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Not-for-Profit Organization Ogen to Offer NIS 200,000 Loans to Small Businesses

Not-for-Profit Organization Ogen to Offer NIS 200,000 Loans to Small Businesses

Ogen, which aims to serve as a social bank offering credit line at low interest rates to low-income people, received regulatory approval in September

Elham Nasser Eddin  | 13:04  05.01.2020
The Israeli not-for-profit organization Ogen-Social Loan Fund, which aims to provide low-income people with credit lines at low interest rates, announced last week it has begun offering loans of up to NIS 200,000 (around $57,570) at a 5% fixed interest rate to small and new businesses.

In September, Ogen received regulatory approval for its non-banking low interest credit, which it aims to provide in its self-defined function as Israel’s first social bank. Back then, Ogen stated it had NIS 300 million ($85.55 million) to offer.

Israel’s capital market regulator Moshe Bareket. Photo: Amit Sha Israel’s capital market regulator Moshe Bareket. Photo: Amit Sha'al Israel’s capital market regulator Moshe Bareket. Photo: Amit Sha

In a statement, Ogen said its small business loans require one guarantor and no deposit or financial collateral. The loans are intended for businesses with an annual sales turnover of up to NIS 3 million (approximately $863,545).

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