pledge loan differs from a standard loan in that the loaned amount is completely backed with collateral from the borrower. A borrower can use their funds, such as a savings account, as collateral to obtain a loan.
Last Updated Date: May 17, 2022
With the vision to become a Leading Bank of the country by providing premium products and services to the customers, thus ensuring attractive and substantial returns to the stakeholders of the Himalayan Bank was established in 1993. The most recent rating of Himlayan Bank Limited by Bankers’ Almanac as country’s number 1 Bank easily confirms their claim and to become the Bank of first choice is the main objective of the Bank. The mission of this Bank is to become the preferred provider of quality financial services in the country. There are two components in the mission of the Bank; Preferred Provider and Quality Financial Services; therefore at HBL they believe that the mission will be accomplished only by satisfying these two important components with the Customer at focus. The Bank always strives positioning itself in the hearts and minds of the customers. Legacy of Himalayan Bank lives on in an institution that's known throughout Nepal for its innovative approaches to merchandising and customer service. Products such as Premium Savings Account, HBL Proprietary Card and Millionaire Deposit Scheme besides services such as ATMs and Tele-banking were first introduced by HBL. Other financial institutions in the country have been following HBL’s lead by introducing similar products and services.
A pledge loan differs from a standard loan in that the loaned amount is completely backed with collateral from the borrower. It is a well known fact that the prices of agricultural commodities immediately after harvest, tend to be low compelling the farmers specially the small and marginal farmers with low or no holding capacity, to resort to distress sale. There has been a felt need to provide the farming community with pledge finance to enable the farmers to avail credit when the prices are low and to sell their produce when the prices are favorable. A borrower can use their funds, such as a savings account, as collateral to obtain a loan. pledge loans against the stock after verification of the same. The stock, however, is kept under lock and key of the Bank and the loan disbursed and settled in pro rata basis with the stock pledged and sold. The funds used as collateral then become "frozen" until the loan is paid back in full. Because pledge loans are fully backed with collateral, they are easier to obtain than traditional loans and offer a number of other benefits to borrowers such as: