A Corporate Note is a short to medium term debt instrument issued by a company to investors. The instrument creates an obligation on the company to pay interest and repay principal to investors at predetermined interest rate and time frame. Corporate Notes are used by the company for a variety of reasons including capital expenditure, meeting cash flow needs and restructuring capital framework. They are regarded as safer investments than owning company stock as they receive compensation prior to shareholders in the event of a winding up event. Tenors include 365 days with a minimum investment amount of XCD 5,000.
ECHMB’s Note are issued by Offer Memorandum with Eastern Caribbean Stock Exchange acting as the Bank’s Registrar, Transfer and Paying Agent. Interest is usually payable semiannually.
Benefits to Investor:
Competitive Interest Rate
Protection of Principal
No Interest Penalty on Early Redemption
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To be an approved primary lender eligible to carry
out mortgage business with ECHMB, lending institutions such as Commercial Banks,
Development Banks, Insurance Companies, or Credit Unions, must conform with the
underwriting standards and eligibility criteria as follows:
Capitalisation – The primary lender must be adequately
capitalised. Capital adequacy shall be determined both in terms of an absolute amount of $3
million and a Capital to Asset Ratio of not less than 8% or leverage of 12.5 to 1.
The primary lender must be subject to regulations by an approved regulatory body.
Lenders require operational expertise and experience in loan underwriting and
administration. The primary lender must have at least three years satisfactory experience.
The primary lender shall undertake a commitment to improve and maintain
mortgage-underwriting standards via training.
The primary lender must agree to be submitted to periodic audits and reviews of
its mortgage underwriting process.
The primary lender must maintain proper mortgage security documentation and also
maintain a minimum delinquency ratio within its mortgage portfolio.