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Kazakhstan MSME Framework Facility



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Business sector:

Financial institutions

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Approval date:

10 Dec 2014



PSD disclosed:

10 Nov 2014

Sub-projects signed under this framework

Translated version of thie PSD: Russian

Project Description

The EBRD is considering a 5 year senior loan to Bank CenterCredit in the amount of KZT 9.3 billion  (ca. USD 50 million). The financing will be used for on-lending to eligible private micro, small and medium sized enterprises (MSMEs) in Kazakhstan.

Transition Impact

The proposed project will improve the access to long-term funding in local currency for MSMEs in the country. A special focus will be given to the distribution of funds in the regions outside Astana and Almaty, the administrative and financial capitals of Kazakhstan.   

The Client

Bank CenterCredit is a midsized bank with total assets of USD 6.1 billion and capital of USD 493 million as of 1 March 2015. The bank operates a well-developed network of branches and has good capacity to serve MSMEs across the country, including in remote regions of the country. 

EBRD Finance

A senior loan of KZT 9.3 billion.

Project Cost

KZT 9.3 billion.

Environmental Impact

Categorised FI. The project is not associated with significant environmental and social issues. Each participating FI is required to comply with PR2 and PR9 as well as submit  Annual Environmental and Social Procedures.

Technical Cooperation

The Project is expected to be supported by TC programmes to assist PFIs with strengthening their internal capacities for expansion of their MSME lending operations including in the areas of underwriting, risk management and monitoring functions, business processes, MIS and staff training.

Company Contact

Mr Timur Gabasov

Director of Treasury Department

Tel: +7 (727) 2 598-549
Fax: +7 (727) 2 598-622


Business opportunities

For business opportunities or procurement, contact the client company.

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