• 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
Nov 27, 2017
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Banco Internacional
The holder of the loan, grant, or other investment.
  • Finance
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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.
Primary Source

Original disclosure @ FMO website

Updated in EWS May 20, 2021

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Project Description

FMO financing will be directed to Women SME’s and SME clients which helps develop the Ecuadorian economy and supports (formal) job creation.

Investment Description
  • Netherlands Development Finance Company (FMO)

FMO will fund USD 20 mln of a USD 50 mln arranged facility. The funds will be partly used for on-lending to women-owned small and medium-sized enterprises in Ecuador and for on-lending to other small and medium-sized enterprises in Ecuador.

Financial Intermediary
Private Actors
Private Actors Description

Banco Internacional is part of Grupo Fierro, a Spanish-owned conglomerate comprising among others of Banbif in Peru, a former client of FMO. Banco Internacional was established in 1973 and was the first Ecuadorian bank to join the SWIFT network in 1981. Banco Internacional is recognized as a safe, solid bank focused on corporates and a leader in international trade finance. Banco Internacional is a top performer of the Ecuadorian banking system in terms of portfolio quality, efficiency and growth.

Contact Information

No contact information provided at the time of disclosure. 


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