Enterprises which meet the following criteria are eligible to apply for guarantee under the SFGS:
- must be a company, sole proprietorship, partnership or unincorporated body of persons which has business operation in Hong Kong and remains registered under the Business Registration Ordinance (Chapter 310 of the Laws of Hong Kong);
- shall not be carrying on the business of a lender or otherwise providing funds available for borrowing in any way;
- shall not be an affiliate of the lender ; and
- not a company or corporation which has any of its shares listed on The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited (whether on its Main Board or the Growth Enterprise Market) or any similar exchange in or outside Hong Kong.