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Last chance to take advantage of RIC interest-free terms

Farmers and farm-related small businesses have until 30 September 2020 to take advantage of two years’ interest free from the Regional Investment Corporation (RIC) before the drought-related loan terms change.

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RIC reaches $1 billion loans approved milestone

The Regional Investment Corporation (RIC) has now approved $1 billion-worth of loan applications as it endeavours to boost processing times.

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RIC welcomes additional $2 billion for drought loans

The Regional Investment Corporation (RIC) welcomes the Federal Government’s announcement that an additional $2 billion this financial year will be made available to meet the demand for its drought-related loans with an additional $50 million in operational funding for the RIC over four years.

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RIC celebrates two-year anniversary on 1 July 2020

Affordable farming finance provider the Regional Investment Corporation (RIC) is pleased to celebrate its two-year anniversary on 1 July 2020

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RIC AgRebuild loan applications closing soon

Applications are closing soon on 30 June 2020 for the Regional Investment Corporation’s (RIC) AgRebuild loan (North Qld flood) for farmers and graziers affected by the North and Far North Queensland Monsoon Trough in early 2019.

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RIC approves record $115 million in loans in one month

The Regional Investment Corporation (RIC) approved a record $115 million in loans for drought affected farmers and farm-related small businesses in April 2020 as the agriculture sector continues to benefit from the RIC’s affordable finance options.

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RIC appoints WA Business Development Manager

The Regional Investment Corporation (RIC) has delivered on its promise to help Western Australian farmers access its affordable loans, with the recent appointment of WA Business Development Manager Steve McDougall.

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RIC announces Karen Smith-Pomeroy as new Chair

The Regional Investment Corporation (RIC) today announced the appointment of Ms Karen Smith-Pomeroy to the RIC Board as Chair, succeeding Ms Prue Bondfield.

RIC events

RIC AgRebuild loan Roadshow for North Queensland

The Regional Investment Corporation (RIC) will be on the ground in North Queensland between 18 – 20 February 2020 to discuss its AgRebuild loan (North Qld flood) with farmers and graziers affected

RIC’s variable interest rate drops another 1 per cent

The Regional Investment Corporation’s (RIC) variable interest rate on its Farm Investment loan dropped by 1 per cent to 2.11 from 3.11 per cent and its Water Infrastructure loan rate to 1.65 from 2.65 per cent, effective 1 February 2020, providing even cheaper finance for farming and water.