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  • Ministry of Finance: Entrepreneurs received 52,244 affordable loans worth UAH 208.7 billion during martial law
    Ministry of Finance of Ukraine, posted 29 April 2024 11:33

    Over the past week, entrepreneurs received 389 concessional loans totalling UAH 1.8 billion from authorised banks under the Government’s Affordable Loans at 5-7-9% programme, including 252 loans from public sector banks totalling UAH 0.6 billion.

    Since the beginning of 2024, entrepreneurs have received 8,102 loans totalling UAH 31.4 billion under the programme, including 5,974 loans worth UAH 16.1 billion from public sector banks.

    During the period of martial law in Ukraine, 52,244 loans worth UAH 208.7 billion were disbursed (including 39,008 loans worth UAH 106.5 billion by public sector banks), of which as of 29 April this year:

    • UAH 17.4 billion – for investment purposes;
    • UAH 59.1 billion – for working capital financing;
    • UAH 37.41 billion – loans to agricultural producers;
    • UAH 13.52 billion – for the processing of agricultural products;
    • UAH 57.41 billion – for anti-war purposes;
    • UAH 10.43 billion – lending in areas of high combat risk.

    A total of 87,066 loan agreements worth UAH 298.3 billion have been signed since the start of the programme, including 59,484 agreements worth UAH 133.1 billion by public sector banks.

    The programme is implemented by the Entrepreneurship Development Fund (EDF), whose sole participant is the Government of Ukraine, represented by the Ministry of Finance, which coordinates all aspects of the Fund’s activities.

    To date, under the Government’s Affordable Loans at 5-7-9% programme the EDF has concluded cooperation agreements with 45 banks. The state continues to make all necessary compensation payments to businesses under the loan agreements concluded within this programme.

    On 27 December last year, in order to expand the opportunities for entrepreneurs to receive state support, the Government amended the Procedures regulating the provision of financial state support under the 5-7-9% programme at the initiative of the Ministry of Finance. First of all, the restrictions on receiving state support for certain categories of enterprises affected by the hostilities have been lifted. In addition, as part of the agreements with the IMF, the amendments provide for the focus of the 5-7-9% programme exclusively on micro, small and medium-sized enterprises.

    To streamline the Government’s Affordable Loans at 5-7-9% and Affordable Financial Leasing at 5-7-9% programmes under martial law, the Government adopted Resolution No. 229 “On amendments to certain resolutions of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine on providing financial state support to business entities” dated 14 March 2023.

    Also at the end of last year, the Affordable Factoring programme was launched, a new financial instrument under the Affordable Loans at 5-7-9% programme to provide micro, small and medium-sized enterprises with working capital.