Collateral Loans: NBP Starts Helping Farmers Through “EWRF” System – Business & Finance

KARACHI: The National Bank of Pakistan (NBP) has started helping farmers through electronic warehouse receipt financing.

The NBP is now helping farmers get loans through Electronic Warehouse Receipt Financing (EWRF). The simple process will allow farmers to open their accounts, post a guarantee and receive a loan of up to 70% of the price of the guarantee.

The EWRF system aims to make the farmer’s journey easy and profitable, from cultivation to sale. The loan facility can be obtained for a period of up to 6 months by obtaining an electronic warehouse receipt as collateral.

To open an account in the electronic warehouse receipt, farmers can contact the storekeeper of Naymat Collateral Company Management with their CNIC and photo.

After opening the account, farmers can store their products in the relevant warehouse, where after confirming the quality and quantity, the warehouse receipt will be issued. Farmers can use this receipt to get the loan from the bank where the required support will be extended to complete the documentation process to avail the loan facility as needed.

EWRF also helps the applicant to refund the dues when the farmers have a fair price for the crops, thus giving them the advantage of having a return on their crop after paying the warehouse rent and the Naymat guarantee fees.

Copyright Business Recorder, 2022

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