A promise made by a bank to provide payment to another bank or lender on a bid, loan, or other liability in the event of default. Banks often make guarantees on behalf of certain clients to promise payment on loans. Bank guarantees reduce the risk to loans and liabilities. Guarantees are usually issued against cash cover.


  • It is a letter undertaking,
  • It has a specified tenure usually one year

Our current indicative terms and pricing are as follows:

  1. Maximum Tenor: 360 days
  2. Interest Rate: 12 – 18% per annum (negotiable)
  3. Facility Fee: 3-5% flat (recovered upfront on approval of facility)

What you need to apply

Application Letter

  1. Must clearly state the facility amount required e.g. Loan/Overdraft for USD10,000.00.
  2. Specify tenor/period of the facility.
  3. Purpose of the facility i.e. working capital requirements, order finance etc.
  4. Provide source of repayment.

Company Profile

  1. Company documents i.e. Certificate of Incorporation – CR14, CR6 or Constitution.
  2. Shareholding Structure and percentage shareholding.
  3. Related firms – provide family tree
  4. Lines of business and comment on your market share, major clients
  5. Suppliers.
  6. Competitor analysis.
  7. Directorship & Senior Management Profiles; including ages, academic & professional qualifications, occupation and work experience/history. Provide CVs for key management personnel.
  8. Latest and valid Tax Clearance certificate.

Latest Financials

  1. Latest management accounts.
  2. Audited financial statements for the past two years.
  3. Cashflow Projection covering the tenor of the facility requested.
  4. Aged Creditors & Debtors Analysis, if any.
  5. Confirmed orders.
  6. Pro –forma Invoices (for intended expenses).


  1. Proposed security to cover the borrowing (preferably title deeds).
  2. Valuation of the proposed security – to be done by professional valuers.

Banking Details

  1. Current banking arrangements with other banks, including existing Credit Facilities, (Bank, Branch, Account Number, Branch/Relationship Manager, time with the Bank). Provide statements for the past six months.
  2. Your CBZ Account Number and Branch.
  3. Geological Reports showing the availability of resource.