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Media releases​

RIC board appoints Bruce King as inaugural CEO

13 December 2018
The Regional Investment Corporation board is pleased to announce the appointment of Bruce King as its inaugural CEO, effective today.

Mr Ryan will stay on at the RIC in an advisory capacity for the next month to conduct a thorough handover with Mr King.
Read the full announcement.

RIC one step closer to opening its HQ in Orange, NSW

31 October 2018
The Regional Investment Corporation is one step closer to opening its headquarters in Orange with construction underway at its office space at 122–124 Kite Street.

Interim CEO Matt Ryan gave Minister for Agriculture David Littleproud and local federal member Andrew Gee a tour of the premises today.
Read the full announcement.

Regional Investment Corporation delivers significant economic impact to Orange

10 October 2018
The Regional Investment Corporation (RIC) has launched its first and major recruitment drive, calling for applications for a range of corporate, agri-finance and executive roles. The RIC is funded for up to 32 positions.

Work is also underway on the fitout of the Orange premises where the RIC will be based and these employees will work from.
Read the full announcement.

Regional Investment Corporation’s recruitment campaign launches!

9 October 2018
​The Regional Investment Corporation (RIC) has launched its first and major recruitment drive, calling for applications for a range of corporate, agri-finance and executive roles. The RIC is funded for up to 32 positions.
Read the full announcement.

RIC info sessions in drought affected NSW Orange, Dubbo and Moree

3 October 2018
​The Regional Investment Corporation (RIC) – which provides government-funded low interest loans to farmers in need – will be on the ground in Orange, Dubbo and Moree in the next month holding information sessions.
Read the full announcement.

RIC farm business loans increase from $1m to $2m

18 September 2018
Farmers doing it tough due to factors outside their control can now access government-backed low interest loans of up to $2 million. Up until this week, the maximum amount a farmer could borrow from the RIC was $1 million. The instructions from government have changed, and eligible farmers can now borrow up to $2 million from the RIC.
Read the full announcement.

The RIC on the ground at Henty Machinery Field Days

17 September 2018
The Regional Investment Corporation (RIC) – which provides government-backed low interest loans to farmers in need- will be on the ground at the Henty Machinery Field Days this week.
Read the full announcement.

RIC on the ground in Roma and Toowoomba

14 September 2018
The Regional Investment Corporation (RIC) – which provides government-backed low interest loans to farmers in need – has been on the ground in Roma and Toowoomba this week holding information sessions.
Read the full announcement.

The RIC on the ground in drought affect Tamworth and Muswellbrook

14 September 2018
The Regional Investment Corporation (RIC) launched on 1 July 2018 offering government-backed low interest loans to farmers in need.

The RIC replaces the federal concessional loans scheme that was delivered by the Rural Assistance Authority up until 30 June 2018.

The newly formed RIC will be holding information sessions in Tamworth and Muswellbrook next week.
Read the full announcement.

RIC targeting loan information to farmers in need in drought affected Roma and Toowoomba

7 September 2018
The Regional Investment Corporation (RIC) launched on 1 July 2018 offering government-backed low interest loans to farmers in need.

The RIC replaces the federal concessional loans scheme delivered by the Queensland Rural and Industry Development Authority (QRIDA).

The newly formed RIC will be holding information sessions in Roma and Toowoomba next week.
Read the full announcement.

Farm business loans to increase to $2m

20 August 2018
On 19 August 2018, the Prime Minister announced the Australian Government will double the amount a farm business can borrow from us from $1m to $2m. We welcome this announcement and are busy implementing this change. We expect access to the increased amount of $2m to be available soon. If you have a question about this announcement, please call us on 1800 875 675.
Read the Prime Minist​er's announcement

Regional Investment Corporation is open for business

1 July 2018
We are now open for business, offering new low interest farm loans directly to farm businesses.
Read the full announcement.

Regional Investment Corporation to be based in Orange, NSW

7 May 2018
Our board has decided to base the Reg​ional Investment Corporation in Orange, NSW.
Read about the board’s decision.


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