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New Chief Executive Officer appointed for the RIC

The RIC Board today announced the appointment of Mr John Howard as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Regional Investment Corporation (RIC).

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All a-buzz about the Regional Investment Corporation

There was a swarm of activity in the heart of Orange today, as a colony of bees surrounded the Regional Investment Corporation (RIC) building in Kite Street.

RIC variable interest rate change from 1 August

RIC variable interest rate change from 1 August

The Regional Investment Corporation’s (RIC) farm business loan variable interest rate is changing from 2.31 per cent to 3.04 per cent from 1 August 2022.

Regional Investment Corporation loans are now available to more farm businesses in financial need

Regional Investment Corporation loans are now available to more farm businesses in financial need

Regional Investment Corporation (RIC) loans are now available to more eligible farm businesses.

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RIC Board announces Board member Mr Mike Carroll resignation

The Regional Investment Corporation (RIC) Board has announced the resignation of Board member Mr Mike Carroll.

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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.