Karachi August 5 2022: SBP enhanced short term Export Refinance limits from Rs432 billion to Rs857 billion in just last four years reflecting an increase of almost 100%.
Likewise, outstanding stock of SBP’s long term fixed rate financing for the exporters (LTFF) has also witnessed an increase from Rs209 billion to Rs329 billion in last three years reflecting 57% growth.
Temporary Economic Refinance Facility (TERF) massively helped in stimulating investment and boosting economy in the backdrop of COVID-19. It will not be out of context to mention that most of the business entities availed TERF at rates far below than the maximum cap of 5%. The overwhelming success of TERF indicated that it was successful in filling the gap for long term investment in the country. An amount of Rs436 billion had been approved under this facility for 628 businesses.