• Ecuador
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
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
Dec 14, 2017
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  • Finance
The service or industry focus of the investment. A project can have several sectors.
Investment Amount (USD)
$ 30.00 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 20, 2021

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Project Description

FMO will be highly additional by injecting long tenor financing to a bank in a sector with limited access to international funding, including long tenor financing. The bank provides short and long tenor financing to corporates and SMEs, with up to 8 years tenor. Since the bank’s funding is mostly short term (99% <1 year), FMO’s loan would improve the bank’s funding structure and allow to increase long tenor loans, currently financed mostly with equity. Partnering with Banco Bolivariano allows FMO to increase its reach in Ecuador, since the bank has a strong presence in Guayaquil and the coastal region of the country.


Investment Description
  • Netherlands Development Finance Company (FMO)

Funds will be directed to SMEs

Financial Intermediary
Private Actors
Private Actors Description

Bolivariano is a locally-owned Universal Bank with a strong regional presence in Guayaquil and the coastal region of Ecuador. The bank has a long track record (39 years of operations) and as of June 2017, it has TAs of USD 2,9 bln and ranks #6 in the sector, with a stable share of 8% TAs. The bank is focused on Corporate and SMEs segments (43.1% and 38.4% of total loans, respectively), with less relevant portfolios of loans to individuals (15.6%) and microfinance (2.9%).

Contact Information

No contact information provided at the time of disclosure. 


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