Bank Kazansky SME Loan



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Approval date:

24 Jul 2007



PSD disclosed:

13 Apr 2007

Project Description

The proposed project envisages the establishment of a relationship with Bank Kazansky, one of the leading private banks of the Republic of Tatarstan, through extension of term financing for on-lending to SMEs. The project aims at diversification of Bank Kazansky’s funding base which would help the bank to strengthen its position as an SME-lending bank. The project will also be associated with the transformation of Bank Kazansky into a transparent and efficient financial institution.

Transition Impact

The project will promote financial intermediation in Russia by enhancing the ability of a private bank to compete on the basis of its strong local brand and quality of service, particularly reaching regional SME clients with longer tenor lending and trade finance products. The SME loan will assist the bank in its efforts to service smaller borrowers and further strengthen its market position.

The longer term loan will improve maturities of Bank Kazansky’s funding base and contribute to its diversification and stability. EBRD funds will also reach sub-borrowers that are currently inadequately served due to the lack of funding opportunities.

The project also seeks to set high standards of corporate governance for Bank Kazansky by streamlining the shareholders structure and promoting high governance and transparency standards. Adherence to these principles will strengthen the bank’s profile in the local and international financial markets.

The Client

Bank Kazansky is a universal privately owned regional bank established in 1994 and headquartered in the city of Kazan, Republic of Tatarstan. It is the sixth largest bank in Tatarstan and ranks among the country’s top 60 regional banks. The bank is serving corporate customers, with a particular focus on SME clients, and enjoys a strong retail customer base. Bank Kazansky is majority owned by the management team and not part of any industrial group.

EBRD Finance

Term Loan of USD 10 million.

Project Cost

USD 10 million.

Environmental Impact

Bank Kazansky will be required to adopt the EBRD’s Environmental Procedures for Intermediated Financing through Local Banks and to apply these procedures to the whole range of its commercial lending operations. This includes adherence to the FI Environmental Exclusion and Referral List, compliance with the applicable national environmental, health and safety and labour legislation, appointment of a member of senior management with overall responsibility for the implementation of environmental procedures, and submission of annual environmental reports to EBRD.

Technical Cooperation


Company Contact

Mr Roman Kukovitskiy, Deputy Chairman of the Board

Yamasheva Str 61,
Kazan 420126,
Republic of Tatarstan,
Russian Federation


Tel: +7 (843) 517 4392 / 4371


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