FMO provided Sekerbank with a syndicated multi-currency facility with total commitments of around USD 115 million, partially in Turkish Lira. In this facility OPEC Fund for International Development (OFID) joined FMO as parallel lender, while the Korean Development Bank (KDB) and the ACTIAM FMO SME Finance Fund acted as participants. It is the first syndicated loan in Turkey providing a local bank with up to 5 years of commercial funding. The loan will support Sekerbank in providing its clients with green lines to lend into energy efficiency and renewable energy projects, and in supporting Turkish SMEs and businesses in cross border trade activities.
Sekerbank T.A.S. was founded in 1953 with the small savings of hundreds of thousands of Anatolian sugar beet cooperative farmers with the aim of supporting rural development and the sugar industry. Today, it provides services in the fields of Small Business and Agricultural Banking, Commercial/SME Banking, Corporate Banking, and Retail Banking.
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/