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Agreements

A Technical Guide for Microfinance Institutions

Commercial Loan Agreements

A Technical Guide for Microfinance Institutions

Consultative Group to Assist the Poor Prepared for CGAP by Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton, LLP

? 2006 Consultative Group to Assist the Poor/The World Bank

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments

v

Purpose of Guidebook

1

Negotiating Perspective of the Borrower

3

General Overview

3

Preliminary Considerations

3

Term Sheet

3

Alternatives to a Loan Agreement

4

Type of Loan

8

Standard Loan Agreement Provisions

15

Introductory Provisions

15

Recitals

15

Definitions

15

Financial Terms

16

Commitment to Lend

16

Disbursements

17

Repayment of Loan Principal

18

Voluntary Prepayment of Loan Principal

19

Fixed Interest Rate

21

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