FMO will invest in LeapFrog II Inclusion Holdings, a special purpose vehicle set up to invest in Indonesian multi-finance platform, PT Reliance Capital Management. Reliance is an insurance company (general, health and life) that also offers retail securities and loan products and is in the process of buying a 40% stake in local Indonesian bank Bank Kesejahteraan. Together, FMO and Leapfrog will provide funding that will be used to capitalize Bank Kesejahteraan, improve IT systems in the insurance business and provide financing to Reliance's multi-finance platform.
Less than 19.6% of Indonesians (250 million people) currently have a bank account. At the same time, insurance penetration is at a mere 1.8%. Reliance currently reaches out to 450,000 direct clients, a figure that will increase after the acquisition of Bank Kesejahteraan. Through this transaction, FMO offers access to finance in a largely underserved market.
ACCOUNTABILITY MECHANISM OF FMO
Communities who believe they will be negatively affected by a project funded by the Dutch Development Bank (FMO) may be able to file a complaint with the Independent Complaints Mechanism, which is the joint independent accountability mechanism of the Dutch Development Bank (FMO) and the German Investment Corporation (KfW) . A complaint can be filed in writing, by email, post, or online. The complaint can be filed in English or any other language of the complainant. The Independent Complaints Mechanism is comprised of a three-member Independent Expert Panel and it can provide either problem-solving, compliance review or both, in either order. Additional information about this accountability mechanism, including a guide and template for filing a complaint, can be found at: https://www.fmo.nl/independent-complaints-mechanism