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BB amends Entrepreneurship Assistance Fund guideline

Girls business owners can effortlessly entitle for the support fund

The Bangladesh Bank on Sunday amended its Entrepreneurship Aid Fund (ESF) tips for food items processing, agriculture and ICT sectors to make it easier for business owners.

In the amended full guideline, the BB has involved a definition for females business owners for the to start with time so that they can get equity assist to run their very own initiatives.

To improve food items processing, agro-dependent, and details and interaction know-how initiatives, the federal government experienced launched a fund named “Equity and Entrepreneurship Fund” in 2000.

In 2018, the fund’s name experienced been altered to “Entrepreneurship Support Fund (ESF),” from which a organization can get a lower-value bank loan at highest 49% of its fairness.


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As for every the BB’s amended guideline for ESF, a food processing and agro-primarily based venture, whose task expenses from Tk80 lakh to Tk5 crores, whilst equipment-dependent jobs value maximum of Tk12 crores, can avail financial loans from the money.

Girls entrepreneurs can avail financial loans from the funds, whose challenge price only Tk5 lakh, as for every the new guideline.

If a project’s 51% share belongs to a ladies entrepreneur and if it is run by a female, the venture will be qualified for availing bank loan from the ESF.

MFIs to get extra cash from Tk3000cr refinance scheme

Microfinance establishments (MFIs) will get a lot more funds from the Tk3,000 crores refinancing scheme to lend marginal businessmen impacted by pandemic.

“The optimum total of financing by a financial institution to a microfinance institution will be 30% of the average mortgage dispersed by the microfinance institutions in the previous 3 years, or 5% of the complete funds of the outlined refinancing plan,” in accordance to the circular issued on Sunday.

MFIs could avail loans up to 2% of the full refinancing funds, according to the preceding round.

On April 20, this calendar year, the Bangladesh Financial institution unveiled the refinance scheme for very low-income gurus, marginal farmers and micro-enterprises to recuperate them from the tough strike by coronavirus pandemic.