Alfalah SCF (IFC-602228)

Countries
  • Pakistan
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
U
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
Sep 1, 2017
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Sectors
  • Finance
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Investment Type(s)
Advisory Services
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 0.60 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 @ IFC website

Updated in EWS Apr 12, 2018

Disclosed by Bank Apr 11, 2018


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Project Description

IFC is providing advisory support to Bank Alfalah for scaling up of its Supply Chain Finance Program. IFC will support Bank Alfalah in conducting market sizing to quantifying the SCF opportunity, develop a Go to Market approach and build bank staff capacity for implementation of Supply Chain Finance program.

People Affected By This Project

IFC is working with Bank Alfalah Ltd , 5th largest commercial bank in Pakistan, for capacity building of its Supply Chain Finance.

Supply Chain Finance provides a unique opportunity to SMEs in getting access to financing leveraging the Corporate Anchor financial strength. Banks have typically shied away from SMEs due to the perception of high risk associated with SME lending. Supply Chain Finance Program provides comfort to banks that choose to extend credit to SMEs since the financing is supported by underlying corporate supply chain.

Investment Description
  • International Finance Corporation (IFC)
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