The UAE SMEs to get boosted with the funding assistance from partnership from Emirates Development Bank as well as Commercial Bank of Dubai

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  • The alliance or the stage had been initiated for offering credit guarantees as well as co-lending schemes for the start-ups or SMEs within significant priority arenas.
  • Both the UAEs decisive premier Banking institutions Emirates Development Bank (EDB) alongside the Commercial Bank of Dubai have signed an agreement for offering up credit guarantees as well as co-lending set-ups for boosting up the small and medium-sized enterprises in priority sectors in the UAE.
  • EDB was initiated in 2011 post a merger between the Emirates Industrial Bank and the Real Estate bank. Its core intentions is to deliver Dh30 billion ($8.17bn) in financing over the forthcoming five years to provision the UAE’s endeavours to more than double the size of its trade sector by 2031.
  • It will offer funding for the industries like that of healthcare, infrastructure, food security and technology and aid for building 25,000 jobs.
  • As part of the agreement, EDB will deliver a credit guarantee or co-lending schemes to CBD’s SME clients within certain sectors. It permits CBD to offer financing of up to Dh10 million to an SME, with 50 percent of this either guaranteed or co-lent by EDB, a declaration from the lender stated.

The Chief Executive of EDB, Ahmed Mohamed Al Naqbi, stated out that; “Through our combined efforts, we look forward to extending easier access to financial sources, strengthening the SME ecosystem and supporting the UAE’s goals to build a robust, knowledge-based economy.”

The chief executive of CBD, Bernd van Linder also stated that; “Our agreement with the EDB is a perfect example of public and private sectors partnering to support SMEs – a vital contributor to the economy of the UAE.”

CBD will offer SMEs with a digital business account, which can be accessed digitally and in real time. The lender will also have proposal for a range of loans, together with trade and working capital finance, loans against point of sale as well as asset-backed lending, the statement added. The agenda also purposes to offer financing facilities of up to Dh1m to Emirati entrepreneurs, whereby 60 percent will be guaranteed or co-lent by EDB, the lender stated.


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