ZABA - 2ND MORTGAGE FINANCE FACILITY
30 Sep 2003
27 Jun 2003
The EBRD will make a senior loan of up to €100 million to Zagrebacka Banka d.d. (ZABA) which will enable ZABA to provide long-term mortgage loans for purchase or renovation of individual residences. In addition, ZABA will work with the EBRD towards standardisation of all its credit assessment procedures and loan documentation to prepare the ground for future securitisation.
Transition impact potential derives from the demonstration effect associated with supporting the growth of mortgage lending in Croatia. Further development of the mortgage market would also contribute to the development of financial markets by providing possible long-term tradable securities in the future. Supporting the growth of ZABA and the diversification of its funding base will strengthen the banking sector by providing much-needed long-term financing and increasing competition.
Zagrebacka banka d.d. (ZABA), the largest financial services group based in Croatia. ZABA provides a full range of retail and corporate banking services for its customers in Croatia and neighbouring Bosnia and Herzegovina. As of the end of 2002 ZABA had total assets of €7.3 billion, total shareholders' equity of €586 million and was rated BBB- by Standard & Poors and Fitch and Ba1 by Moodys.
Loan of up to €100 million.
The environmental impact from the project will be low as the borrower is committed to comply with the financing restrictions stated on EBRD's Environmental Exclusion List for Financial Institutions as well as with EBRD's Environmental procedures for Intermediate Financing through Local Banks.
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