Low-interest loan scheme for businesses begins today

Wednesday, 01 July 2020 - 9:00

A low-interest loan scheme begins today (01) to help revive the businesses that collapsed due to the coronavirus pandemic.

In this scheme, an 80 per cent bank guarantee for small loans and a 50 pc bank guarantee for big loans will be on offer.

The Central Bank says the interest will be as low as four pc.

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