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Money KfW says company 33.5 billion corona loan assistance to

19:15  30 june  2020
19:15  30 june  2020 Source:   xml.zeit.de

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As part of the special loan program of the state development bank KfW, around 70,000 loan applications were received in the first 100 days.

Die KfW-Zentrale in Frankfurt. © Photo: Frank Rumpenhorst / dpa The KfW headquarters in Frankfurt.

From March 23 to the end of June, companies were promised 33.5 billion euros and 99 percent of the applications had been finally decided, as the Ministry of Economy, the Ministry of Finance and the KfW jointly stated. 98.5 percent of the applications had a volume of up to three million euros. These would be checked by the intermediary banks and promised by KfW without any further risk assessment.

"The aid arrives exactly where it is needed, especially in small and medium-sized companies," said Federal Minister for Economic Affairs Peter Altmaier (CDU) according to the message. The smaller loan applications were reported to be 19.5 billion euros.

EUR 26 billion was therefore for applicants with a loan volume of more than EUR 10 million. A total of around 50 billion euros in loan applications had been received in the first 100 days. Only large-volume applications are still under review, it said. Instead of the intermediary banks, KfW assumes 80 to 100 percent of the credit risk with a federal guarantee.

Federal Minister of Finance Olaf Scholz spoke of a "success story": "Many companies have gratefully accepted these grants to help them get through the difficult times," the SPD politician explained.

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