CGCC Provides $181 Million Credit Guarantees to 2,143 Businesses as of March

The Credit Guarantee Corporation of Cambodia (CGCC) has provided credit guarantees of US$181 million as of March this year to 2,143 businesses as their working capital for expansion.

In a factsheet issued on April 11, CGCC said as of March, the outstanding guaranteed loan was US$121.32 million while the outstanding guaranteed amount was $87.63 million.

There are 1,988 micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) and 155 large businesses in Cambodia, the report said, adding that 881 of businesses were women-owned.

The CGCC scheme involves 27 participating financial institutions (PFIs) to extend credit as working capital investment and business expansion to SMEs.

Established in November 2020 with a state budget of $200 million, the CGCC is the preferred credit guarantee institution in Cambodia set up to improve financial inclusion and develop the growth of SMEs.

Smooth loan distribution has boosted entrepreneurship and financial inclusion, said Mey Vann, Secretary of State at the Ministry of Economy and Finance.

“The CGCC has played a key role in serving the needs of SMEs in Cambodia, which are struggling in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic and the inflation crisis, and need credits from banks for their businesses,” he said.

Credit to: Khmer Times, Published on 13 April 2024