FIF - WB WiBP Loan II - Banca Intesa Belgrade (EBRD-48678)

Countries
  • Serbia
Where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
Financial Institutions
  • European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)
International, regional and national development finance institutions. Many of these banks have a public interest mission, such as poverty reduction.
Project Status
Proposed
Bank Risk Rating
FI
Risk rating varies among banks and may refer only to the particular investment and not to the risk for the project as a whole. Projects marked 'U' have an 'Unknown' risk rating at the time of disclosure.
Voting Date
May 4, 2017
The estimate day the bank will vote on a proposed investment. The decision dates may change, so review updated project documents or contact the EWS team.
Borrower
BANCA INTESA AD BEOGRAD
The holder of the loan, grant, or other investment.
Sectors
  • Finance
The service or industry focus of the investment. A project can have several sectors.
Investment Type(s)
Loan
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 5.35 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, converted to USD$. Please review updated project documents for more information.
Currency conversion note:
Bank reported EUR 5,000,000.00
Converted using 2017-03-31 exchange rate.
Primary Source

Original disclosure @ EBRD website

Updated in EWS Mar 31, 2017

Disclosed by Bank Mar 31, 2017


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Project Description
This project involves a senior loan of up to EUR5 million to Banca Intesa a.d. Beograd ('BIB'). The project will enable BIB to expand its lending to women-led micro and small businesses ('WiB MSMEs'), which continue to experience distinct limitations in access to finance.
Investment Description
  • European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)
Banca Intesa a.d. Belgrade is the largest bank in Serbia with the leading position in corporate and retail lending and a long-standing partner of the EBRD and. With total assets of EUR 4.5bn as of 31 December 2016 it accounts for 17% of banking assets in Serbia. BIB has been one of the most profitable banks in Serbia for many years, thanks to good diversification and efficient operations. BIB is the first-mover into lending to WiB MSMEs in Serbia and has demonstrated solid result upon implementation of the first round of WiB Programme in 2015-2016.
Contact Information
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