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SBI, German Development Bank KfW sign $274 mn deal

PTI
Published Mar 10, 2017, 5:18 pm IST
Updated Mar 10, 2017, 5:18 pm IST
Pact seeks to allow banks to extend loan facility to finance affordable housing segment in country.
SBI Chairperson Arundhati Bhattacharya.
 SBI Chairperson Arundhati Bhattacharya.

Mumbai: Country's largest lender State Bank of India today said it has signed an agreement with German KfW Development Bank for USD 274 million (Rs 1,800 crore) loan facility to finance affordable housing segment in the country.

With its focus on housing loans for economically weaker sections (EWS) and lower income group (LIG) households, the facility is designed to complement the government's flagship affordable housing programme, the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana, the bank said in a statement issued here today.

 

The promotional loan has a maturity of 15 years.

"SBI is committed to support government's mission of housing for all and this facility will be additional impetus to support this mission," SBI's deputy managing director Siddhartha Sengupta said.

The lower income household categories account for 95 per cent of the estimated shortage of 20 million housing units in the country.

German KfW Development Bank executive board member, Norbert Kloppenburg, said, "Sustainable mortgage loans to low income families to purchase, build or upgrade their homes are critical for inclusive growth and development."

 

The fund raising process was facilitated by SBI Capital Markets.

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