Mining Loan 

Mining Loan under Small & Medium Facilities

Features of the Mining Loan

  • Loan amount: up to $20mln*
  • Purpose:
    1. To purchase stock, raw materials, and other inputs
    2. To purchase equipment, machinery, and vehicles
  • Collateral:
    1. Mortgage on property and/or bill of sale on motor vehicles and equipment
  • Cost of borrowing:
    1. Interest rate:
      • To $5mln: 14.75% per year Flat Rate
      • From $5mln: 15% per year reducing balance
    2. Processing fee: 1% of loan amount with minimum of $4000
    3. Legal fees: between 2% and 3.5% of loan amount depending on the collateral
    4. Fire insurance: 0.3% of loan amount annually if building is mortgaged
    5. Revenue Stamps: 0.1% of loan amount
  • Loan term and installments:
    1. Loan term up to 3 years.
    2. Monthly or Quarterly installments possible

*Special conditions apply for Micro loans under $750,000 without hard collateral 

Required documents and information

General Requirements

  1. Proof of Identity: ID Cards or Passport
  2. Proof of Address: recent utility bill or mail to address
  3. Names and phone numbers of a Family Member and a Friend
  4. Written Reference on form provided by IPED
  5. Valid claim from Guyanese Geology and Mines Commission
  6. Recent letter of confirmation of claim from Guyanese Geology and Mines Commission
  7. Proof of selling to Guyanese Gold Board
  8. Estimate of cost of purchases to be made with loan
  9. Statements of amounts owing to Banks, other Financial Institutions, Landlords, Suppliers, Family and Friends
  1. For Collateral provided:
    1. Motor Vehicle Registration
    2. Copies of Transport, Certificate of Title, Lease etc .
    3. Valuation on form(s) provided by IPED
    4. Description of Machinery and Equipment (including serial & model numbers, and value supported by receipts)
  2. Payment of half  (1/2) the Processing Fee (see below for details on amount) at the time of application

Please make sure to have received the following forms if you want to apply for this loan:

  • IPED Reference Form
  • IPED Estimate of Purchases Form
  • IPED Valuation Form For Building/ Land
  • IPED Valuation Form For Vehicle

Loan processing will commence upon submitting all of the above requirements. The submission of these documents does not guarantee that your loan application will be approved.

Process to be completed till disbursement

  • Upon submitting the requirements above a loan application will be filled out together with you and an IPED Business Counselor to assess if a loan is feasible.
  • The Business Counselor will visit your Business and/or Home to do an assessment of your business and collateral. They will take photos of:
  • The Applicant(s)
  • All Collateral including serial numbers and location
  • The Business and/or Home
  • When the application is completed and signed by the applicant declaring all information submitted to be true and correct the application will go to the approval committee.
  • When the application is approved the following is required of the client before IPED will pay out the loan:
  • Original lease, certificate of title, transport, and/or vehicle registration.
  • Approved Life Insurance of principal applicant under IPED’s Group Life Policy. For loans above $800,000 interview with insurance agent needed. Medical report can be requested at this stage. Premiums paid by IPED.
  • Fire Insurance application completed and premiums paid, if building is offered as collateral.
  • Payment of second half of processing fee.
  • Payment of legal fees.
  • Payment of Revenue Stamps.
  • Signing of all Legal Documents
  • Filing of the mortgage and bill of sale
  • Disbursement of the loan

Please not that Loan Applications can take two (2) to six (6) weeks to process, amongst others depending on the size of the loan and the sort of collateral given.

Cost of borrowing at IPED

Below a couple of examples of the borrowing costs at IPED.

mining loans

Please note that in this example: i) Legal fees were set on 2.5% of loan amount, ii) Processing Fees are shown for First Time Borrowers, and iii) Revenue Stamps are not taken into account.