Credit Guarantee Corp Malaysia

Malaysia’s first Islamic portfolio guarantee (PG) scheme

Standard Chartered Saadiq (Saadiq) and Credit Guarantee Corp Malaysia (CGC) have collaborated to launch Malaysia’s first Islamic portfolio guarantee (PG) scheme to provide financing to small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in the country. The term-financing facility, which offers financing from RM100,000 to RM800,000 over a flexible financing tenure of between 12 and 84 months, is expected to benefit about 400 SMEs within the next one year. Up to RM200mil will be offered under the Islamic PG agreement between Saadiq and CGC. Under the agreement, CGC would guarantee 70% of the approved total principal amount undertaken by SMEs and assist to verify the credibility of applicants in consultation with Saadiq. The scheme is expected to have a shorter turnaround time in terms of approval and disbursement to enable SMEs to gain quicker access to financing.

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