WCS COVID Abank (IFC-44119)

Countries
  • Turkey
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
Approved
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
Aug 7, 2020
The estimate day the bank will vote on a proposed investment. The decision dates may change, so review updated project documents or contact the EWS team.
Borrower
ALTERNATIFBANK ANONIM SIRKETI
The holder of the loan, grant, or other investment.
Sectors
  • Education and Health
  • Finance
The service or industry focus of the investment. A project can have several sectors.
Investment Type(s)
Loan
The categories of the bank investment: loan, grant, etc.
Investment Amount (USD)
$ 25.00 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, converted to USD$. Please review updated project documents for more information.
Loan Amount (USD)
$ 25.00 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 @ IFC website

Updated in EWS Oct 14, 2020

Disclosed by Bank Aug 21, 2020


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Project Description

According to IFC website, the investment consists of a one-year, renewable senior loan of up to US$25 million to Alternatif Bank under the FIG COVID-19 Emergency Response WCS Envelope (WCS Envelope). The WCS Envelope is designed to provide funding to existing IFC client banks in emerging markets that will then extend new trade-related or working capital loans to companies whose cash flows have been disrupted by the global outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic.

Investment Description
  • International Finance Corporation (IFC)
Financial Intermediary
A financial intermediary is a commercial bank or financial institution that receives funds from a development bank. A financial intermediary then lends these funds to their clients in the form of loans, bonds, guarantees and equity shares. Financial intermediaries include insurance, pension and equity funds.
Contact Information

Alternatifbank A.S.
Ahmet Kinalisoy
Structured Finance Manager
+90 212 315 70 96
ahmet.kinalisoy@alternatifbank.com.tr
Vadistanbul Bulvar, Ayazaga Mah. Cendere Cad. No: 109M 2D Blok 34485 Sariyer / Istanbul
alternatifbank.com.tr 

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