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More farmers to be eligible for RIC loans

Regional Investment Corporation loans will be available to more farm businesses from 1 July 2022 when new industries are introduced to the loan eligibility.

AgriStarter Loan now available to share farmers and farm leasing business owners

AgriStarter Loan now available to share farmers and farm leasing business owners

Share farmers and farm leasing business owners can apply for the AgriStarter Loan from 1 April 2022.

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RIC at Granite Belt and New England Community Outreach Events

The Regional Investment Corporation (RIC) will be sharing loan information and answering questions at Granite Belt and New England Community Outreach Events next week.

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RIC at East Gippsland Community Outreach Events

The Regional Investment Corporation (RIC) will be available at this week’s East Gippsland Community Outreach Events, held in partnership between the National Recovery and Resilience Agency (NRRA) and Rotary Australia World Community Service (Rotary).

RIC variable interest rate change from 1 February

RIC variable interest rate change from 1 February

The Regional Investment Corporation’s (RIC) farm business loan variable interest rate is changing from 2.17 per cent to 2.31 per cent from 1 February 2022.

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RIC Board announces CEO Bruce King resignation

The Regional Investment Corporation (RIC) Board has announced the resignation of its inaugural Chief Executive Officer, Bruce King.

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RIC AgriStarter Loan to include share farming and leasing from 1 April 2022

The Australian Government announced in the MYEFO the RIC AgriStarter Loan eligibility will be expanded to include share farming and leasing from 1 April 2022.

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RIC Plantation Loan applications now open

The Regional Investment Corporation’s (RIC) Plantation Loan launched today and applications are now open. The new loan is available to eligible farmers and businesses to support new plantations and the re-establishing of plantations damaged by the 2019-20 Black Summer Bushfires.

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RIC visit to the Pilbara and Kimberley in November

The Regional Investment Corporation (RIC) is visiting Karratha, Broome and Kununurra in November to help local farmers and agriculture industry members understand more about the affordable loan options offered by the RIC.

RIC Board changes and new appointments announced

RIC Board changes and new appointments announced

The Federal Government has appointed two new Regional Investment Corporation (RIC) Board members, Sally Freeman and Michael Carroll, replacing outgoing Board members Lucia Cade and Mark Lewis whose terms ended effective 28 June 2021.