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

Countries
  • Serbia
Geographic location 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
Stage of the project cycle. Stages vary by development bank and can include: pending, approval, implementation, and closed or completed.
Bank Risk Rating
FI
Environmental and social categorization assessed by the development bank as a measure of the planned project’s environmental and social impacts. A higher risk rating may require more due diligence to limit or avoid harm to people and the environment. For example, "A" or "B" are risk categories where "A" represents the highest amount of risk. Results will include projects that specifically recorded a rating, all other projects are marked ‘U’ for "Undisclosed."
Voting Date
May 4, 2017
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.
Borrower
BANCA INTESA AD BEOGRAD
A public entity (government or state-owned) provided with funds or financial support to manage and/or implement a project.
Sectors
  • Finance
The service or industry focus of the investment. A project can have several sectors.
Investment Type(s)
Loan
The categories of the bank investment: loan, grant, guarantee, technical assistance, advisory services, equity and fund.
Investment Amount (USD)
$ 5.35 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.
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
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.
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
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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.

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