Raiffeisen Factoring - Credit Line

Location:

Croatia

Project number:

46497

Business sector:

Non-depository Credit (non bank)

Notice type:

Private

Environmental category:

FI

Approval date:

11 Jun 2014

Status:

Completed

PSD disclosed:

09 May 2014

Translated version of this PSD: Croatian

Project Description

The EBRD is considering a senior loan of up to EUR 20 million to Raiffeisen factoring d.o.o in Croatia (“RFC”) for the purpose of providing factoring services to micro, SME and corporate clients in Croatia.

Transition Impact

As a result of the prolonged recession in Croatia, the number of companies experiencing liquidity constraints has been increasing; this has had a marked impact on SMEs, who often lack access to credit lines. The Bank is intensively engaged with enhancing the factoring market in Croatia, which can be a source of liquidity for SMEs. The Bank’s involvement has included:

(i) technical assistance for the preparation of the regulatory framework for the factoring industry and

(ii) the first direct funding to RFC in amount of EUR 10 million in November 2013.

The proposed extension of the RFC financing is a continuation of this work. Further support through a direct credit line to this factoring company will help to increase the availability of this form of finance to SMEs, and will support RFC in introducing new products that will be facilitated by the approval of the new factoring law, and in providing workshops to SMEs to familiarize them with factoring.

The Client

Raiffeisen Factoring d.o.o. incorporated in Croatia is 100%-owned by Raiffeisenbank Austria d.d. Zagreb.

EBRD Finance

EUR 20 million long-term senior loan to Raiffeisen factoring d.o.o in Croatia.

Project Cost

EUR 20 million.

Environmental Impact

Screened FI. RFC will be required to continue to comply with national legal requirements and with the EBRD's Environmental and Social Policy and Procedures for Local factoring companies, including PR 2 and PR 9. This will also include adherence to the EBRD's Environmental and Social Exclusion and Referral Lists, and submission of annual environmental and social reports to the Bank.

Technical Cooperation

None.

Company Contact

Name: Željka Pavalić
Raiffeisen FACTORING d.o.o.
Froudeova 11, 10000 Zagreb

Tel: +385 1 6174 893
Fax: +385 1 4604 877
E-mail: zeljka.pavalic@rba.hr
Website: www.raiffeisen-factoring.hr

 

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