FCHF Mortgages (IFC-43912)

  • Namibia
Geographic location where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
Financial Institutions
  • International Finance Corporation (IFC)
International, regional and national development finance institutions. Many of these banks have a public interest mission, such as poverty reduction.
Project Status
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Bank Risk Rating
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Voting Date
Sep 4, 2020
Date when project documentation and funding is reviewed by the Board for consideration and approval. Some development banks will state a "board date" or "decision date." When funding approval is obtained, the legal documents are accepted and signed, the implementation phase begins.
A public entity (government or state-owned) provided with funds or financial support to manage and/or implement a project.
  • Finance
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Investment Type(s)
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 48.00 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, this amount is converted to USD ($) on the date of disclosure. Please review updated project documents for more information.
Primary Source

Original disclosure @ IFC website

Updated in EWS Aug 5, 2020

Disclosed by Bank Aug 4, 2020

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Project Description
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According to bank provided information, the proposed project consists of two stages:

  1. IFC to provide a 3-year senior secured loan of up to ZAR801 million (US$48 million equivalent) to Namibia Home Loans (Pty) Ltd, a special purpose vehicle. First Capital Treasury Solutions (Pty) Ltd (FCTS or the Servicer) will provide the junior tranche of up to N$178 million while other investors will be providing an additional ZAR801 million. With total commitments of up to ZAR1,780 million (US$107 million equivalent), Namibia Home Loans will be providing mortgage financing to un(der)served families, promoting access to affordable housing in Namibia.
  2. On year 3, once the mortgage pool is in place, FCTS plans to place the notes issued by Namibia Home Loans and backed by the portfolio in a public securitization, aiming to broaden the investor base. To promote a successful placement of the first RMBS issuance in Namibia, IFC will be accompanying FCTS throughout the process. Then, IFC will have the Right of First Refusal to participate in, or purchase, a portion of the issuance for a total amount of up to ZAR801 million (US$48 million equivalent).
Investment Description
Here you can find a list of individual development financial institutions that finance the project.

The Project involves a 3-year senior loan of up to ZAR801 million (US$48 million equivalent) from IFC’s own account

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 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.

First Capital Treasury Solutions was established in July 2009 focusing on providing value focused alternative investment asset class and today manages over N$1.2 billion in real estate assets in the affordable housing segment. Their main product offering is home loans targeted at the Government Institutions Pension Fund (GIPF) members. FCTS is a licensed asset manager and its financial services activities are tightly governed by the Namibian Financial Supervisory Authority (NAMFISA) who regulates non-bank financial services providers in insurance and asset management in Namibia. 

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First Capital Treasury Solutions (Pty) Ltd
Tafadzwa Mashozhera
Chief Finance Officer
+264 61 446700
124 John Meinert Street Windhoek


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