FIF - Bank CenterCredit MSME IV Loan



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Financial institutions

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Approval date:

19 Jun 2019



PSD disclosed:

15 May 2019

Translated version of this PSD: Russian

Project Description

The provision of a 3-year local currency senior loan in the amount of up to US$ 30 million in KZT equivalent to Bank CenterCredit JSC ("BCC"). 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 Nur-Sultan 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


JSC Bank CenterCredit ("BCC") is the 6th largest bank (out of 28) in Kazakhstan with total assets of US$ 4 bln and equity of US$ 279 mln and market shares of 6.0 per cent in total assets, 7.9 per cent in customer loans and 6.2 per cent in deposits as of the end of 2018. The bank offers a wide range of retail, corporate and MSME products via its distribution network of 18 branches and 103 outlets in 18 cities and rural settlements of Kazakhstan.

EBRD Finance Summary

USD 30,000,000.00

A senior loan of up to US$ 30 million in KZT equivalent.

Total Project Cost

USD 30,000,000.00
US$ 30 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


Company Contact Information

Madina Sultanova
+ 7 (727) 259 85 46
38 Al-Farabi Avenue, Almaty, 050059, Kazakhstan

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