Credit Libanais - Regional TFP and SME loan (EBRD-49858)

  • Lebanon
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
Bank Risk Rating
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
Jun 21, 2019
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Credit Libanais SAL
The holder of the loan, grant, or other investment.
  • Finance
The service or industry focus of the investment. A project can have several sectors.
Investment Type(s)
The categories of the bank investment: loan, grant, etc.
Investment Amount (USD)
$ 50.00 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, converted to USD$. Please review updated project documents for more information.
Project Cost (USD)
$ 50.00 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, converted to USD$. Please see updated project documentation for more information.
Primary Source

Original disclosure @ EBRD website

Updated in EWS Jul 26, 2019

Disclosed by Bank May 15, 2019

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Project Description

According to bank documents, the projectinvolves provision of (i) a TFP limit of USD 50 million to Credit Libanais SAL ("CL") and (ii) a loan of up to USD 50 million to CL in order to on-lend to micro, small and medium-sized enterprises ("MSMEs") in Lebanon.

The TFP limit will support CL in serving its trade finance customers, while the loan will be used to onlend to MSMEs in Lebanon.

Investment Description
Financial Intermediary
Financial Intermediary: A commercial 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

Credit Libanais SAL is Lebanon's 9th largest bank with assets of USD 12.4 billion. It was established in 1961.

CL operates through 71 branches in Lebanon complemented by a branch in Cyprus, a branch in Bahrain, 2 branches in Iraq, a subsidiary in Senegal and a Representative Office in Montreal, Canada. CL also owns an investment bank, Islamic bank, a leasing company and an insurance company that are domiciled in Lebanon.

Through its local and foreign network, CL offers a broad array of financial products and services that embrace retail, corporate, investment banking, Islamic banking, leasing, micro-finance and SME funding that can be tailored to our client's needs.

CL is a pioneer in e-banking services, operating a wide network of ATMs and POS, an advanced Call Centre and internet banking services that its customers can easily and securely access from anywhere in the world.

Contact Information

Anthony Jabbour - Head of Financial Institutions
+961 1 608250


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