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WHAT IS THE CBN HEALTHCARE INTERVENTION FUND?

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Covid-19 and its untold impacts has caused a lot of panic in the business scene all around the world, Nigeria inclusive. Many SMEs are worried about business continuity for their businesses post-Covid. For some other businesses, there are tensions stemming from the present failures the pandemic has introduced. Considering the strategic role MSMEs play in the overall economic growth and stability, there is an imminent need to provide palliatives.

The apex bank of Nigeria (CBN) has swung into action by introducing a special pricing offer on the existing CIFI (Creative Industry Financing Initiative) loans. In addition to this, they are injecting N100bn into the economy that will be disbursed through the Intervention Fund Scheme for Health Sector businesses. The choice of sector for the new intervention is deliberate following the current realities and the need to strengthen the health sector.

Whether you play in the creative space or health sector you can enjoy the special intervention program designed by the CBN to cushion the impacts of Covid-19. Businesses in these sectors will enjoy a first of its kind interest rate of 5% per annum till the 28th of February 2021 after which it reverts to 9% from the 1st of March 2021. Fashion Designers, Movie producers, Software Developers, Healthcare Products Manufacturers, Healthcare Service Providers, Healthcare Value Chain Players, etc. are examples of beneficiaries under this scheme.

     Eligibility Requirements:

  • Applicants must operate a business account with Keystone Bank i.e. any of the Grow Biz, Pink current or corporate account variants for at least 3 months to qualify.
  • Business must be registered as a Sole Proprietorship, Partnership or Limited Liability Company.
  • Business must have an identifiable place of operation verified by an account Officer.
  • Applicants must not have a history of returned cheques or questionable character.
  • Applicants must not have non-performing facilities in any bank.
  • Applicants must provide a 6 months statement of account from Keystone Bank and any other Commercial Bank(s) in Nigeria.
  • Business must have been in operation for at least 1 year, with a steady cash flow. bureaux)
  • All necessary licenses to operate the business must be in place.
  • DSR of obligor shall not exceed 33%, factoring in customer’s cumulative business net turnover in all banks, as well as global loan exposures.




 

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