Lending Program for Cooperatives
Program Title: Cooperative Lending Program
Program Objective: To help augment income, generate more economic activities and transform people’s lives.
A. Agricultural cooperatives – small farmers, fisherfolk, and poultry/ livestock raisers.
B. Non-farmers/credit cooperatives – market vendors, employees, teachers, rural workers, women, etc. – which meet the following criteria:
- registered with CDA with a minimum of 60 members;
- minimum paid-up share capital of P30,000.00;
- all members should have attended Pre-Membership Education Seminar; o core management team composed of qualified full-time treasurer/cashier and qualified full-time bookkeeper and manager;
- with on-going savings mobilization program resulting to an annual average increase of savings of at least P500.00/member;
- with on-going capital build-up program resulting in annual incremental equity equivalent to P500.00 per member;
- with written policies, systems and procedures on membership management, capital build-up and savings mobilization, credit, accounting and budgeting, written plans and programs;
- with duly installed books of accounts;
- at least break-even in its operations;
- must be conducting periodic performance review operations;
- risk asset ratio of not less than 10%; and
- past due ratio of not more than 25% for bank assisted cooperatives/ newly accessing cooperatives.
- Sub-borrowers – individual households, businesses, and microenterprises.
- Agricultural Production Loan (APL) – provision of short/medium/ long term loans, depending on the gestation period of the crop/ project, for relending to cooperative members engaged in crop production, livestock and poultry raising/breeding, fishery, and aquaculture projects and other agri/aqua-related projects, including cottage industries which utilize excess farm labor.
- Working Capital Loan (WCL) – for funding cooperative activities requiring operating capital for purchase of raw materials, processing and trading of inputs and/or finished products and the operation of fixed assets.
- Rediscounting Loan (RL) – improvement of liquidity and provision of capital requirements of eligible / accredited lending agents for funding relending operations using promissory notes of members of cooperatives.
- Fixed Asset Acquisition (FAL) – purchase of fixed assets to be used in the cooperative’s operation.
- Depends on the project needs or loan ceilings for traditional and high-value crops which should not exceed 80% of the project cost.
- For rediscounting – maximum of 85% of face value of the sub-promissory notes (PNs), except for sub-loans under the Innovative Financing Scheme which have 100% loan value on sub-promissory notes.
Interest Rate: Prevailing rate at the time of availment.
Maturity / Repayment:
- APL/WCL – lump sum depending on crop cycle and/or project cash flow.
- RL – co-terminus with the maturity dates of batch of sub-promissory notes rediscounted but not exceeding one year.
- FAL – equal quarterly, semi-annual or annual amortizations depending on the financial projections and production cycle of the project.
- Deed of Assignment of PCIC insurance/guarantee coverage.
- Deed of Assignment of Produce.
- Deed of Assignment of Sub-borrowers PNs.
b. WCL and FAL
- Real Estate/Chattel Mortgage (REM/CM).
- Mortgage on Objects of Financing.
- Continuing Mortgage on Stocks.
- Deed of Assignment Sub-borrowers’ PNs including its underlying collaterals.
Other acceptable collaterals:
- Guarantee Coverage
- Joint and;
- Several Signatures (JSS)
Program Management Department (PMD)
Phone: (02) 522-0000, (02) 551-2200 locals 2650, 2589
Fax: (02) 528-8541/42/43