Incentive Schemes for SMEs & Other Sectors
 
 
 SME Asaan Finance (SAAF) Scheme
 
All SMEs (new businesses as well as operative businesses) that are new borrowers of the participating banks are eligible.
Maximum financing, under the scheme, to a single SME will be capped at PKR 10 million.
All types of loans i.e. term loans as well as working capital/running finance loans will be eligible.
Loans may be secured against personal guarantees of the borrowers.
Maximum tenor of the loan will be as per financing facility approved by the participating bank.
Mark-up rate for end user under the scheme will be of up to 9 percent (p.a.). SBP will provide refinance to banks at 3 percent p.a. thereby, offering a spread of up to 6 percent p.a. (w.e.f September 18, 2023).
Under the scheme, Government of Pakistan will provide risk coverage of 30 percent to 50 percent on first loss portfolio basis on following portfolio categories:
 

Portfolio Category

Risk Coverage*

Loans of up to PKR 4 million

50 percent

Loans exceeding PKR 4 million and up to PKR 7 million

40 percent

Loans exceeding PKR 7 million and up to PKR 10 million

30 percent

*The above risk coverage will be effective from September 18, 2023.

Shariah compliant version of this scheme is also available
For Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs), please click here.
 
Click here for circular and detailed features of scheme
  •  
    SBP Policy Rate
    20.50% p.a.
     
    SBP Overnight
    Reverse
    Repo (Ceiling) Rate
    21.50% p.a
     
    SBP Overnight
    Repo (Floor) Rate
    19.50% p.a.
  •  
    Weighted-average Overnight Repo Rate
    As on 18-Jul-24
    20.93% p.a.
    KIBOR
    As on 19-Jul-24
    Tenor BID OFFER
    3-M 19.87 20.12
    6-M 19.65

    19.9

    12-M 18.52 19.02
     

  • MTBs
    Tenor Rates
    3-M 20.0494%
    6-M 19.7849%
    12-M 18.5400%
    (as on Jul 10, 2024)
    Fixed-rate PIB
    Tenor Cut-off Rates
    3-Y 16.6000%
    5-Y 15.4475%
    10-Y Bids Rejected
    15-Y No Bid
    20-Y No Bid
    30-Y No Bid
    (as on Jul 09, 2024)

    Floating-Rate PIBs (Quarterly Coupon)

    Tenor Cut-off Price
    2-Y Bids Rejected
    3-Y Bids Rejected

    Floating-Rate PIBs
    (Half-yearly Coupon)

    Tenor Cut-off Price
    5-Y 96.5571
    10-Y 94.4829
    (as on Jul 10, 2024)
    GIS FRR
    Tenor Cut-off Rental Rate/Price
    3-Y 100.2842
    5-Y 100.0022
    GIS VRR
    Tenor Cut-off Margin/Price
    3-Y 99.0800
    5-Y 98.7600
    (as on 21-Dec-2023)
  • PIB Auction
    (Fixed Rate)
    31-July-24


    MTB
    24-July-24

    Floating Rate PIB
    (Semi-Annual Coupon)


    24-July-24
    Floating-rate PIB
    (Quarterly Coupon)

    24-July-24
    As on 12-Jul-24
    SBP’s Reserves
    9,423.7
    Bank’s Reserves
    5,279.8
    Total Reserves
    14,703.5

  •  
    As on 19-Jul-24
     
    M2M
    Revaluation Rate
    278.1267
    Weighted
    Average Rate
    Bid: 277.9454
    Offer:

    278.3851

       
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