.

*Maximum Tenor:

2 years

Eligibility

Open an account with the bank with a minimum of N1,000. Individuals/Startups can open personal accounts if you are yet to register your business. Click here to open an account with Sterling bank on the go –https://sterlingonlineaccount.

Or download ‘One Bank’ app and open on it as well.

Must be a player in the Agribusiness value chain

70% Women; 30% Men

Startup businesses/Individuals to access up to N5million

Minimum of 20 farmers per group and maximum of 1,000 farmers for cooperatives & anchor companies.

Registered Anchor Company/cooperatives (Must have been in existence for more than 1 year)

Businesses registered under CAMA (Minimum of at least 6 months from date of incorporation) for SMEs.

Collateral

🔴Individual/Cooperative

Contribution of minimum of 5% of approved amount as Cash Collateral by Farmer and associations.

Off-taker agreement between farmers and off-takers.

Agric Insurance

🔴SMEs

Contribution of minimum of 10% of approved amount as Cash Collateral.

Agric Insurance cover

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🔴Anchor Company

Contribution of minimum of 5% of approved amount as Cash Collateral.

Domiciliation of sales proceed.

Off-taker contracts from buyers

Agric Insurance cover

The platform is yet to be launched, but because you are a part of this group, you will be among the first people to access the facility as well as provide feedback in your experience, please click the link below to sign up.

https://sterling.ng/swayagfin/

If you have any issues or encounter any challenge, please send a mail to Agric&finance@sterling.ng

MY COMMENT

I always believe that if you want to run your farming business on agric loans, you can find a way out. This is why I keep digging everywhere I can to present POSSIBLE AGRIC LOANS. You will need to do your part and follow up doggedly until you get what you want. My best wishes always…

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  1. Will like to commend all you do to foster our farmers in Agribusiness particularly in bringing information about the source of loans for financing their ventures. Well-done.

  2. Good information to those of us that are battling with cash to finance our project. But my concern is that, is it compulsory to have an off takers before one can access funds, in case of Anchor borrowers ,people were supplied with substandard inputs while cash were not given at required period. I believe people should be given cash to purchase their inputs themselves while proper monitoring should be carried out by financing firm.

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