EXIM Bank Jamaica has again cut lending rates on its renewable energy loans for investment in energy-efficient equipment.
The new rate on offer to small and medium enterprises in the productive sector is 8.5 per cent for Jamaican dollar loans, down from 9.75 per cent last September. The USD rate 5.75 per cent.
"We know that energy costs are high and this is adversely affecting the growth of our small and medium enterprises. Not only in them realising profit but in their ability to compete effectively in the international markets," said Valerie Crawford, manager of trade financing and risk management at EXIM Bank in a bank-issued statement.
The energy loans are available to commercial and industrial users, energy service companies and manufacturers of energy efficiency equipment and devices.