Republic Bank - Caribbean Partnership (IDBI-12469-01)

Countries
  • Trinidad and Tobago
Where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
Financial Institutions
  • IDB Invest
International, regional and national development finance institutions. Many of these banks have a public interest mission, such as poverty reduction.
Project Status
Proposed
Bank Risk Rating
FI
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
Feb 26, 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.
Borrower
Republic Bank Ltda
The holder of the loan, grant, or other investment.
Sectors
  • Finance
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Investment Type(s)
Loan
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 75.00 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, converted to USD$. Please review updated project documents for more information.
Project Cost (USD)
$ 75.00 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, converted to USD$. Please see updated project documentation for more information.
Primary Source

Original disclosure @ IDBI website

Updated in EWS Jan 24, 2019


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Project Description

According to the bank, the proposed transaction consists of an unsecured subordinated loan to Republic Bank Ltd. ("Republic", "Republic Bank" or the "Bank") denominated in US Dollars ("US$") for up to US$75 million. The tenor of the financing will be up to seven years. IDB Invest's subordinated loan will be used by Republic Bank to (i) finance its digital integration process; and (ii) increase the size of its retail portfolio by funding small and medium-sized enterprises ("SME") and housing.

Investment Description
  • IDB Invest
Private Actors
Contact Information

Parasram Salickram
Title: General Manager
Telephone: +1 (868) 625-3617
Email:
psalickram@republictt.com

Contact Information For project inquiries, including E&S questions related to an IDB Invest transaction, please contact the client (see Investment Summary tab), or IDB Invest using the email divulgacionpublica@iadb.org. As a last resort, affected communities have access to the IDB Invest Independent Consultation and Investigation Mechanism by writing to mecanismo@iadb.org or  MICI@iadb.org, or calling +1(202) 623-3952.