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SME Loans / Grants

Graduate Entrepreneur Fund (SME Bank)

Financial Facilities Especially For Graduates Malaysia government channel an additional allocation of RM25 million in the 9th Malaysia Plan for Graduate Entrepreneurs Fund [TUS]. The provisions are intended to encourage more university graduates entered the field of entrepreneurship. SME Bank has managed to produce a successful Graduate Entrepreneurs contribute personal income through the business and improving the country’s growth engine. The fund was easy to start a business of financing the service and industrial sectors and for graduates who already ...

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Contract Financing Scheme (SME Bank)

Features And Eligibility Criteria General Features Contract Financing Scheme is a financing package based on product bundling concept of financing facilities which is already available in the Bank The Scheme offers financing to customers who are Main Contractors or Nominated Sub-Contractors having secured contract(s) from approved awarding parties mainly government ministries, department and agencies Mechanics of Financing Purpose of the loan facilities is to finance the implementation of contract(s) until full completion The financing mechanism works by way of assigning ...

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Business Premise Financing (SME Bank)

Objectives This Scheme is to finance the purchase of shop houses/office space or factories whether completed or under construction Business Premise Financing Scheme Purchase of office spaces and shop lots whether completed or under construction. Refinancing. Private Limited companies and professional firms Have at least 3 years of audited and good performing account. Total financing from RM100,000 to RM5.0 million Financing margin up to 95% from the purchase price (inclusive of legal cost and insurance premium – MRTA and fire ...

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To Fund a Startup, Go to Malaysia

When Jim Buck was looking for investors to fund trials for the implantable heart device his startup is developing, the search took him far from the usual stops in Silicon Valley and Boston. He made four trips to Asia last year, courting investors in Singapore, Hong Kong, Thailand, and Malaysia. “Companies like ours with very promising technology that in years past would have been funded very richly are struggling to find money to even stay in business,” says Buck, a ...

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CIP150 Grant (Prototype Development)

The CIP Catalyst which is targeted at entrepreneurs in general, offers conditional grants of up to a maximum of RM150,000 (via two tranches of RM100,000 and RM50,000) to teams of innovative individuals with innovative, technology-based ideas in the ICT, non-ICT and high growth technology industries. The primary objective of CIP Catalyst is to facilitate the transformation of innovative technology-based ideas from entrepreneurs of all walks of life into commercially viable business enterprises that would in turn spur the growth of ...

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CIP 500 Grant (Product Commercialisation)

Understanding the need to grow from prototype stage and the need to fill up the great gap that has existed within the technology sphere for a long while – where hundreds of local technopreneurs have managed to boot-strap or secure pre-seed or pre-commercialisation funding for their technology prototypes but have failed to secure funds to help them commercialise their technology applications or intellectual property – Cradle introduced its CIP 500 grant in October 2009. The CIP 500 is the first ...

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Young Entrepreneur Fund (YEF)

Young Entrepreneur Fund (YEF) is a special fund allocated by the Government as part of its continuous strategy of acculturation and creation of new entrepreneurs among Malaysian youth. The purpose of this fund is to provide alternative access to the young entrepreneurs in obtaining financing to start their new business as well as for the needs of their existing business. Financing Concept: Based on Syariah financing concept (e.g. Bai’ Inah, Bai’ Bithaman Ajil, Ijarah, Ijarah Thummal Bai’, Bai’ Istisna’) Purpose ...

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Malaysia SME backs soft loan idea

Malaysia SME, a media company which caters to local small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), yesterday backed the move by SME Corp Malaysia to give out soft loans, instead of grants, to SMEs. It, however, suggested that the interest rates be lower. “I think if it (the rates) could be lower than 4 per cent … maybe 2 to 3 per cent, it will help the SMEs a lot. “Because if you look at the BLR (base lending rate) now, which ...

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