Who can Bank of Industry Assist?
- Small, medium and large enterprises, excluding cottage industries.
- New or existing companies, seeking expansion, modernization or diversification.
- Credit worthy promoters who will be required to prove their commitment to the project by contributing at least 25% of the project cost excluding land.
- Borrowers whose management capability, financial situation (including availability of collateral and guarantee), character and reputation are incontrovertible.
- Clients with demonstrable ability to meet loan repayments.
- Borrowers with no record of unpaid loans to erstwhile development finance institutions and other banks.
The bank’s emphasis is on prudent project selection and management; accordingly, it supports quality projects with potential developmental impact. BoI therefore, considers industries that meet the following criteria:
- Capacity to substantially add to industrial output.
- Projects that use largely domestic raw materials.
- Industry in which Nigeria’s comparative advantages could be converted to competitive ones.
- Ability to promote the expansion of exports through the production of high quality products that are attractive to domestic and export markets.
- Niche projects that produce for worldwide consumption.
- Projects that create both forward and backwards linkages, with the rest of the domestic or regional economy.
- Ventures that promote inter-state or regional integration.
- Small and medium enterprises (SMEs) that have linkage with large firms, belong to clusters and operate under franchise.
- Enterprises with high employment generation capacity.
- The project must be technically feasible, commercially viable and economically desirable.
- Projects that are environmentally friendly.
- Enterprises that have good management set-up and proper accounting procedures.
- Enterprises promoted by women entrepreneurs.
The following industrial sub-sectors are also accorded priority in the project selection:
- Agro-industries, textile and leather
- Polymer–based industries
- Solid minerals
- Information communication technology (ICT) services
To access these loans, the business needs to meet certain criteria.
- Formal letter of Application
- Photocopy of Certificate of Registration or Incorporation
- of the Certified True Copies of Forms C02 and C07
- A photocopy of the Certified True Copy of Memorandum and Articles of Association of the Company.
- Feasibility Study Report (4 copies)
- Quotations for items of equipment (at least 2 or 3 quotations from different sources), where applicable.
- Three (3) years most recent Audited Accounts of the company (for existing company).
- Organizational Structure and Management of the company.
- Declaration of total outstanding liabilities of the company.
- Statement of Account for the past six months from the company’s bankers
- Acceptable Securities shall include a charge/security interest over all of applicant’s assets, copyrights, rights etc. and on the equipment/ assets financed and/or the under-listed securities among others:
- Registered Intellectual Property/Proprietary Assets. Assignments of all agreements and Intellectual Property Rights (IPRs) to BOI. The Bank would have right in the negotiation of valuation of IPRs
- Joint and Several Guarantees of the Directors of applicant Company with Notarized Statement of Net worth.
- Provision of Guarantee cover issued by any financial institution acceptable to the bank.
- Insurance cover from any acceptable/reputable insurance company for short term lending of not more than one year.
- Marketable financial instruments.
- Assignment of receivables/lien on proceeds/deposits and the right of set-off.
- First hypothecation charge on all the tangible moveable assets under the project.
- Ordinary producers would be required to bring in at least 25 per cent of the project cost as promoters’ contribution.
- Producers would be required to tie up the advances from the Distributors to cover 35 per cent to 40 per cent of the budget.
- A Trust and Retention Account (TRA) may be maintained for all capital as well as revenue inflows and outflows. Thus receivables on sale of all IPRs would be credited to TRA. The modalities of TRA would be worked out oncase-by-case basis to the satisfaction of the Bank, which will have first charge on the TRA.
- Any other security that may be acceptable to the bank.
- Three (3) years most recent Tax Clearance Certificate for the Company and two (2) Directors.
- Eight recent Passport photographs of each of the two Directors and the Company Secretary.
- Completed copy of Bank of Industry Questionnaire.
SECTION B – LIST OF INFORMATION EXPECTED IN THE BUSINESS PLAN
- Information on the company’s activities since incorporation.
- Biographies of shareholders of the company and their percentage shareholding.
- Projects concept, the need for the project and detail project description
- Details of the pre and post production cost as well as the proposed financing plan with realistic assessment and evidence of availability of funds from each source.
- Details of existing assets and the value as well as cost incurred on the proposed project till date.
- Detailed technical information covering technology, production process etc.
- Information on Technical Partners, if any.
- Details of utility requirements and availability of essential services such as water, power, transport around the project site.
- Comprehensive list of manpower requirements broken down into categories and salaries.
- Marketing of products and services including distribution arrangement.
- List, qualification and position and annual salary of existing management and staff (for expansion projects only).
- For on-going projects, give the existing, Expansion/Diversification and Consolidated projections covering Profit and Loss Accounts, Cash Flow Analysis and Balance Sheets for the period of five (5) years. Also provide the detailed information/data and assumptions used in the above projections.
1) REGISTERED COMPANY- ENTERTAINMENT SUBSECTOR
Any Company in Nigeria can benefit from the facility provided that it is legally registered / incorporated in Nigeria,
- It operates in the entertainment and creative industry,
- It is not owned by government (Federal, State or local),
- It is not an oligarch business interest that may interfere with content policy for its own interests
2) INDUSTRY VALUE CHAINS / SERVICE AREAS
Funding under this facility covers all segments of the entertainment industry and across any stage of a production process. The following categories are therefore eligible for funding support;
- Film (Production, Distribution, Exhibition)
- Television (Production, Distribution, Exhibition)
- Radio (Production, Distribution, Exhibition)
- Fashion (Production, Distribution, Exhibition)
- Distribution Infrastructure / Platforms
3) ACTIVITIES ELIGIBLE FOR FINANCE
- Film production
- Film export market development and proper distribution network / system
- Development of distribution infrastructure / platforms
- Development of production platforms and facilities
- Acquisition of hi-tech production equipment and ancillary facilities
- Existing project refinancing (where it is demonstrable that jobs will be saved / additional jobs will be created)
- Others (As may be specified from time to time)
4) FEATURES OF SCHEME
The Nigerian Creative and Entertainment Industry Stimulation Loan Scheme (NCEILS) shall have the following key features.
- The facility is for the funding of capital and intangible assets,
- The facility is for a tenor of up to 10 years tenor.
- The facility is made available in Naira and repayable in Naira.
- The facility can be used to refinance existing debt of operators in the creative / entertainment industry that are adjudged uncompetitive and detrimental to the sustainable growth of the sector.
- The facility shall be disbursed directly through BOI.
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