According to the bank, the proposed project (the Project) consists of a Synthetic Risk Transfer (“SRT”) transaction in which IFC will take up to MXN 2.4 billion of unfunded mezzanine risk exposure towards a MXN 34.3 billion portfolio of SME and mid-sized corporate loans originated by Santander Mexico. The capital relief Santander Mexico obtains from the SRT will enable it to significantly increase its SME lending.
The project will enable Santander Mexico to increase the amount of its SME and mid-market lending. The project will also contribute to creating a market for SRTs in Latin America by promoting integration of the region into the global SRT market through eventual replication of this transaction by others.
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