Translated version of this PSD: Serbian
The EBRD is considering extending a EUR 30 million loan to Komercijalna Banka for on-lending to small and medium enterprises, thus fostering the development of a healthy SME sector in the country. The loan will be used by KB to provide short, medium and long-term financing through working capital lines and investment loans to private SMEs. The project will help to diversify KB’s funding base, enable continued liquidity in the SME loan market and promote private sector investment and economic recovery.
The Project will increase the SME sector’s access to finance by providing medium/long-term funding to a key player with a strong presence in the market, thus providing a good platform for the channelling of funds to the real economy. SME financing has been especially affected by the global financial crisis as well as the difficult macroeconomic conditions in Serbia. The Project will ensure sustained access to longer tenor funding by SMEs appropriate to support investment and contribute to renewed economic growth. The Project will also promote regional private sector development through increased lending to local SMEs, particularly in the region outside of the capital.
Komercijalna Banka is the second largest bank in Serbia with 10.7% market share by total assets focusing on both corporate and retail operations. KB is seen as the leading national bank in the market because of its long history and significant state shareholding.
Up to EUR 30 million, 5-year, senior loan.
Up to EUR 30 million.
Categorised FI. As an existing client, Komercijalna Banka is familiar with the environmental and social requirements of the Bank. Performance to date in the context of those existing operations has been satisfactory. KB will be required to continue compliance with PRs 2 and 9 and continue to provide annual environmental and social reports to the Bank.
Komercijalna Banka has benefited from Technical Cooperation in the implementation of the Institution Building Plan. The original programme was started in September 2006, extended in Jan 2009, and completed in 2010. The budget for both the original programme and the extension amounted to EUR 2.3 million. The source of financing was the Canada-EBRD TC Fund for the South-East Europe Action Plan (EUR 1.7 million), the EBRD Western Balkans Fund (EUR 0.3 million) and the EBRD Shareholders’ Special Fund (EUR 0.3 million).
No new Technical Cooperation is envisaged for this Project
Ms. Radmila Gaćeša
Assistant Director, Financial Institutions Division
Address: Makedonska 29, 11000 Belgrade, Serbia
Phone: (+381 11) 333 9003
Fax: (+381 11) 333 9160
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