DCM-YKB Covered Bond (IFC-39501)

  • Europe and Central Asia
Where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
  • Turkey
Where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
Financial Institutions
  • International Finance Corporation (IFC)
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Project Status
Bank Risk Rating
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Voting Date
Jun 2, 2017
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  • Finance
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Investment Type(s)
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 150.00 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 Aug 27, 2018

Disclosed by Bank Apr 25, 2017

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Project Description

The project (the “Project”) involves supporting Yapi Kredi Bank A.S. (“YKB”, or the “Bank”), through the purchase of an IFC-only issuance of covered bond of up to US$150 million. The underlying asset pool will be backed by YKB’s existing mortgage portfolio. The proceeds of IFC’s investment would provide YKB long term financing to support the mortgage segment of its lending operations, with some portion to be allocated to ‘green’ mortgages per IFC's eligibility criteria.

Established in 1944, YKB is the 4th largest private bank in Turkey; operating in retail (individual and SME), private and corporate / commercial banking. As of end-2016, YKB operates all around Turkey through its 936 branches and 19,400+ employees. In addition to universal banking services, Yapi Kredi Group also operates in leasing, factoring and asset management businesses. Yapi Kredi Group also has banking subsidiaries in the Netherlands, Russia, Azerbaijan and Malta.

As of end-2016, YKB posted Total Assets of TRY271 billion, Net Loans of TRY176.5 billion and Net Income of TRY2,932 million on a consolidated basis.

YKB is an existing IFC client.

Investment Description
  • International Finance Corporation (IFC)

Yapi Kredi Bankasi A.S. is owned 81.8% by Koc Financial Services ("KFS"). KFS is a Unicredit (an Italian banking group) and Koc Holding JV (a Turkish conglomerate). Both Unicredit and Koc Group have 40.9% stake at YKB each. The remaining 18.2% is listed on the Istanbul Stock Exchange.

Koc Holding A.S. is the largest industrial conglomerate in Turkey, and that country's only entry on the Fortune Global 500 list. Koc Holding is headquartered in Istanbul, Turkey. As of end-2016, Koc Group had Total Assets of EUR23.7 billion and Net Income of EUR1,036 million. Koc Holding is rated Baa3 (Negative outlook) by Moody’s and BBB- (Negative outlook) by S&P.

Unicredit Group, with roots dating back to 1473, is a systemically important financial institution headquartered in Milan, Italy. The Group operates through leading banks in 14 countries and its network in another 18 countries. As of end-2016, Unicredit Group has Total Assets of EUR860 billion and Net Income of EUR18,801 million. Unicredit is rated Baa1 by Moody's, BBB+ by Fitch and BBB- by S&P.

The Project is a proposal to invest up to US$150 million on IFC’s own account in a new tranche under YKB’s existing Covered Bond Programme to support YKB's on-lending activities to residential mortgage projects in Turkey.

Private Actors

Yapi Kredi Bankasi A.S. is owned 81.8% by Koc Financial Services (KFS). KFS is a Unicredit (an Italian banking group) and Koc Holding JV (a Turkish conglomerate). Both Unicredit and Koc Group have 40.9% stake at YKB each. The remaining 18.2% is listed on the Istanbul Stock Exchange.

Contact Information

Project Contact: Ms. Sinem Emiroglu
Head of Financial Institutions, Yapi ve Kredi Bankasi A.S. 
Telephone No.: +90 212 339 70 00
Email Address: sinem.emiroglu@yapikredi.com.tr
Office Address: Yapi ve Kredi Bankasi A.S. Yapi Kredi Plaza D Blok Levent 34330 Istanbul Turkey
Website: www.yapikredi.com.tr


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