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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 response to COVID-19

RIC response to COVID-19

As the global response to coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to escalate, the Regional Investment Corporation (RIC) is focused on maintaining its service delivery.

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.

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RIC updates national drought leaders on loans

Regional Investment Corporation (RIC) CEO Bruce King presented to key drought response and recovery leaders on the RIC’s support for drought-affected farmers and agricultural businesses in Orange today.

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RIC AgBiz Drought loan applications now open

Small businesses supplying drought-affected farm businesses can apply for financial relief from today, with loan applications now open for the Regional Investment Corporation’s (RIC) new AgBiz Drought loan.

Regional Investment Corporation update on Small Business Drought loan

Small businesses supplying drought-affected farm businesses can apply for financial relief from today, with loan applications now open for the Regional Investment Corporation’s (RIC) new AgBiz Drought loan.

RIC loans deliver relief to drought affected communities

The Regional Investment Corporation is working with the Australian Government to develop a new Small Business loan and update its existing Drought loan.