How to apply for CBN collateral free loan for small businesses

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How to apply for CBN N10,000,000 collateral free loan for small businesses – The Central Bank of Nigeria is giving collateral free loans of up to N10,000,000 (Ten million Naira) to small businesses in a scheme called; Agric-Business/Small and Medium Enterprises Investment Scheme (AGSMEIS) – Apply here!

Introduction 

The Scheme supports governments policy measures for the promotion of agricultural businesses, micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) as vehicles for sustainable economic development and employment generation.

Objectives of the Scheme 

The objectives of the Scheme are to:

  1. Improve access to affordable and sustainable finance by Agri-businesses, Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs)
  2. Create employment opportunities in Nigeria
  3. Boost the managerial capacity of agri-businesses and MSMEs to grow the enterprises into large corporate organizations in line with Federal Governmentss agenda to develop the real sector and promote inclusive growth.
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Activities covered by the Scheme 

  1. Businesses across the agricultural value chain, covering production, inputs

supply, storage, processing, logistics and marketing.

  1. MSMEs in the real sector including manufacturing, mining and petrochemicals.
  2. MSMEs in the service sector including information and communication technology (ICT) and the creative industry.
  3. Other activities as the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) may determine from time to time.

Modalities 

Financing under the Scheme shall be for start-ups, business expansion or revival of ailing companies and must be in compliance with provisions of BOFIA (1991) as amended The terms of the loans shall be as follows:

  1. Loan limit: N10,000,000
  2. Interest: 5% per annum
  3. Tenor: Up to 7 years (depending on the nature/gestation period of the project)
  4. Moratorium: Maximum of 18 months for principal and 6 months on interest.

AGSMEIS LOAN SCHEME THROUGH CBN EDIs Documentation Requirements 

Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises: 

  1. Duly completed application form
  2. Bank Verification Number (BVN)
  3. Certificate of Training from recognized Entrepreneurship Development Institution (EDI) or evidence of membership of organized private sector association. e.g of EDI,Lagos Business School, House of Tara, Fate Foundation, Thrive Agric etc to access the loan
  4. Letter of Introduction from any of the following, Clergy, Village Head, District Head, Traditional Ruler, senior civil servant, etc. (for individuals/micro enterprises only).
  5. Evidence of registration of business name or certificate of incorporation and filing of annual returns (where applicable) in compliance with the provisions of the Companies and Allied Matters Act (1990).
  6. Tax Identification Number (TIN) and current Tax Clearance Certificate (TCC) Where applicable

Application Process 

Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises: 

  1. Enrol with a CBN certified EDI for a one-week training
  2. Eligible applicants shall pick-up and submit a completed application form to the EDIs
  3. The EDI shall collate, appraise and submit applications to CBN.
  4. CBN shall consider the application and invite applicants for interviews
  5. Upon approval, CBN shall approve the loan and disburse to necessary vendors as applicable

I will be posting a comprehensive list of approved CBN Entrepreneurship Development Institution (EDI) across Nigeria, check my next post.

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Rafat Aduke Arotayo
Rafat Aduke Arotayo
7 days ago

I had been trained at CBN-Entrepreneurship Development Center South west, Old LSDPC building along Sango-UI road, Ibadan since April 2017. My Admission number is YSM/52/17/NGB/4658. I have also applied for the loan through the center and I have been called to present my proposal at the CBN Ibadan branch twice last year. Up till this moment, I haven’t heard anythjng from them. Please kindly intervene.

Rafat Aduke Arotayo
Rafat Aduke Arotayo
7 days ago

Accessing the CBN loan

Salami Akorede
Salami Akorede
17 days ago

How can I apply.

Bilal yawale
Bilal yawale
20 days ago

How can I apply

Bilal yawale
Bilal yawale
20 days ago

Hi

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Sadiq Muhammad
Sadiq Muhammad
25 days ago

Yes

Agim John Akwaji
Agim John Akwaji
26 days ago

Pls am a registered farmer and I wish to apply Agricultural loan but I don’t have EDI certification where and how can I register please?

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Mike Mbanefo
Mike Mbanefo
29 days ago

Please I live in Awka Anambra State, and it seems the training is to be at Enugu, must it be for one week?

Ijeoma Pepertua Uche
Ijeoma Pepertua Uche
29 days ago

Please how do I apply for the loan

Mart
Mart
20 days ago

Jus call dis number 08102345675

Prosper Esegbue
Prosper Esegbue
29 days ago

Goodday,
Please am here to verify the training center in Lagos.I could not find an appropriate address.

Rogers Yusinyui
Rogers Yusinyui
1 month ago

Am her sir

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DAUBRY EBIKEME VINCENT
DAUBRY EBIKEME VINCENT
29 days ago

Please how do I get the website to apply?

Andikan
Andikan
19 days ago

How can I get the agricultural loan by federal government the link

effa columbus
16 days ago

please send me the application form so i can apply for this loan

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effa columbus
16 days ago

I don’t know how to apply for this loan as your portal does not open any loan application form. kindly send me an application form

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PAUL ADDRA EFU
PAUL ADDRA EFU
29 days ago

I have applied for Nirsal loan and even received respond through email but till today they didn’t approve my request. Is there hope for me to get the loan?

Isa
Isa
27 days ago
Reply to  PAUL ADDRA EFU

I have done with my online registration since first week of March 2020 but up to now a’m still waiting for interview message. Is there still hope?