WCS2 GIME Bank (IFC-41537)

  • Nepal
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  • International Finance Corporation (IFC)
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Project Status
Bank Risk Rating
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Voting Date
Jun 19, 2018
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  • Finance
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Investment Type(s)
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 20.00 million
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Primary Source

Original disclosure @ IFC website

Updated in EWS Sep 9, 2019

Disclosed by Bank Jun 5, 2018

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Project Description

The project will provide funding to Global IME Bank Ltd in Nepal. The funding, through Global IME Bank Limited, will support the entities primarily, but not limited to Small and Medium Enterprises engaged in tourism, agriculture, micro finance and small & cottage industry sectors. 

The objective of the funding is to increase access to financing for tourism, agriculture, micro finance and small & cottage industry sectors in Nepal, a sector which is financially deprived due to the low supply of credit.

Investment Description
  • International Finance Corporation (IFC)
Private Actors

Global IME Bank Limited provides commercial banking services in Nepal. It offers saving, fixed, and current deposit products; and loans and advances, such as consumer/personal, small business, small and medium enterprises, and corporate loans.

Contact Information

For inquiries about the project

GIME Bank Limited 
Ms. Shanta Shiwakoti 
Chief Operating Officer 

Email and telephone contacts not provided at the time of disclosure.

Corporate Office, Kathmandu 

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