Wema Bank said it has made available SME loan products that are collateral free to support businesses.
A statement from the bank explained that businesses in need of working capital finance could get up to N10 million without collateral to meet their short-term business needs.
This facility is available for business owners who are in segments such as trade /general commerce, schools, pharmacies, hospitals, clinics and diagnostic centres.
“Also, in the bank’s quest to enhance reach and accessibility of these facilities, it has made it available to both new and existing customers of the Bank (including those doing business with their personal names),” it added.
According to the bank, the initiative was to mitigate the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on businesses affected by the virus.
“The bank is offering up to N5 million without collateral and up to 12 months repayment period to businesses that are doing trading or general commerce while school owners can get up to N10 million without collateral with also 12 months repayment period.
“Health sector businesses like pharmacies, hospitals, clinics and diagnostic centres can also get up to N5million without collateral with up to 12 months repayment period to meet working capital needs. In an earlier communication, the bank had stressed how critical it is to support.