Banco Pichincha C.A. (FMO-53637)

  • Ecuador
Where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
Financial Institutions
  • Netherlands Development Finance Company (FMO)
International, regional and national development finance institutions. Many of these banks have a public interest mission, such as poverty reduction.
Project Status
Bank Risk Rating
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Voting Date
Dec 11, 2018
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Banco Pichincha C.A.
The holder of the loan, grant, or other investment.
  • Industry and Trade
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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.
Primary Source

Original disclosure @ FMO website

Updated in EWS May 20, 2021

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Project Description

This loan will be earmarked for financing of female MSMEs to support reducing inequalities and gender equality.

FMO proposes to arrange a syndicated facility and takes USD 20 mln for its own account. The facility will be subordinated such that it qualifies as Tier 2 capital for Banco Pichincha regulatory capital. The proceeds of the loan will further be earmarked to finance women-owned SMEs.

Investment Description
  • Netherlands Development Finance Company (FMO)
Financial Intermediary
Private Actors
Private Actors Description

Banco Pichincha C.A. is Ecuador’s largest bank with more than 100-year old history. It accounts for 28.4% of the banking system’s assets in 2017. Pichincha has a diverse business model but is mainly retail driven. The bank has a stable and diversified deposit funding base. The group has presence in four countries, including Ecuador, the U.S. (a branch in Miami), Colombia and Spain. Pichincha has been an anchor FMO client in Ecuador since 2011.

Contact Information

No contact information provided at the time of disclosure. 


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