Xac Subdebt (IFC-41748)

  • Mongolia
Geographic location where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
Financial Institutions
  • International Finance Corporation (IFC)
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Bank Risk Rating
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  • Finance
The service or industry focus of the investment. A project can have several sectors.
Ring Fence
  • Small & Medium Enterprises
A financial intermediary is a commercial bank or financial institution that receives funds from a development bank, sometimes for a specific lending purpose. A "ring fence" is another name for this specific purpose. These funds are then used for lending by the financial intermediary to client companies or individuals.
Investment Amount (USD)
Not Disclosed
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Primary Source

Original disclosure @ IFC website

Updated in EWS Sep 9, 2019

Disclosed by Bank Nov 15, 2018

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Project Description
If provided by the financial institution, the Early Warning System Team writes a short summary describing the purported development objective of the project and project components. Review the complete project documentation for a detailed description.

According to IFC website, the proposed investment is a syndicated subordinated debt facility to XacBank, an existing partner of IFC and the fourth largest bank in Mongolia. It will include IFC’s own account exposure of up to US$10 million and mobilization of up to US$35 million. The proposed investment intends to provide the needed Tier-2 capital to strengthen the Bank’s capital structure, and to enable it to provide 3,600 to 8,000 additional loans to micro, small and medium enterprises in the country. 

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i) Project Outcomes: to strengthen capital position of a systemic bank in Mongolia, enabling it to provide 3,600 to 8,000 additional loans to Mongolian MSMEs and to improve access to finance. IFC expects the Bank's MSME loans to increase from the current 30% of its total loan portfolio to 40% by the end of the project period.

ii) Economy-wide Effects: to deliver economy-wide effect through providing additional financing to MSMEs that will increase economic activity and job creation.

iii) Contribution to Market Creation: to improve market competitiveness by motivating other players to increase lending to MSMEs.

Investment Description
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Financial Intermediary
A financial intermediary is a bank or financial institution that receives funds from a development bank. A financial intermediary then lends these funds to their clients (private actors) in the form of loans, bonds, guarantees and equity shares. Financial intermediaries include insurance, pension and equity funds. The direct financial relationship is between the development bank and the financial intermediary.
Private Actor Relationship
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There is often limited information publicly available about what development banks are funding through financial intermediaries. In 2021, the Early Warning System partnered with Oxfam International to incorporate information on high-risk projects being funded by financial intermediaries receiving funding from the International Finance Corporation (IFC) and the Dutch Development Bank (FMO).

The information listed below describes the relationship between the different private actors linked to high-risk sectors and subprojects of IFC and FMO's financial intermediary investments and/or the financial intermediary's parent companies made from 2017 through 2020, including any associated ring fences.

The database, however, does not explicitly or implicitly imply that IFC or FMO have material exposure to or are contractually or legally accountable to the sub-projects financed by their financial intermediaries or the financial intermediary's parent companies. It only shows a seemingly financial relationship among the different private actors, the financial intermediaries, and IFC or FMO.

Private Actors Description
A Private Actor is a non-governmental body or entity that is the borrower or client of a development project, which can include corporations, private equity and banks. This describes the private actors and their roles in relation to the project, when private actor information is disclosed or has been further researched.

XacBank is a commercial bank in Mongolia, offering retail, microfinance, SME and corporate banking services. As of December 31, 2017, the Bank had total assets of MNT3.0 trillion, and total shareholders’ equity MNT201.2 billion. It has 82 branches, 139 ATMs and about 1,286 staff across the country.

XacBank is wholly owned by TenGer Financial Group LLC (“TFG”), which is a Mongolian financial service holding company offering banking (XacBank), financial leasing (XacLeasing), insurance (Tenger Insurance) and micro credit services through its subsidiaries. Shareholders of TFG include Mongolyn Alt (MAK) LLC (20%), IFC (17.17%), ORIX Corporation (16.81%), European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (12.91%), National Bank of Canada (10.52%), RONOC (10.15%), Mongolia Opportunities Partners (6.63%), Triodos Fair Share Fund (3.73%) etc.

Contact Information
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Project Contact: Erdenebayar Ganzorig
CFO, XacBank 
Telephone No.: +976 7577-1888 ext.826
Email Address: erdenebayar.g@xacbank.mn
Office Address: XacBank HQ Bldg, Ulaanbaatar-14200, Post Branch 20A, PO Box-72, Mongolia.
Website: www.xacbank.mn


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