Update: 100% Guarantee Loan

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In Budget 2022, the Financial Secretary extended the application of “SME Financing Guarantee Scheme” and lifted the maximum amount of “Special 100% Loan Guarantee“. However, the scheme is limited to business started on or before 31st March, 2020. Businesses started in last two years are not qualified to apply. The authority announced a good news … Read more

“100% Loan Guarantee” fraud

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In order to lower the impact of the fifth epidemic wave on local SMEs, the HKSAR Government launched “Special 100% Loan Guarantee” scheme to provide low-rate credit. However, fraudsters made false instrument such as bank statement and MPF records etc. They obtained around HKD 280 million already and planned to apply for HKD 100 million … Read more

Budget 2022 support for commerce

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Financial secretary Paul Chan announced the last financial budget of his term. Due to the serious impact of the 5th wave of COVID-19, the budget provides a series of support to local commerce and this is the brief: Reduce 100% of profit tax for the year of assessment 2021/2022 (Maximum: HKD 10,000) Reduce non-residential rate … Read more

Budget 2021: Special 100% Loan Guarantee

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Announced in the 2021-22 Budget, the government will enhance the Special 100% Loan Guarantee of the SME Financing Guarantee Scheme (SFGS) to relieve further SMEs’ cash flow pressure. The improvement measures are as follows: Maximum amount of loan: the total amount of employee wages and rents for 18 months, or HK$6 million, whichever is lower … Read more