List of Loans Offered By Tourism Finance Corporation

The types of loans provided by Tourism Finance Corporation (TFC) are listed below. Tourism Finance Corporation is a corporate organisation founded in 1965 by an Act of Parliament, Cap 382 of the Laws of Kenya.

The Corporation is a specialized Development Financial Institution (DFI) tasked with coordinating and providing cheap development capital as well as consultancy services for long-term investment in Kenya’s tourist industry.

The Corporation funds the development of hotels, non-traditional tourism projects, restaurants, renewable energy projects, health spas, entertainment centers, shopping malls, multiplexes, and other innovative tourist items.

The Tourism Finance Corporation offers the following loans.

Loans Offered By Tourism Finance Corporation

1. Asset Finance Facility

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These are loans advanced to business for the acquisition of assets for tourism-related enterprises. Such loans may have similar features with other asset financing schemes popular in banks a nd Saccos.

Eligibility

To be eligibele for thos loan, one must have moveable assets to be financed. The assets must a slo be new.

Amount

The corporation will only finance a maximum of 80% of the pro-forms invoice value of the asset. The buyer will thn finance the remaining percent.

Repayment Period

The loan can be repaid up to a maximum period of 4 years.

2. Development Loan

These are loans made to fund the construction of new tourism facilities.

Eligibility

  • The client must contribute at least 30% of the project cost in cash, with the remaining 10% in cash.
  • If the property on which the project will be built is leased, the remaining lease period cannot be shorter than 10 years.

Loan Duration

  • The loan length will be for two-thirds of the remaining lease term, up to a maximum of 10 years.

Amount

The corporation will fund up to 70% of the entire cost of the project, up to a maximum of Kshs 100,000,000.

Period of Repayment

Up to a maximum of ten years.

3. Energy Efficiency Facility

These are loans made to tourism facilities in order for them to use less energy to deliver products and services. This will allow the facilities to minimize energy costs, increasing earnings and allowing them to satisfy their commitments in servicing TFC loans.

Eligibility

The client must contribute at least 30% of the project cost in