There are six (6) GGS available namely:
- Working Capital Guarantee Scheme (WCGS)
- Working Capital Guarantee Scheme - Start Up (WCGS-SU)
- Working Capital Guarantee Scheme - Bumiputera (WCGS-B)
- Working Capital Guarantee Scheme - Export (WCGS-X)
- Working Capital Guarantee Scheme - Women (WCGS-W)
- Automation & Digital Guarantee Scheme (ADGS)
- The Government of Malaysia will guarantee the Financial Institutions (“FIs”) on the credit facilities provided to eligible SME companies with a guarantee coverage up to 80%.
- Eligible SMEs should apply for credit facilities at any of our participating FIs.
- The FIs are the source of funds and the Government of Malaysia will guarantee FIs as mentioned above.
The GGS can be used for credit facilities relating to:
- Working Capital e.g. purchase of raw materials
- Capital Expenditure (CAPEX) e.g. purchase of assets
This guarantee scheme cannot be used to refinance existing facility granted by the same or other participating Financial Institutions.
The GGS’ objective is to address issues faced by SMEs that are lacking of collateral and access to funding. It is an alternative option for SMEs to obtain credit facilities from FIs where there is lack or no collateral.
This financing tenure refers to the period where the GGS is available to all participating FIs, i.e. 31 December 2035 or upon full utilisation of the GGS limit, whichever is earlier
The guarantee fee is payable at 1.0% per annum (WCGS) and 0.75% (WCGS-SU, WCGS-B, WCGS-X, WCGS-W and ADGS) which is payable in advance upon approval of the financing facilities by the participating FIs.
The minimum guarantee fee is RM1,000 (for WCGS) and RM500 (for WCGS-SU, WCGS-B, WCGS-X, WCGS-W & ADGS).
- The interest rate will be determined by the FIs that provide the financing facilities. However, there are no interest rates charged by SJPP, as we are not the source of funds and do not provide any credit facilities directly to the SMEs.
- Eligible SJPP Borrowers with at least 50% export turnover will also enjoy a 2% rebate on the interest/ profit rate charged by the FIs, valid until the year 2022.
- WCGS: RM100,000 - RM10.0 million
- WCGS-SU: RM50,000 – RM500,000
- WCGS-B: RM100,000 – RM3.0 million
- WCGS-X: RM100,000 - RM10.0 million
- WCGS-W: RM100,000 - RM1.0 million
- ADGS: RM100,000 – RM10.0 million
An SME may borrow up to RM10.0 million in credit facilities by utilising multiple GGS or from different FIs, at any one time. For SMEs that are sole proprietors and partnership, the financing limit is RM1.0 million
Depending on the scheme selected, the guarantee cover is up to 80% by the Government of Malaysia for all GGS on the total financing given by participating FIs.
SME Companies in ALL sectors or industries as follows:
Companies with sales turnover not exceeding RM20.0 million OR full-time employees not exceeding 75 workers.
Companies with sales turnover not exceeding RM50.0 million OR full-time employees not exceeding 200 workers.
- Registration of Business Act 1956
- Companies Act 1965 or 2016
- Limited Liability Partnership Act 2012
- Sabah and Sarawak local authorities and district offices
- Statutory Bodies that provide professional services
At least 51% or more shares held by Malaysian
- At least 51% or more shares held by Bumiputera for WCGS-B
- At least 51% or more shares held by Malaysian women for WCGS-W
- SMEs applying must be within 6 months to 2 years in operations for WCGS-SU
- Mandatory site visit will be conducted for WCGS-SU
- At least 30% or more of turnover are export-based for WCGS-X
1) Entities that are public-listed on the Main Board; and
2) Subsidiaries of:
- Public-listed companies on the main board;
- Multinational corporations (MNCs);
- Government-linked companies (GLCs);
- Syarikat Menteri Kewangan Diperbadankan (MKDs); and
- State-owned enterprises (SOEs).
The definition is as per the guidelines issued by SME Corp. Malaysia and endorsed by the National SME Development Council.
To comply as a Bumiputera Status Company under WCGS-B, an SME should have at least 51% shareholdings owned by Bumiputera.
- A viable business is a business with the ability to generate cash flow from its operations to pay off its financial obligations.
- Participating FIs have full discretion to evaluate and determine whether an applicant meets the eligibility criteria, including start-up SMEs that must be within 6 months to 2 years in operations for WCGS-SU.
Yes. SMEs may utilise the GGS for credit facilities up to RM10.0 million. They have to submit a new application to the participating FIs.
If a SME Company is interested with these GGS, please proceed with the following steps:
1. Ensure that their business qualifies for the financing facility by consulting their bankers or any participating FIs in these GGS.
2. Apply for the financing facility at any participating FIs.
3. Provide the necessary documents required by the participating FIs.
4. After the financing facility is approved by participating FIs, copy of the full financing paper will be submitted to SJPP by the FIs for further evaluation to obtain the guarantee cover.
SJPP will issue the approved guarantee cover to the FIs within 10 business days from the receipt of the guarantee application from the participating FIs.
Yes. SJPP will conduct a comprehensive evaluation and review the approved financing papers submitted by the participating FIs.
All documentations are required to be submitted to participating FIs for their evaluation process. Upon approval, the application will be forwarded to SJPP. In the event where more documentations are deemed necessary, SJPP will communicate to the FIs on any additional documentation required.
No. The GGS cannot be used to refinance the existing facility.
GGS are offered to eligible SMEs, and as such SMEs within a Group or Conglomerate that are able to provide funding or can financially support its subsidiaries are advised to obtain funding from within the Group or Conglomerate.
Yes. Under Section 14 of the Financial Procedure Act 1957 (Act 61), a guarantee involving a financial liability on the Government shall bind the Government provided it is entered into with the written authority of the Treasury or in accordance with the federal law.
No. The 2% export rebate is an additional incentive for existing SJPP borrowers that have at least 50% export turnover. This incentive is used to reduce the monthly interest or profit rate charged by the FIs.
The WCGS-X is a guarantee scheme that can be utilised by SMEs that have at least 30% export-based turnover, and the guarantee fee is 0.75% per annum for 80% guarantee coverage.
A Notice of Termination has to be issued first to the borrower followed by the Claim Notice. Both Notices must be made within the validity period of the Guarantee.
The FIs will submit the claim to SJPP and upon assessment will recommend the claim to the Government of Malaysia for payment.
The Government of Malaysia via SJPP will pay for the claim.
The claim will be paid within 30 days:
- From the date of receipt of the Claim Notice received by SJPP provided that all required documents have been received in full; and
- The stage of the legal action against the borrower is within the level set by SJPP.
Yes. After the Notice of Termination has been issued on the financing facility to the borrower, the participating FIs must proceed with legal proceedings and/ or foreclosure proceedings. At the same time, the participating FIs may submit a Claim Notice to SJPP.
The FIs must continue to recover from borrowers after the Claims have been made. Any proceeds received after the Claims have been made will be shared with SJPP based on the percentage of guarantee cover.