Rand Merchant Bank ("RMB") is a division of FirstRand Bank Limited, one of the leading financial institutions in Africa. RMB is a leading African corporate and investment bank offering advisory, funding, trading, corporate banking and principal investing solutions. RMB is active in over 35 countries in Africa and also has branches in London and India and representative offices in Dubai and Shanghai. RMB is therefore well positioned to assist with trade and investment flows between Europe/the Middle East/Asia and Africa.
According to bank documents, by supporting RMB's trade finance activities, FMO helps addressing the trade finance gap thereby increasing the RMB's capacity to facilitate trade flows with- and within Africa.
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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