Eastern Bank Limited (FMO-50635)

Countries
  • Bangladesh
Where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
Financial Institutions
  • Netherlands Development Finance Company (FMO)
International, regional and national development finance institutions. Many of these banks have a public interest mission, such as poverty reduction.
Project Status
Approved
Bank Risk Rating
A
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
Feb 6, 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
Eastern Bank Limited (EBL)
The holder of the loan, grant, or other investment.
Sectors
  • Climate and Environment
  • 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, etc.
Investment Amount (USD)
$ 20.00 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, converted to USD$. Please review updated project documents for more information.
Primary Source

Original disclosure @ FMO website

Updated in EWS May 19, 2021


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Project Description

According to the FMO's webpage, this project provides financing to Eastern Bank Limited, for on-lending to local small and medium-size enterprises (SMEs) and "green" projects.

Investment Description
  • Netherlands Development Finance Company (FMO)
Private Actors
Private Actors Description

Eastern Bank Limited (EBL), founded in 1992, has established itself as a leading private commercial bank in the country with corporate banking, consumer and Small and Medium Enterprises (SME) Banking services. The customers are served through a network of 81 Branches, countrywide. EBL has its presence in the major cities/towns in the country including Dhaka and Chittagong region. EBL has won the Best Bank in Bangladesh award in the Euromoney Awards for Excellence in 2016.

Contact Information

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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/independent-complaints-mechanism