The CBE launched a mortgage initiative last April worth EGP 10bn for real estate financing. The initiative involves funding housing for low-middle income classes at concessional terms over a period of 20 years.
Annual interest rates for low income receivers are 7%, whilst middle income classes are to pay an annual interest of 8%.
Request to banks for funding have been increasing in the past few months according to Karim Sous, Head of Retail Credit Risk Sector at NBE. He further highlighted that the NBE and Banque Misr will be participating in the initiative through providing an amount of EGP 3bn each.
Banque Du Caire on the other hand will be providing a total of EGP1.5bn.