Tuesday, June 6th 2017, Colombo: DFCC Bank has re-launched Vardhana Sahanaya to help people affected by the recent natural disaster rebuild their lives in the aftermath. The 'Sahanaya' Loan Scheme was launched to provide relief for those affected by floods and fire in 2016 and has been extended by the Bank once again to help families tide over the present crisis in the country. The loans offered include Personal, Housing, Education and Business Loans. Going beyond providing short-term relief, the Bank is focusing its efforts on facilitating a long-term rebuilding initiative by providing individuals and enterprises affected by the floods with low-cost personal and business loans.
Individual salaried earners who have been affected by the floods will be eligible for personal loans to rebuild their damaged properties. They can also obtain loans for the purchase of school books and other educational material that were lost in the floods. DFCC will also provide loans to affected businesses for the replacement of damaged assets and working capital. All these loans will be granted at very concessionary interest rates with easy payment terms.
In addition the public can make use of the government credit lines such as SwaShakthi, Jaya Isura, Ran Aswenna, Govi Navoda, Rivi Bala Savi and Small and Medium Sized Enterprises Line of Credit at concessionary rates which will be facilitated by the Bank.
Individuals or businesses requiring financial support as a result of the floods should call the DFCC hotline on (011) 2350000, or visit their nearest branch to obtain further information.