According to IFC website, the investment is for IFC to provide a 5-year tenor A loan amounting US$ 30 million to Bank South Pacific Limited channeled to RMA Financial Services (Cambodia) Plc to support RMA FS Cambodia’s portfolio growth. RMA FS Cambodia will soon be renamed to BSP Finance (Cambodia) Plc.
IFC's role is expected to encompass the following: (i) providing the Bank with a long-term USD loan to underpin their long-term strategy in Asia Pacific region especially in PNG and Cambodia both of which are IDA countries; (ii) demonstrating confidence in and support for the largest and indigenous bank in PNG implementing its long-term strategic goals of expansion to other region; and (iii) increasing access to finance for agriculture related businesses in Cambodia, which is important sector for the country's economy, generating 70% of employment and contributing to more than 30% of the country's GDP and yet vulnerable due to poor business environment and little investment.
Bank South Pacific Limited
BSP is a major commercial banking and finance group across Pacific, offering various banking services from personal banking to SME and Corporate banking. It was established in 1957 in Port Moresby as a branch of the National Bank of Australasia Limited. In 1995 a consortium of Papua New Guinea (“PNG”) businesses acquired the bank creating the first and only PNG private sector owned bank. Bank South Pacific purchased the State Owned - PNG Banking Corporation (PNGBC - formerly CBA PNG) in 2002 creating the largest Bank in PNG.
The largest shareholder is Kumul Consolidated Holding Ltd, a state-owned corporation that acts as the government’s investment vehicle, holding 18.01% of ownership followed by Nambawan Super Ltd., a corporate trustee, with 12.30% ownership. IFC and IFC Capitalisation Fund LP hold altogether 9.74% of ownership in the Bank, with equal shareholding. Each of the remaining shareholders holds less than 10% shares ownership and most of them are local funds and companies, as well as individual shareholders who have subscribed to the listed shares of the Bank on PNG Stock Exchange.
RMA Financial Services (Cambodia) PLC
RMA FS Cambodia is a privately owned leasing company established in Cambodia in 2013, with a focus on asset finance for local commercial vehicles and light agriculture machineries for SMEs. The Company is 50 percent owned by the Bank while the remaining 50 percent of the stake in RMA FS Cambodia is owned by Devco Capital Limited, a company in Hong Kong, which is ultimately owned by RMA Holdings LLC, a company based in the United States (collectively “RMA Group”). The majority of RMA Holdings LLC is owned by the Whitcraft family. The RMA Group is an internationally diversified company providing products and services for clients operating in challenging markets.
The Bank of South Pacific Limited is a major commercial banking and finance group across Pacific, offering various banking services from personal banking to SME and Corporate banking. It was established in 1957 in Port Moresby as a branch of the National Bank of Australasia Limited. In 1995 a consortium of Papua New Guinea (“PNG”) businesses acquired the bank creating the first and only PNG private sector owned bank. Bank South Pacific purchased the State Owned - PNG Banking Corporation (PNGBC - formerly CBA PNG) in 2002 creating the largest Bank in PNG.
Project Contact: Robin Fleming
Chief Executive Officer, Bank of South Pacific
Office Address: PO Box 78, Port Moresby, NCD, Papua New Guinea
Telephone No.: +675-322-9168
Fax No.: +675-320-2683
Email Address: email@example.com
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