FIF - Bank CenterCredit MSME Loan III

Location:

Kazakhstan

Project number:

50056

Business sector:

Financial institutions

Notice type:

Private

Target board date:

20 Jun 2018

Status:

In Exploratory, Pending Final Review

PSD disclosed:

17 May 2018

Project Description

A 3-year local currency senior loan to Bank CenterCredit JSC ("BCC") in the amount of up to US$ 40 million in KZT equivalent. The financing will be used for on-lending to eligible private micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) in Kazakhstan.

Project Objectives

The Project aims to support local currency lending to the MSME sector in Kazakhstan by providing long-term financing to BCC, one of the largest lenders in the country. A special focus will be given to distribution of funds in the regions outside the cities of Astana and Almaty.

Transition Impact

The project will foster prudent commercial risk-based lending to private MSMEs in Kazakhstan, support BCC's expansion in MSME financing and building healthy portfolio, as well as will improve access to long-term funding in local currency for local MSMEs. The project will also focus on regional outreach and attraction of new MSME clients.

Client Information

BANK CENTERCREDIT JSC

JSC Bank CenterCredit ("BCC") is the 7th largest bank (out of 32) in Kazakhstan with total assets of US$ 4 bln and equity of US$ 388 mln and market shares of 5.3 per cent in total assets, 5.7 per cent in customer loans and 5.9 per cent in deposits as of the end of 2017. The bank offers a wide range of retail, corporate and MSME products via its distribution network of 19 branches and 101 outlets in 19 cities and rural settlements of Kazakhstan.

EBRD Finance Summary

USD 40,000,000.00

A senior loan of up to US$ 40 million in KZT equivalent.

Total Project Cost

USD 40,000,000.00

US$ 40 million in KZT equivalent.

Environmental and Social Summary

Categorised FI. BCC will be required to comply with PRs 2, 4 and 9 and adopt and implement the EBRD's E&S Risk Management Procedures for MSME loans and submit Annual Environmental and Social Reports to the EBRD.

Technical Cooperation

None.

Company Contact Information

Madina Sultanova
madina.sultanova@centercredit.kz
+ 7 (727) 259 85 46
www.bcc.kz
38 Al-Farabi Avenue, Almaty, 050059, Kazakhstan

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