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Saudi Arabia: $206 Mn to Beneficiaries of Sakani Program

Saudi Arabia: $206 Mn to Beneficiaries of Sakani Program

Tuesday, 3 September, 2019 - 06:30
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Saudi Real Estate Development Fund announced that more than $206 million were deposited during August in the accounts of beneficiaries of Sakani program developed in cooperation with the Ministry of Housing.

The Fund said in a press statement that the monthly deposits come in support of the profits of the subsidized mortgage contracts. The Fund affirmed its full commitment to the monthly support of all beneficiaries.

CEO of the Fund Khalid al-Amoudi said that the total amounts deposited in the accounts of the beneficiaries of “subsidized mortgage” since the announcement of the transformation in June 2017, and until the end of last August, amounted to $367 million.

The total amount deposited to military personnel who benefit from the housing loan initiative amounted to about $1.5 billion, provided as an interest-free loan to be paid after completing the payments of the basic loan.

Amoudi explained that in July, the Fund achieved the highest level of real estate financing contracts signed in the history of the funding authorities, amounting to about 16,000 contracts.

He pointed that the Fund's share of the total market rose by 90 percent, which confirms the growth of residential mortgages to individuals from all financial institutions including banks and finance companies.

Sakani is a program provided by the Ministry of Housing and the Real Estate Development Fund which allocated in 2017 about 280,000 residential products across Saudi Arabia. In its July report, the Fund reported that the total of beneficiaries reached 109,137 including 46,188 who are residing in their houses.

In July, 28,516 households benefited from the funding and housing programs, and 7,780 households received their housing units.

The program noted that the total of under-construction housing units that have been reserved by beneficiaries since the beginning of the year until July reached 342,180 units.

Further, a total of 20,572 free lands were handed for their recipients, while the total beneficiaries from the real estate loan in the same period totaled 46,327, in addition to 23,896 loans for those who wish to build their own houses.

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