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Small and Medium Enterprise Financing.
New procedures have been present by CAB to finance small and medium enterprises (SMEs) that would be capable of generating income, but a lack of funds might deter their development and growth. CAB provides the finance needed for the expansion of existing enterprises, financing operating capital, purchase of equipment, fixed assets, and machines which help in increasing the productivity of ventures that seek to expand and have obvious marketing prospects.
The stakeholders who are interested in dealing financially with CAB are:
The financing Features of CAB’s small and medium enterprises are:
Direct Credit facilities:
Direct cash facilities can be used to fund clients to cover their working and investment capital needs for a short, medium or long term period. Determining the appropriate form of finance required depends on the nature of the business and the purpose of the finance:-
Overdraft: the Bank offers an overdraft account up to a certain amount for a certain period, renewable with the consent of the customers and the bank, in which the Client is allowed to draw from the overdraft account after signing the facilities contract, between the bank and the client.
Granting the client an overdraft account, for their businesses which have ongoing cash flows in order to increase the business, industrial, or service in accordance with the limits and specific guarantees agreed between the client and the bank. .The advantages of an Overdraft are that a customer may deposit funds into the account to reduce the balance and the interest incurred on it.
The account should be renewed annually by mutual consent, based on the client’s activity and the account. The interest should be calculated on the basis of the highest daily debit balance and charged on the customer's account on a monthly basis.
Commercial loans to financing the working capital needs:
Revolving loans for financing the need for the working capital (raw materials and operating expenses ( .
Refinancing of payments made under a Letter of Credit:
The bank offers letters of credit to clients in order for them to finance their payments for imported goods. Under letters of credit or bills of collection, payments can be made in installments over a specified period.
Advances and loans for financing of exports:
The Bank offers loans to clients to finance their exports of manufactured goods in Jordan. These loans are usually offset by Import letter of credit from clients and can be given in local or foreign currency as required or instructed by the regulators (the Central Bank).
Assets based finance loans:
Loans are granted to multiple targets in order to develop real estate, commercial and housing projects or to simply purchase land. The usual terms of these loans are for a medium-or long-term period between 3-7 years.
Loans to finance the tenders:
At the request of the borrower, loans are given to contractors or suppliers who are responsible for the construction, maintenance or supply of equipment and services. The borrower must make assignment of proceed to the bank in order to repay the loan with the possibility that proceed can be deducted from the borrower's account based on a certain percentage of each amount.
Loans for the medium and long term:
The bank can provide financing to customers who need the funds for such reasons as cars required for work, equipment and production lines for their factories. These loans hold a maximum term of 7 years with an appropriate grace period.
Indirect facilities such letters of credits and guarantees are implemented with the clients based on the nature of their activity.
Documents required from the applicants of CAB for the SMEs loans:
(1) If the applicant is a company or establishment, the following documents are required:
(2) Whereas, IF the applicant is an individual a valid license for practicing a profession or craft, issued by the Chamber of Commerce and/or the Municipality, with a copy of the applicant’s identity card must be produced.
(3) Both applicants should provide a bank account statement for the last six months.
(4) All Documents should prove the availability of funds for repayment: Financial statements for at least the last two years (audited financial statements, unaudited budget, sales tax report, and the enterprise books for review).
Applicants must provide one of the following collaterals which are accepted by CAB such as:
- Negotiable security
- Personal or corporate guarantees accepted by CAB
All these guarantees are subject to the terms and conditions of CAB.
- Account managers in the SMEs Department are prepared to come to a clients place of work to help organize the papers and statements required by the Managers of Credit Relations.