Coop Bank II (IFC-35393)

Regions
  • Africa
Where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
Countries
  • Kenya
Where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
Financial Institutions
  • International Finance Corporation (IFC)
International, regional and national development finance institutions. Many of these banks have a public interest mission, such as poverty reduction.
Project Status
Active
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
Nov 30, 2015
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Borrower
THE CO-OPERATIVE BANK OF KENYA LIMITED
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)
$ 105.00 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 @ IFC website

Updated in EWS Jul 31, 2018

Disclosed by Bank Oct 28, 2015


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Project Description

This project finances a loan to Co-operative Bank of Kenya Ltd to support its increased lending to small and medium-sized enterprises and co-operatives, including Women-owned Enterprises, and to promote affordable housing through the expansion of mortgage and construction finance.

Investment Description
  • International Finance Corporation (IFC)

Co-operative Bank of Kenya Ltd was established in 1965 as a co-operative society by agricultural marketing co-operative societies to provide access to affordable finance for players in the agricultural sector. Over the years, it has transformed to a leading universal bank in Kenya serving all market segments including co-operatives, corporates, Small and Medium Enterprises and micro-enterprises. In 2008, Co-operative Bank of Kenya Ltd became a public company and was listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange. Today, it is the 2nd largest bank in Kenya by total assets and has network of 143 branches, over 8,700 agency banking sites and 567 ATMs. Co-operative Bank of Kenya Ltd has four subsidiaries, including a banking subsidiary in South Sudan, and one associate company. Its largest shareholder is Co-op Holdings Cooperative Society Limited, which holds a 64.56% stake in the bank on behalf of over 3,800 cooperative societies and unions who were shareholders of the bank prior to its listing on the Nairobi Securities Exchange. The balance of Co-operative Bank of Kenya Ltd's shareholding is held by an estimated 98,000 shareholders.

Private Actors

Co-operative Bank of Kenya Ltd (“Co-op Bank” or the “Bank”) was established in 1965 as a co-operative society by agricultural marketing co-operative societies to provide access to affordable finance for players in the agricultural sector. Over the years, the Bank has transformed to a leading universal bank in Kenya serving all market segments including co-operatives, corporates, Small and Medium Enterprises (“SMEs”) and micro-enterprises. In 2008, the Bank became a public company and was listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange (“NSE”). Today, Co-op Bank is the 2nd largest bank in Kenya by total assets and has network of 143 branches, over 8,700 agency banking sites and 567 ATMs. The Bank has four subsidiaries, including a banking subsidiary in South Sudan, and one associate company.

Contact Information

Patrick Nyaga
Director of Finance & Strategy
Co-operative Bank House
Haile Selassie Avenue
P.O. Box 48231 - 00100 Nairobi, Kenya
Telephone: 3276000 Fax: 219831

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