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Renewable Energy Loans

For businesses with AMD 750M-2B annual turnover

If you work in energy sector, in the person of Ameriabank you will find a reliable partner for implementation of your projects and business vision.

Want to become a renewable energy champion in Armenia? Our financing option is what you need in your bold endeavors.

  • Financing available lump-sum or installment by installment to suit your needs
  • Up to 3-year grace period, during which only interest is payable

Available in Armenian drams, US dollars, euros

Currency

Up to USD 10,000,000

equivalent in AMD or other currency

Up to 15 years

repayment period

 

1. LOANS (A.4.1, A.4.2)

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Terms and conditions

Renewable energy loans (A.4)

 

If financed under GAF Renewable Energy Program

(positive financial and technical conclusion of project consultant is required)

 

Eligible projects

Construction or renovation of solar, hydro and wind power plants for industrial or business’s own purposes, subject to availability of all approvals and permits required under applicable law for such business

1

Loan amount

AMD or other currency equivalent of up to USD 10,000,000

 

Loans provided in AMD only

2

Loan term

A.4.1 – max 15 years

A.4.2 – max 8 years

Up to 12 years

3

Grace period (for principal):

Up to 3 years

Up to 2 years

 

 

AMD 

USD 

EUR

Starting from 9.5%

 

Annual interest rate A.4.1

Floating

Fixed

Floating

Fixed

Floating

Fixed

4

Starting from 10.5%[i]

Starting from 11.9%

Starting from 7.9%i

Starting from 9.0%

Starting from 6.3%i

Starting from 8.0%

Description of floating component

4.4% fixed component + variable component (yield-before-maturity of 6-month government bonds of Armenia)

 

5.6% fixed component + variable component (ICE LIBOR USD 6 Month)

 

6.3% fixed component + variable component (ICE LIBOR EUR 6 Month – only where positive)

 

 

Annual interest rate[ii] A.4.2

AMD 

USD 

EUR

 

 

 

Floating

Fixed

Floating

Fixed

Floating

Fixed

 

 

 

Starting from 11.5%i

Starting from 12.9%

Starting from 8.9%i

Starting from 9.9%

Starting from 7.3%i

Starting from 9.0%

 

 

Description of floating component

5.4% fixed component + variable component (yield-before-maturity of 6-month government bonds of Armenia)

 

6.6% fixed component + variable component (ICE LIBOR USD 6 Month)

 

7.3% fixed component + variable component (ICE LIBOR EUR 6 Month – only where positive)

 

 

5

Loan disbursement fee (chargeable lump-sum at the time of disbursement ) The bank can define a schedule for payment of the loan disbursement fee, in which case any fee outstanding at the time of the loan prepayment (before the due date) will be payable together with prepaid loan amount or in whatever other manner the bank may decide.

Loans with less than 1-year term: 0-0.5% of contractual loan amount
1-2 years: 0-0.7% of contractual loan amount
More than 2 years: 0-1.5% of contractual loan amount

Loans secured by cash: 0%

Up to 1.5%

6

Late payment fee[iii]

Fine in the amount of 0.13% of overdue loan/interest for each day beyond terms

8

Loan repayment

As per schedule or at the end of term (monthly, quarterly, semi-annually or otherwise as defined under loan agreement)

9

Early repayment (prepayment)[iv]

Early repayment fee in the amount of up to 6-month interest on repaid sums where envisaged under loan agreement

10

Loan security

Cash, T-bills, standard gold bars, bonds issued by Ameriabank

 

Property and equipment, guarantees and warranties, other securities

Cash flows, working assets or mixed collateral

Personal guarantees of founders/ultimate beneficiaries of business as additional security

11

Loan-to-value (LTV) ratio[v]

Max 100%, if the currency of loan is the same as that of collateral or, if different, it is included in SDR basket, and max 95%, if the currency of loan is different from that of collateral, except for currencies included in SDR basket

 

a) Up to 80% of appraised value of collateral (in case of real estate) for loans with up to 96-month term; 90% if the debt service coverage ratio of the borrower is 1.5 or higher; up to 70% if the loan term exceeds 96 months


b) Up to 50 % of appraised value of collateral in case of movable property; 60% if the debt service coverage ratio of the borrower is 1.5 or higher and the loan term does not exceed 96 months up to 80% for the movable property which is going to be purchased or has been purchased during the last six months, starting from the loan application submission date, where the loan term does not exceed 96 months


c) Up to 30 % of appraised value of collateral in case of inventories (finished goods, raw materials, etc.). Note that the share of this kind of collateral cannot exceed 40% of total pledge.


d) max 50% of average monthly bank account turnover for the most recent period from 6 (min) to 12 (max) months, for cash flows


e) for shares:
- up to 80% of appraised value of collateral in case of running business
- up to 60% of appraised value of collateral in case of business not yet running (project-based loansiv)

12

Insurance of the collateral

To the extent of outstanding loan, on annual basis

13

Application handling and notification period

Up to 15 business days following receipt of complete set of documents

 

Depending on the case, these terms may be extended for an additional period of not more than 10 business days.

 

14

Validity period (period during which loan approval is effective)

- 45 days, unless otherwise specified by the authorized body’s decision

15

Loan re-approval

Upon expiry of validity period but not later than within 60 days after initial loan approval date

16

Account with Ameriabank CJSC

Required

17

Loan modification application fee[vii]

AMD 500,000

18

Other terms

 

 

60% of energy audit fee under the financing program is payable by the borrower.

 

                           

[i] Max term for loans at fixed rates in AMD is 5 years, max term for loans in USD and EUR is 10 years.

[ii]The floating rate specified in clause 4 above can differ from the current one depending on revisions of the variable component.

[iii] The interest rate specified in the loan agreement will continue to be applied to overdue loans.

[iv]Whenever applied, the maximum annual rate and/or aggregate amount of fines and/or penalties under the agreement will be within the limits defined under the laws and regulations of the Republic of Armenia.

[v]Where the guarantee is the main security and there are pledged items as well, loan-to-value ratio is not applicable. This being the case, the nature of security (main or additional) is defined in loan conclusion and approved by the authorized body.

[vi] Where the project loans are concerned, if the project owner/contractor has implemented similar projects earlier, the LTV ratio is up to 80 percent of the appraised value of the collateral.

[vii] Loan modification fee will be payable by the client in case the application for revision of terms was submitted by the client at their initiative and approved by the bank. The fee is paid based on analysis and conclusion prepared by relevant department of the bank on the basis of the client’s application. In other cases of modification of the loan terms, charging of the fee will be subject to the decision of the Large Credit Committee.

 

Collateral Appraisal 

Fixed assets should be appraised by an independent company cooperating with the bank, subject to the company’s tariffs. Appraisal costs will be borne by the borrower. Appraisal costs vary within AMD 13,000-30,000 depending on the property type. Appraisal fee for the large property will be quoted on a case-by-case basis (negotiable).


Collateral Registration

All collateral registration costs (notarization, registration at the relevant branch of State Committee of the Real Estate Cadaster) will be borne by the borrower.


Such fees include:

  • Legal (notary) fee: AMD 14,000-16,000 (lump sum), if the loan is secured by a vehicle
  • Legal (notary) fee: AMD 13,000-20,000 (lump sum), if the loan is secured by real estate
  • Fee for statement from the cadaster on the real estate encumbrance: AMD 10,000
  • Security interest filing fee (for real estate): AMD 26,000
  • Armenian Police fee (lien and security interest in movable property): AMD 5,000 (lump sum)

 

Collateral insurance 

To the extent of the principal/outstanding loan, on annual basis. The collateral shall be insured by independent insurance companies cooperating with the bank. The following items are subject to insurance: real estate, except for land, movable property, inventories, such as finished goods, raw materials, etc. (upon request). Insurance costs shall be defrayed by the borrower.


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Last updated on 29.09.2021, 11:49