Sparkasse bank Macedonia - 2nd mortgage (EBRD-51578)

Countries
  • Macedonia
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
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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."
Borrower
Sparkasse Bank Macedonia (SBM)
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)
$ 3.32 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 3 million
Converted using 2019-12-02 exchange rate.
Loan Amount (USD)
$ 3.32 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.
Project Cost (USD)
$ 3.32 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 3 million
Converted using 2019-12-02 exchange rate.
Primary Source

Original disclosure @ EBRD website

Updated in EWS Dec 10, 2019

Disclosed by Bank Dec 2, 2019


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Project Description
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According to EBRD website, the loan will be used by SBM to provide long-term financing for residential mortgage lending in North Macedonia. This project will support SBM's competitiveness by providing much-needed long term funding to support the growth of the retail portfolio. Mortgage lending is the backbone of SBM's retail growth plans.

Investment Description
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Financial Intermediary
A financial intermediary is a 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
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Sparkasse Bank Makedonija ("SBM") is a universal commercial bank, that is the 7th largest bank in Macedonia with a 4% market share by total assets. SBM is fully owned by Steiermarkische Bank und Sparkassen AG, Austria ("STSP"). STSP has just acquired 2nd bank on the Macedonian market - Ohridska Banka (OB) from Soc Gen. (5th largest, with around 8% market share). SBM and OB will be merged in 2021, after which the new bank will be the 4th largest on the market with 12-13% market share.


Contact Information
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Viktorija Jovanovska
viktorija.jovanovska@sparkasse.mk
+389 75 495 018
+ 389 2 3200 515
https://sparkasse.mk
Makedonija Street 9-11, 1000 Skopje

ACCOUNTABILITY MECHANISM OF EBRD

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