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Municipal Financing Corporation of Saskatchewan

The Municipal Financing Corporation of Saskatchewan (MFC) assists in making capital funds available for the financing of :

  • sewer and water,
  • school,
  • hospital,
  • local improvement projects by municipalities,
  • local improvements by school divisions
  • local improvements by health districts,
  • other essential construction.

MFC allows local authorities to minimize interest costs by offering extremely competitive interest rates and the ability to repay debt prior to maturity. In addition, MFC offers very flexible borrowing terms that can be customized to meet the needs of the project being financed.

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1. Prepayment Policy

  1. The Municipal Financing Corporation of Saskatchewan (MFC) requires formal written notice of a borrower's intention to prepay a debenture. The notice should be directed to the General Manager of the Municipal Financing Corporation of Saskatchewan. A minimum of 30 days notice is required, and MFC reserves the right to determine the prepayment date. Payment in full is due on the prepayment date.

  2. The price at which a debenture may be prepaid is calculated as the sum of:
    • all amounts of principal and interest due on or before the redemption date that have not yet been paid; plus
    • the fair market value of the remaining principal amount of the debenture as determined by MFC.

  3. Barring extraordinary circumstances, MFC will not provide new financing to a borrower during the 12 month period following a prepayment of debentures.


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2. Programs and Services

All municipal governments, school divisions and health districts can borrow from MFC.

Benefits of borrowing from MFC

MFC allows local authorities to minimize interest costs by offering extremely competitive interest rates and the ability to repay debt prior to maturity.  In addition, MFC offers very flexible borrowing terms that can be customized to meet the needs of the project being financed.

Loans from MFC can also be repaid prior to maturity, please refer our Prepayment Policy for details.

Process of borrowing from MFC

Before borrowing from MFC, local authorities require the approval of the Local Government Committee of the Saskatchewan Municipal Board.

After approval from the Local Government Committee of the Saskatchewan Municipal Board has been received, the following steps occur:

  • The local authority should contact MFC and request an “Application to Sell Debentures”.
  • MFC reviews the completed application, and notifies the local authority of MFC’s willingness to purchase its debentures, and the interest rate that MFC will charge.  The local authority has a two week period to withdraw from the transaction.
  • The local authority works with the Saskatchewan Municipal Board to print a debenture.
  • The debenture is forwarded to MFC, and the local authority receives the proceeds of the loan.

MFC interest rate

MFC’s interest rates depend on the term of the debenture and current interest rate levels.  The interest rate is the sum of:

  • The Province of Saskatchewan’s cost of borrowing; plus
  • A small amount to cover MFC’s administrative costs.
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5. Frequently Asked Questions

Who can borrow from MFC?

Municipal governments, school divisions and health districts can borrow from MFC.

What are the benefits of borrowing from MFC?

MFC allows local authorities to minimize interest costs by offering extremely competitive interest rates and the ability to repay debt prior to maturity.  In addition, MFC offers very flexible borrowing terms that can be customized to meet the needs of the project being financed.

What is the process for borrowing from MFC?

Before borrowing from MFC, local authorities require the approval of the Local Government Committee of the Saskatchewan Municipal Board.

After approval from the Local Government Committee of the Saskatchewan Municipal Board has been received, the following steps occur:

  • The local authority should contact MFC and request an “Application to Sell Debentures”.

  • MFC reviews the completed application, and notifies the local authority of MFC’s willingness to purchase its debentures, and the interest rate that MFC will charge.  The local authority has a two week period to withdraw from the transaction.

  • The local authority works with the Saskatchewan Municipal Board to print a debenture.

  • The debenture is forwarded to MFC, and the local authority receives the proceeds of the loan.

Can loans from MFC be repaid prior to maturity?

Yes.  Contact us to learn about our Prepayment Policy.

What interest rate does MFC charge?

MFC’s interest rates depend on the term of the debenture and current interest rate levels.  The interest rate is the sum of:

  • the Province of Saskatchewan’s cost of borrowing; plus

  • a small amount to cover MFC’s administrative costs.

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