ACCESS BANK PLC. (FMO-53605)

Countries
  • Nigeria
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
Dec 18, 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
Access Bank
The holder of the loan, grant, or other investment.
Sectors
  • Agriculture and Forestry
  • Finance
The service or industry focus of the investment. A project can have several sectors.
Ring Fence
  • Small & Medium Enterprises
A financial intermediary is a commercial bank or financial institution that receives funds from a development bank, sometimes for a specific lending purpose. A "ring fence" is another name for this specific purpose. These funds are then used for lending by the financial intermediary to client companies or individuals.
Investment Type(s)
Loan
The categories of the bank investment: loan, grant, etc.
Investment Amount (USD)
$ 38.00 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 FMO's website, this project provides financing to Access Bank Plc to support local entrepreneurs in the agribusiness and small and medium-sized enterprise (SME) sectors in Nigeria.

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 Actor Relationship

There is often limited information publicly available about what development banks are funding through financial intermediaries. In 2021, the Early Warning System partnered with Oxfam International to incorporate information on high-risk projects being funded by financial intermediaries receiving funding from the International Finance Corporation (IFC) and the Dutch Development Bank (FMO).

The information listed below describes the relationship between the different private actors linked to high-risk sectors and subprojects of IFC and FMO's financial intermediary investments and/or the financial intermediary's parent companies made from 2017 through 2020, including any associated ring fences.

The database, however, does not explicitly or implicitly imply that IFC or FMO have material exposure to or are contractually or legally accountable to the sub-projects financed by their financial intermediaries or the financial intermediary's parent companies. It only shows a seemingly financial relationship among the different private actors, the financial intermediaries, and IFC or FMO.

Private Actors Description

"Access Bank Plc is a full-service commercial Bank operating through a network of 310 branches and service outlets located in major centres across Nigeria, Sub-Saharan Africa and the United Kingdom. Listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange in 1998, the Bank serves its various markets through 5 business segments: Corporate and Investment Banking, Commercial Banking, Business Banking, Personal Banking, Operations and IT Divisions. The Bank has over 800,000 shareholders including several Nigerian and International Institutional Investors and has enjoyed one of Africa’s most successful banking growth trajectory in the last 16 years."

Private Actor 1 Private Actor 1 Role Private Actor 1 Sector Relation Private Actor 2 Private Actor 2 Role Private Actor 2 Sector
Access Bank Group Investor Finance invests in Bk Of Ind Ltd Parent Company Construction
Access Bank Group Investor Finance invests in EA Field New Wells Drilling Client Mining
Access Bank Group Investor Finance invests in Eni SpA Parent Company Mining
Access Bank Group Investor Finance invests in Federal Republic of Nigeria Parent Company Mining
Access Bank Group Investor Finance invests in Nigeria Liquified Natural Gas Client Mining
Access Bank Group Investor Finance invests in Nigeria LNG Complex Train 7 Client Mining
Access Bank Group Investor Finance invests in Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation Parent Company Mining
Access Bank Group Investor Finance invests in Project Cheetah (Infill Client Mining
Access Bank Group Investor Finance invests in Royal Dutch Shell Parent Company Mining
Access Bank Group Investor Finance invests in Royal Dutch Shell plc Parent Company Mining
Access Bank Group Investor Finance invests in STOGG Eagle Funding Ltd Client Mining
Access Bank Group Investor Finance invests in total Parent Company Mining
Eni SpA Parent Company Mining owns Nigeria LNG Complex Train 7 Client Mining
Federal Republic of Nigeria Parent Company Mining owns Nigeria Liquified Natural Gas Client Mining
Federal Republic of Nigeria Parent Company Mining owns Project Cheetah (Infill Client Mining
Federal Republic of Nigeria Parent Company Mining owns STOGG Eagle Funding Ltd Client Mining
Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation Parent Company Mining owns Nigeria LNG Complex Train 7 Client Mining
Royal Dutch Shell Parent Company Mining owns Nigeria LNG Complex Train 7 Client Mining
Royal Dutch Shell plc Parent Company Mining owns EA Field New Wells Drilling Client Mining
total Parent Company Mining owns Nigeria LNG Complex Train 7 Client Mining

Contact Information

No contact information available at time of writing.

ACCESS TO INFORMATION
As part of FMO's ex-ante disclosure (disclosure of transactions before contracting), you can send requests or questions for additional information to: disclosure@fmo.nl

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