A reliable partner for your business.

The loan is provided to legal entities and individual entrepreneurs engaged in business or agriculture in RA.

Current terms are effective as of July 10, 2020, based on FINCA UCO CJSC Management Board resolution 68/2020, 09.07.2020

MAIN TERMS AND CONDITIONS
Currency USD1
Loan amount 20,001 – 50,000 50,001 – 150,000
Loan maturity 1–842 months
Annual interest rate3 15% – 18% 14% – 16%
Annual percentage rate3 18.5% – 36.9% 17.4% – 34.2%
Service fee [monthly]4 0.1%
Disbursement fee [one off]4 1.5%, maximum AMD 450,000
Disbursement method Cash, non cash
Loan purpose Financing operational and capital expenses, other business and agricultural purposes
CUSTOMER REQUIREMENTS
  • Legal entities and sole entrepreneurs registered in RA and engaged in business.
  • Age: 21+; the sum of the client’s age at the time of applying and the expected loan period should not exceed 70 years.
  • Residence and at least 3 months of continuous business activity within FINCA’s service area.
  • Compliance with FINCA’s social and environmental requirements.
  • Borrowers should act on their behalf and for their benefit; taking a loan on behalf of a third person is prohibited.
MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS5 FOR LOAN SECURITY
USD 20,001 – 50,000 USD 50,001 – 150,000
3–36 months One guarantor6, real estate and/or vehicle collateral of at least 50% of the loan amount7 One guarantor6, real estate and/or vehicle collateral of at least 70% of the loan amount7
37–84 months One guarantor6, real estate and/or vehicle collateral of at least 70% of the loan amount7 One guarantor6, real estate and/or vehicle collateral of at least 100% of the loan amount
LOAN REPAYMENT
  • The loan is repaid in equal monthly repayments consisting of the principal, interest and service fee.
  • Up to 9 months of grace period8 is available.For loans of agricultural purposes, the credit committee can define other grace period terms.
  • A flexible repayment schedule9 is allowed.
OTHER TERMS AND CONDITIONS
Disbursement in tranches Up to 5 tranches
Parallel loans Up to 5 parallel Business Partner loans with up to USD 150,000 total amount
NOTES
  1. Foreign currency exchange rate variations may have an impact on loan repayment amounts.
  2. The loan is provided for 1–36 months only for the acquisition of working capital, for 37–60 months for the acquisition of working capital and fixed assets, for 61–84 months for the acquisition and renovation of fixed assets unless the credit committee decides otherwise.
  3. The loan interest is calculated with respect to the outstanding amount, based on the annual interest rate. Whereas, the annual percentage rate (APR) shows the cost of the loan if the interest and all other required fees are duly paid according to the repayment schedule. The APR calculation is described in the Annual Percentage Rate section of this page.
  4. Calculated with respect to the principal.
  5. The credit committee can require additional loan security: guarantee or collateral.
  6. For individuals, guarantors can be internal — family members, or external — other people. In case there are only external guarantors, a member of the borrower’s family — if the borrower is married, then their spouse — should be registered as an affiliated person. Financial guarantors should have a stable income or liquid assets (real estate, a vehicle or agricultural machinery with state registration) comparable to the loan amount. In case of legal entities guarantee of shareholders is required.
  7. The insurance of collateral is not mandatory but may be required per credit committee’s decision.
  8. Grace period — a period, during which no principal repayments are made.
  9. Flexible repayment schedule — a schedule that allows varying amounts of principal payment each month.
  10. The Business Partner loan can be provided with terms different from those presented above (interest rate, loan security, period etc.) only per the highest level credit committee’s decision.
REQUIRED DOCUMENTS (to be submitted in person)

Individuals

  • ID cards of the borrower and the guarantors or their passports and social security cards
  • If the borrower is a sole entrepreneur, a Certificate of State Registration is also required
  • Other documents upon request

Legal entities

  • Certificate of State Registration, director insert
  • ID cards of the director, shareholders and guarantors or their passports and social security cards
  • Other documents upon request
FACTORS INFLUENCING THE LOAN DECISION

Positive factors

  • Sufficient level of creditworthiness
  • Good credit history
  • Loan security

Negative factors

  • Insufficient level of creditworthiness
  • Bad credit history
  • Lack of loan security
  • Non-compliance with the set customer requirements
  • Other credit risks
TIMING
Loan application decision Up to 3 business days
Provision of a written or verbal notification on the decision Up to 1 business day
Loan disbursement Up to 9 business days after the submission of the application
OTHER NOTES
  • The borrower can apply for the loan in all FINCA branches.
  • Before signing the contract you will receive an individual sheet which will show your individual loan terms.
EARLY REPAYMENT
  • The borrower can repay the loan earlier than stipulated by the payment schedule without incurring penalties. Upon early repayment, together with the reduction of the principal, the borrower’s total credit expenses (interest, other fees) are reduced proportionally, except for the cases when the payer submits a different written order. Penalties and other fees incurred as a result of failure to properly fulfill obligations stipulated by the RA legislation and the loan contract, as well as the fees defined by the Article 15 of the RA Law on Consumer Credit are not reduced. Upon full early repayment of the loan, the borrower pays the service fees and other charges, interest and principal amounts calculated as of the payment date.
  • Payments for future months can be made in advance by submitting a written order. Repayments for each upcoming month are made in the following order: 1) service fees and other charges, 2) interest, 3) principal.
WARNINGS AND PENALTIES
  • In case the borrower breaches the contractual obligations, FINCA may change the interest rate of the loan following the order provided by the contract and the terms constituting an integral part of the contract.
  • In case of failure to fulfill the contractual obligations according to the payment schedule, the borrower is obligated to pay a PENALTY for each overdue day in the amount of: 1) 0.13% of the overdue principal, 2) 0.13% of the overdue interest.
  • If the borrower fails to repay the principal on time, application of the contractual interest rate towards the overdue amount is terminated and a 24% annual interest rate is applied from the day of breaching the schedule till the loan repayment date. If the amount paid is not sufficient to cover all overdue obligations, the creditor’s expenses incurred in efforts to receive the due payments from the borrower are paid first, followed by the service fees, penalties, interest and principal. This order may change per the creditor’s decision based on the borrower’s written request.
  • In case of failing to fulfill your loan obligations, this information is sent to the credit bureau where your credit history is formed. Bad credit history can prevent you from receiving a new loan in the future.
  • In case of not fulfilling your loan obligations on time, your property may be confiscated in accordance with the law.
  • If the collateral is insufficient to cover loan obligations when repaying them at the expense of the collateral, payments are made at the expense of your other property.
The annual percentage rate calculation is based on the following formula:
where
A – the initial loan amount
n – the sequence number of the installment for loan repayment
N – the sequence number of the last installment for loan repayment
Kn – the amount of the nth installment for loan repayment
Dn – the number of days between the loan disbursement date and the date of the nth installment for loan repayment
i – the annual percentage rate
CALCULATION EXAMPLE
Loan amount AMD 70,000
Loan maturity 60 months
Annual interest rate 14%
Service fee 0.1%
Disbursement fee 1.5%
Loan repayment Equal monthly repayments
Provision of a certificate on limitations with respect to vehicle alienation AMD 3,000
Registration of pledge rights with respect to vehicles AMD 2,000
Disbursement day 20 February 2020
First repayment date 20 March 2020
Annual percentage rate 17.9%
  • In the cases and according to the order provided by the contract and the terms constituting an integral part of the contract, FINCA has a right to unilaterally change the interest rate of the loan by up to +5 percentage points but not more than twice the bank reference rate set by the Central Bank of Armenia. The borrower should be notified about the change 7 business days prior to its entry into force.
  • Loan statements provided on the spot; other information is provided within 10 business days upon request. Provision of statements and other information is free of charge.
  • You can communicate with FINCA by using the channel of your preference: either postal services or electronic communication. It is more convenient to obtain information electronically as it is free of the risk of losing information on paper.
  • To compare the loan types offered to individuals and to choose the most suitable option, you can visit the electronic platform Your Financial Directory at www.fininfo.am.
  • When pledging property as collateral for a loan, a need to use third party services arises. The prices of those services and the respective service providers are presented below:
Service STATE AGENCY OR COOPERATING ORGANIZATION PROVIDING THE SERVICES SERVICE FEE
Ratification of the pledge agreement Notary Offices of the RA AMD 3,000 – 20,000
Registration of pledge rights with respect to real estate Cadastre Committee of the RA AMD 3,000 – 30,000
Provision of a unified certificate on the real estate unit Cadastre Committee of the RA AMD 500 – 10 000
Registration of pledge rights with respect to agricultural machinery The Ministry of Justice of the RA AMD 2,000
Registration of pledge rights with respect to vehicles Records and Examinations Divisions of the Road Police Service of the RA Police AMD 2,000
Provision of a certificate on limitations with respect to vehicle alienation Records and Examinations Divisions of the Road Police Service of the RA Police AMD 3,000
Bank transfer (transfer of service fees) RA banks AMD 300 per transfer
Independent appraisal of real estate pledged as collateral Cost Consult LLC
Oliver Group LLC
A.G. Borsa LLC
VM RP LLC
Gardi LLC
Finlaw LLC
Depending on the type and size of the property, minimum AMD 5,000
 
 

NOTE:

  • FINCA UCO is regulated by the Central Bank of Armenia.
  • To search and compare the services offered by financial institutions of the RA, you can visit the Fininfo electronic platform.