GEFF Kazakhstan - Bank CenterCredit (EBRD-52127)

  • Kazakhstan
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Financial Institutions
  • European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)
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Project Status
Bank Risk Rating
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Voting Date
May 13, 2021
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  • Finance
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Investment Type(s)
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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.
Project Cost (USD)
$ 20.00 million
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Bank Documents
Primary Source

Original disclosure @ EBRD website

Updated in EWS Apr 16, 2021

Disclosed by Bank Apr 7, 2021

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Project Description

Under this project EBRD is going to provide  a 3-year local currency senior loan of up to US$ 20 million in KZT equivalent to Bank CenterCredit JSC ("BCC") under the Green Economy Financing Facility ("GEFF") Kazakhstan.


The loan is provided with a purpose of to support local currency lending to eligible private micro, small and medium-sized enterprises ("MSMEs") for investments in climate change mitigation and adaptation technologies.


Investment Description
Private Actors Description

BCC is the 5th largest bank (out of 26) in Kazakhstan with total assets of US$ 4.4 billion, equity of US$ 313 million and market shares of 5.9% in total assets, 7.1 per cent in customer loans and 5.5 per cent in deposits as of  late 2020. The bank offers a wide range of retail, corporate and MSME products via its distribution network of 19 branches and 117 outlets in 18 cities and rural settlements of Kazakhstan.

Private Actor 1 Private Actor 1 Role Private Actor 1 Sector Relation Private Actor 2 Private Actor 2 Role Private Actor 2 Sector
- - - - BANK CENTERCREDIT JSC Client Finance

Contact Information


Zaure (727) 259 85 46www.bcc.kz38 Al-Farabi Avenue, Almaty, 050059, Kazakhstan


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