March 2021



For further information please contact:

Tuğba Aksoy Bozkurt
Senior Associate, Ankara

Seray Karaalp
Associate, Istanbul

Ergün Avukatlık Bürosu İstanbul | Levent Loft II, D: 13-16, Levent
T +90 (212) 280 90 91

Ankara | Next Level, A Blok, D: 33, Çankaya
T +90 (312) 220 30 60



Amendments to the Communiqué regarding the Restriction on Lender Fees

On March 1, 2021, the maximum fees that the banks can collect from their corporate clients in relation to loans have been increased by an amendment to the Communiqué No. 2020/4 regarding the Restriction on Lender Fees (please see our client alert on the original version of the Communiqué at:

Through the recent amendments, the maximum rates of the disbursement and prepayment fees have been increased as follows:

  • the disbursement fee will not exceed 1,10% of the loan amount (prior to the amendment, this ratio was 1%); and
  • the maximum prepayment fee has been increased as follows:
  For loans disbursed before 01/03/2021 For loans disbursed after 01/03/2021
The prepayment fee will not exceed The prepayment fee will not exceed
For loans with a remaining maturity of 24 months or less 1% 2%
For loans with a remaining maturity of more than 24 months 2% 2% + 1% for each additional year (following the first 24 months)

For loan denominated in or indexed to a foreign currency, maximum prepayment fee will be calculated by increasing the above-stated rate for 1%.

The banks will be obliged to accept the prepayment requests of their corporate clients in case the prepayment is requested for the entire loan for the loans disbursed after 01/03/2021.


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