Capital Bank of Jordan WCS (IFC-44560)

  • Jordan
Geographic location where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
Financial Institutions
  • International Finance Corporation (IFC)
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Project Status
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Bank Risk Rating
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Voting Date
Mar 12, 2022
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Investment Type(s)
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 25.00 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, this amount is converted to USD ($) on the date of disclosure. Please review updated project documents for more information.
Primary Source

Original disclosure @ IFC website

Updated in EWS May 31, 2022

Disclosed by Bank Feb 9, 2022

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Project Description
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According to bank provided information, the proposed investment consists of a one-year senior loan, renewable for an additional one-year, of up to US$25 million to Capital Bank of Jordan (“CAP” or the “Bank”) under the 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 trade-related or working capital loans to companies whose cash flows have been disrupted by the global outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic.                                                          

Investment Description
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The proposed loan of up to US$25 million under the WCS COVID-19 response facility is a one-year loan, with the option to be rolled over for an additional one year at IFC’s discretion, from IFC’s own account. The use of proceeds will be directed to working capital or trade loans to SMEs in Jordan.

Financial Intermediary
A financial intermediary is a bank or financial institution that receives funds from a development bank. A financial intermediary then lends these funds to their clients (private actors) in the form of loans, bonds, guarantees and equity shares. Financial intermediaries include insurance, pension and equity funds. The direct financial relationship is between the development bank and the financial intermediary.
Private Actors Description
A Private Actor is a non-governmental body or entity that is the borrower or client of a development project, which can include corporations, private equity and banks. This describes the private actors and their roles in relation to the project, when private actor information is disclosed or has been further researched.

Capital Bank, established in 1995, is a listed company on Amman Stock Exchange. The Bank offers a broad range of banking and financial products and services through an established network of 26 branches. CAP is also present in Iraq through its subsidiary, National Bank of Iraq, one of the main private banks offering banking and financial services to different sectors in the Iraqi market. In addition to banking, CAP also offers brokerage and financial advisory services regionally through its wholly owned subsidiaries: Capital Investment and Brokerage Company in Jordan, Capital Investment Fund Company in Bahrain, and Capital Bank Corporate Advisory in Dubai.

CAP has a diversified shareholding structure. Its largest shareholders include members of Al Janabi Family (collectively owning 21.24 percent), the Social Security Corporation (9.46 percent), members of the Darwazeh family (collectively owning 8.66 percent shareholding), Sara International Holding Ltd (5.03 percent) and Mr. Bassem Al-Salem (5.02 percent).  

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Capital Bank of Jordan PLC
Jamal Al Qudah
Head of Financial Institutions
+962 6 5100200 
P.O.BOX 941283, Amman Jordan 11194 


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