Amret Transform (IFC-601602)

Countries
  • Cambodia
Where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
Financial Institutions
  • International Finance Corporation (IFC)
International, regional and national development finance institutions. Many of these banks have a public interest mission, such as poverty reduction.
Project Status
Active
Bank Risk Rating
FI
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
Oct 14, 2016
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Borrower
Amret
The holder of the loan, grant, or other investment.
Sectors
  • Finance
The service or industry focus of the investment. A project can have several sectors.
Project Cost (USD)
$ 0.17 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, converted to USD$. Please see updated project documentation for more information.
Primary Source

Original disclosure @ IFC website

Updated in EWS Aug 3, 2018

Disclosed by Bank Jun 13, 2017


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Project Description

The project will support AMRET in two phases: (i) Support the institution to obtain necessary information to make an informed decision about its growth model; and (ii) Provide advice on AMRET's strategic actions to mitigate the impact of the imposed interest rate cap to microfinance and rural lending.

People Affected By This Project

The project is intended to provide objective information to AMRET's Board and management about institutional options for growth and expansion; as well as strategic actions to mitigate the negative impact of a recently imposed interest rate cap to microfinance.

Investment Description
  • International Finance Corporation (IFC)
Private Actors

Amret Co. Ltd. provides micro-financing services to small and medium size enterprises. It offers solidarity credit services; individual credit services that include business, home improvement, consumption, bio-digester, agriculture, and small and medium enterprise loans. The company also provides saving and deposit products; inter-branch money transfer (local money transfer) services that include cash to cash, cash to account, account to account, and account to cash; bill payment services; and mobile saving collection services that enables customers to perform deposit and withdrawal on their accounts.

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