Finabank Equity (IDBI-12132-02)

  • Suriname
Where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
Financial Institutions
  • IDB Invest (IDBI)
International, regional and national development finance institutions. Many of these banks have a public interest mission, such as poverty reduction.
Project Status
Bank Risk Rating
Risk rating varies among banks and may refer only to the particular investment and not to the risk for the project as a whole. Projects marked 'U' have an 'Unknown' risk rating at the time of disclosure.
Voting Date
Dec 10, 2019
The estimate day the bank will vote on a proposed investment. The decision dates may change, so review updated project documents or contact the EWS team.
FinaBank N.V.
The holder of the loan, grant, or other investment.
  • Finance
The service or industry focus of the investment. A project can have several sectors.
Investment Type(s)
The categories of the bank investment: loan, grant, etc.
Investment Amount (USD)
$ 3.00 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, converted to USD$. Please review updated project documents for more information.
Primary Source

Original disclosure @ IDBI website

Updated in EWS Oct 26, 2019

Disclosed by Bank Oct 3, 2019

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Project Description

The project's main objective is to support the growth of Finabank's loan portfolio in Suriname by strengthening its capital. The idea is to consolidate a financial institution in the Caribbean that can facilitate loan access for private companies in an environment where financial options are limited, especially for medium-and long-term needs.

Established in 1991, Finabank operates in several areas of the commercial and retail banking sector, offering a wide range of products and financial services. Finabank's main focus has been to stay actively involved in client needs and offer customized financial services and products in order to create long-lasting partnerships.

People Affected By This Project







Implement IDB Invest's exclusion list

Ensure the inclusion of all activities on IDB Invest's exclusion list to the Finabank's exclusion list.

Updated exclusion list.

Prior to financial closure (sign credit agreement).


Strengthen existing policies

Together with an independent consultant, develop an Environmental and Social Management System (ESMS) that follows IFC's Performance Standard 1 guidelines. These should include: i) Environmental and social policy, ii) Internal organizational capacity, iii) Environmental and due diligence processes/procedures in identifying risks and impacts, iv) Portfolio monitoring and supervision, v) External communication procedure.

Environmental and Social Management System (ESMS). Proof of personnel training.

9 months after financial closure.


Capacity building and training

Together with an independent consultant, train personnel responsible for implementing the ESMS on ESA requirements of national laws and the implementation of IFC's performance standards (PS). Ensure that all new personnel receive the same training.

ESA training certificate for the personnel responsible for implementing the ESMS, as well as proof of ESA training for new personnel.

12 months after financial closure. And every time new personnel responsible for implementing the ESMS is incorporated.


Strengthen internal grievance procedure

Strengthen the current procedure by including the following aspects: i) record grievances, ii) assess the issues discussed and determine how to address them, iii) provide, document and monitor responses, iv) supplement the ESMS as required.

The grievance procedure must be disclosed to all employees, including indirect employees, in a clear and comprehensive manner.

Internal Grievance Mechanism. Evidence of internal socialization.

3 months after financial closure.

6. Contact Information.For project inquiries, including environmental and social questions related to an IDB Invest transaction please contact the client (seeInvestment Summarytab), or IDB Invest using the As a last resort, affected communities have access to the IDB Invest Independent Consultation and Investigation Mechanism by writing, or calling +1(202) 623-3952.

Investment Description
  • IDB Invest (IDBI)
Private Actors
Contact Information


The Independent Consultation and Investigation Mechanism (MICI) is the independent complaint mechanism and fact-finding body for people who have been or are likely to be adversely affected by an Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) or Inter-American Investment Corporation (IIC)-funded project. If you submit a complaint to MICI, they may assist you in addressing the problems you raised through a dispute-resolution process with those implementing the project and/or through an investigation to assess whether the IDB or IIC is following its own policies for preventing or mitigating harm to people or the environment. You can submit a complaint by sending an email to You can learn more about the MICI and how to file a complaint at,1752.html (in English) or,1752.html (Spanish).

Contact Name: Eblein Frangie
Title: Chief Executive Officer
Telephone:(597)472266 ext. 1300