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help small and medium-sized enterprises to cope with the recent significant increases in energy prices by supporting their liquidity needs, especially for those sectors most affected by the increases and which risk a further compression of their working capital.
With this objective, UniCredit and CNA Sicilia have signed an agreement aimed at the concrete support of the associated companies: in more detail, the bank will make available a new line of loans, with a minimum amount of 10,000 euros and a duration of 12 months including pre-amortization up to 6 months, on favorable terms.
The intervention is part of UniCredit’s broader strategy which led to the allocation of a ceiling of 3 billion euros to support companies in the country impacted by the “expensive bills” and for those that have to face extraordinary needs linked to the current situation of international markets.
“With this agreement we intend to respond to the needs of small and medium-sized enterprises with respect to a non-deferrable problem, with a logic of attention and active presence aimed at our communities.
– declares Salvatore Malandrino, Head of the Sicily Region of UniCredit Italy – In particular, thanks to the agreement signed with CNA Sicily, the associated companies will be able to benefit from dedicated credit lines to limit the negative effect of the energy cost “.
“In this delicate and complex phase of great difficulty also linked to expensive energy and the increase in the price of raw materials – says the Secretary of CNA Sicily, Piero Giglione – our Confederation wanted to make this additional tool available to the associated companies which, from these exponential increases are taking a hit.
An opportunity that we have put in place thanks to the sensitivity shown by UniCredit, which continues to be an important partner in the path of aid and financial support in favor of the productive fabric of the island.
This is a support initiative to allow our companies to meet liquidity needs deriving from price increases, sometimes unjustified.
All those interested – concludes Giglione – can contact our CNA offices “.
UniCredit branches remain available for further details.
01 April 2022 | 12:01
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