People’s Bank slashes Aswenna loan interest to single digit | Daily News


People’s Bank slashes Aswenna loan interest to single digit

People’s Bank has reduced the interest rate of the Aswenna loan scheme, a unique product that is aimed at creating a self sufficient nation, with immediate effect.

As a result, the Aswenna loan scheme interest rate has dropped from 13% to 9.5%. Accordingly, the 13% interest rate applicable to Aswenna loans of up to Rs. 1 million for a duration of 3 years has now been reduced to 9.50%.

In parallel with the Government’s efforts to create a self-sufficient nation, People’s Bank introduced the Aswenna Loan Scheme to benefit small and medium-scale agriculture, fisheries, other crops and animal husbandry.

The Bank is providing these financial benefits for the purchasing of paddy fields, purchasing of seeds and raw material for agriculture, purchasing of land and machinery, development of underlying infrastructure, purchasing of boats for fisheries, animal husbandry and other agro-based initiatives.

Further information can be obtained from the nearest People’s Bank manager or managerress.

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