Agricultural loan – Collateral free

Accelerate Your Agricultural Success

FINCA’s agricultural loans are for individuals who do not have collateral, but need funds to develop their farms.

Loan Repayments Designed for You

Two or three annual installments that align with your farming seasons.

  • Individual Approach and Flexibility: With a 9 month grace period transform your farm with a cost-effective solution for your agricultural needs.

  • Extensive Loan Maximums: Unleash the potential of your farm with opportunities of up to AMD 5,000,000 or $10,000.

  • Trustworthy Financing: Experience the freedom of borrowing without collateral, annual interest rates, disbursement fees, and the flexibility of early repayment with zero penalties.

  • Speed and Simplicity: We make borrowing easy and efficient with minimal documentation.

  • Transparency and Simple Lending: Unlock up to AMD 1,000,000 with No Guarantor Needed.

  • Hassle-Free Process: No Registration Hassles – Get your loan without the complications of a business registration certificate.

  • Accessibility: We bring Armenia together – 30 branches creating access for all communities.

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* The following calculation is informative and may change slightly.

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About the Loan

Main terms and conditions
Loan currencyAMDUSD
ProgramFinancing fixed and working capital for business
Loan amount300 001 – 5 000 000650 – 10 000
Loan maturity12–24 months25–48 months12–24 months25–48 months
Loan annual interest rate10%
Loan annual percentage rate122,79% – 38,04%21,59% – 23,20%23,09% – 31,38%28,18% – 35,01%
Loan service fee [monthly]21,55%1,70%1,30%1,45%
Loan disbursement fee [one off]20%
Loan disbursement methodnon cash
Requirements for the borrower/co-borrower(s)[t5[

1. Registered in the Republic of Armenia, an individual engaged in agriculture.
2. Age 21 and over for A/D. In addition, the sum of the age at the time of application and the expected term of the loan should not exceed 70 during the entire term of the loan (unless otherwise required by the Credit Committee). This requirement also applies to guarantors.
3. Debt service ratio: minimum 1.5 (unless otherwise specified by the Credit Committee).
4. Capital adequacy ratio: minimum: 0.4 (unless otherwise specified by the Credit Committee).
5. Residence and at least 3 months of continuous business activity within FINCA’s service area.
6. Compliance with FINCA’s social and environmental requirements.
7. Borrowers should act on their behalf and for their benefit; taking a loan on behalf of a third person is prohibited.
8. The loan can be provided to more than one borrower (co-borrower), in which case the requirements set for the borrower are also extended to the co-borrower.

Minimum requirements for securing a credit4

Credit rating

A stable source of income

Up to 1,000,000 AMD and 2,000 USD

1 000 001 – 2 500 000 dram RA and 2 001 – 5 000 US dollar

2 500 001 – 5 000 000 dram RA and 5 001 – 10 000 US dollar

Not required6

One guarantor6

Two guarantors6

The credit committee may make other collateral requirements.

Loan repayment
  • The loan is repaid in equal monthly installments consisting of principal amount, interest (if any) and service fee.
  • A grace period of up to 9 months is available every 12 months7. The number of consecutive preferential repayments should not
    exceed 9 throughout the term of the loan. In the case of loans in the amount of 1,000,001 – 5,000,000 AMD or 2,001 – 10,000 US dollars, it is possible to take advantage of a grace period with zero payments, when repayments (preferential or non-preferential) can be made every 6 or 4 months. Moreover, it is necessary to make at least one principal payment within the first 12 months.
  • A flexible repayment schedule8 is allowed.
Other terms and conditions

Loan disbursement in tranches

Up to 2 tranches

Parallel loans

AMD 5,000,000 or the equivalent in US dollars (the maximum amount of the total liability for business loans: the number is not limited)

Notes
  • Changes in the exchange rate of foreign currency may affect the repayment of the loan.
  • Depending on the repayment schedule, the loan term can be extended to a maximum of 45 days.
  • Calculated according to the agreed amount.
  • The actual annual interest rate shows how much the loan will cost if interest and all other mandatory payments related to the loan are paid in accordance with the established procedure. The procedure for calculating the actual annual interest rate is given below. It is determined based on the assessment of the client’s creditworthiness.
  • The loan amount is transferred to the client’s account.
  • If there is only an external guarantor, a family member of the borrower, if he is married, a spouse, is registered as an affiliated person.
  • Grace period: the period during which no interest on the loan (other payments) and the principal amount of the loan are paid or only interest is paid (other payments). Preferential repayment: repayment consisting only of interest and service charges (if applicable).
  • Flexible repayment schedule is a schedule in which the amount of the principal payment can change every month.
  • Tranche: a general loan is approved by signing a single loan agreement, but the disbursement is partial, after fulfilling the pre-approved conditions for each tranche. One or both of the tranches can be provided in the form of a new loan at FINCA’s current rates. In case of approval of a loan in installments, the collateral contract can be signed for the entire amount of the loan, or for each tranche separately. Maximum disbursement period between the first and last tranche: 6 months.
Required Documents (To Be Submitted In Person)

Individual entrepreneur

  • ID cards of the borrower and the guarantors or their passports and social security cards
  • Certificate of State Registration
  • Other documents upon request

Additional

  • Documents confirming the client’s income, Other documents upon request (including based on the “Know Your Customer” principle).
  • Documents are submitted in paper form at the time of submitting an application for a loan or within three days after that.
Factors Influencing The Loan Decision

Positive factors

  • Sufficient level of creditworthiness
  • Good credit history
    Availability of stable income

Negative factors

  • Insufficient level of creditworthiness
  • Bad credit history
  • Lack of loan
  • Non-compliance with the set customer requirements
  • Provision of false or untrustworthy information
  • Other credit risks
  • Non-compliance with the requirements presented to the borrower
Timing

Loan application decision

Up to 4 business days

Written or oral notification of the positive decision to the applicant

Up to 1 business day

Written (paper or electronic) and verbal notification to the applicant about the negative decision

Up to 2 business day

Loan disbursement

Up to 20 business days after the submission of the application

Term of validity of credit committee’s decision

Up to 15 business day

Other Notes
  • The borrower can apply for the loan in all FINCA branches.
  • Before signing the contract you will receive an individual sheet which will show your individual loan terms.
Early Repayment
  • The borrower can repay the loan earlier than stipulated by the payment schedule without incurring penalties. Upon early repayment, together with the reduction of the principal, the borrower’s total credit expenses (interest, other fees) are reduced proportionally, except for the cases when the payer submits a different written order. Penalties and other fees incurred as a result of failure to properly fulfill obligations stipulated by the RA legislation and the loan contract, as well as the fees defined by the Article 15 of the RA Law on Consumer Credit are not reduced. Upon full early repayment of the loan, the borrower pays the service fees and other charges, interest and principal amounts calculated as of the payment date.
  • Payments for future months can be made in advance by submitting a written order. Repayments for each upcoming month are made in the following order: 1) service fees and other charges, 2) interest, 3) principal.
Warnings And Penalties
  • In case the borrower breaches the contractual obligations, FINCA may change the interest rate of the loan following the order provided by the contract and the terms constituting an integral part of the contract.
  • In case of failure to fulfill the contractual obligations according to the payment schedule, the borrower is obligated to pay a PENALTY for each overdue day in the amount of: 1) 0.13% of the overdue principal, 2) 0.13% of the overdue interest.
  • If the borrower fails to repay the principal on time, application of the contractual interest rate towards the overdue amount is terminated and a 24% annual interest rate is applied from the day of breaching the schedule till the loan repayment date. If the amount paid is not sufficient to cover all overdue obligations, the creditor’s expenses incurred in efforts to receive the due payments from the borrower are paid first, followed by the service fees, penalties, interest and principal. This order may change per the creditor’s decision based on the borrower’s written request.
  • In case of failing to fulfill your loan obligations, this information is sent to the credit bureau where your credit history is formed. Bad credit history can prevent you from receiving a new loan in the future.
  • In case of not fulfilling your loan obligations on time, your property may be confiscated in accordance with the law.
  • If the collateral is insufficient to cover loan obligations when repaying them at the expense of the collateral, payments are made at the expense of your other property.

The annual percentage rate calculation is based on the following formula:

where
A – the initial loan amount
n – the sequence number of the installment for loan repayment
N – the sequence number of the last installment for loan repayment
Kn – the amount of the nth installment for loan repayment
Dn – the number of days between the loan disbursement date and the date of the nth installment for loan repayment
i – the annual percentage rate

Calculation Example

Loan amount

AMD 5,000,000

Loan maturity

48 months

Loan annual interest rate

2%

Loan Repayment

42 months equal monthly repayments 6 months grace period

Loan disbursement day

01 June 2022

Loan first repayment date

June 1, 2022

Loan annual percentage rate

34.61%

  • In the cases and according to the order provided by the contract and the terms constituting an integral part of the contract, FINCA has a right to unilaterally change the interest rate of the loan by up to +5 percentage points but not more than twice the bank reference rate set by the Central Bank of Armenia. The borrower should be notified about the change 7 business days prior to its entry into force.
  • Loan statements provided on the spot; other information is provided within 10 business days upon request. Provision of statements and other information is free of charge.
  • You can communicate with FINCA by using the channel of your preference: either postal services or electronic communication. It is more convenient to obtain information electronically as it is free of the risk of losing information on paper.
  • To compare the loan types offered to individuals and to choose the most suitable option, you can visit the electronic platform Your Financial Directory at www.fininfo.am.
  • When pledging property as collateral for a loan, a need to use third party services arises. The prices of those services and the respective service providers are presented below.
ServiceState Agency Or Cooperating Organization Providing The ServicesService Fee

Ratification of the pledge agreement

Notary Offices of the RA

AMD 3,000 – 20,000

Registration of pledge rights with respect to real estate

Cadastre Committee of the RA

AMD 3,000 – 30,000

Provision of a unified certificate on the real estate unit

Cadastre Committee of the RA

AMD 500 – 10 000

Registration of pledge rights with respect to agricultural machinery

The Ministry of Justice of the RA

AMD 2,000

Registration of pledge rights with respect to vehicles

Records and Examinations Divisions of the Road Police Service of the RA Police

AMD 2,000

Provision of a certificate on limitations with respect to vehicle alienation

Records and Examinations Divisions of the Road Police Service of the RA Police

AMD 3,000

Bank transfer (transfer of service fees)

RA banks

AMD 300 per transfer

Independent appraisal of real estate pledged as collateral

Cost Consult LLC
Oliver Group LLC
A.G. Borsa LLC
VM RP LLC
Gardi LLC
Finlaw LLC

Depending on the type and size of the property, minimum AMD 5,000

The terms and conditions are valid from June 29, 2022, according to the decision No. 74/2022 dated June 29, 2022 of the Board of “FINKA” UVC CJSC.

Customer Success

“For many years, I had the desire and plan to engage in agriculture. More specifically, I aimed to establish greenhouses. However, this endeavor posed a significant financial commitment. I explored various loan options in banks, most of which required proof of income or collateral.I then came across an offer from FINCA an agricultural loan without the need for collateral, offering a flexible repayment schedule and fast approval process. Opting for this type of loan turned out to be a remarkable success. It finally enabled me to initiate the activity I had longed to pursue – my favorite occupation. I’m confident that this venture will enhance my family’s quality of life.” – Qanaqara

Frequently Asked Questions

The required documents include a Passport, Proof document of employment and/or other income

Yes, you can. It is enough to be an individual entrepreneur or an individual engaged in agriculture registered in RA

The total process can take a 4 business days

Yes, you can pay off your loan early without penalty

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