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Where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
  • Zambia
International, regional and national development finance institutions. Many of these banks have a public interest mission, such as poverty reduction.
  • Netherlands Development Finance Company (FMO)
Status: Active
Bank Risk Rating: B
Risk rating varies among banks and may refer only to the particular investment and not to the risk for the project as a whole. Projects marked 'U' have an 'Unknown' risk rating at the time of disclosure.
Board Decision Date: 2016-11-18
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Borrower or Client: FNB Zambia
The holder of the loan, grant, or other investment.
The service or industry focus of the investment. A project can have several sectors.
  • Finance
Investment Amount (USD): $ 7.50 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, converted to USD$. Please review updated project documents for more information.

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Original disclosure @ FMO website
Updated in EWS: 2017-12-25

Project Description
WHO IS OUR CLIENT FNB Zambia is a registered commercial bank in Zambia, a full subsidiary of FNB which is a division of FirstRand Bank Limited. FNB Zambia was established in April 2009. It now operates in over 23 branches countrywide. It provides services to businesses and individuals across Zambia. The bank employs more than 750 staff and has set a clear growth strategy based on a comprehensive offering of banking services and leveraging on FirstRand's client relationships in the region. FNB Zambia's business focus is primarily local corporates, SME's and retail. FUNDING OBJECTIVE Through the provision of a Tier 2 Capital facility, FMO's funding ensures to further strengthen the Capital base of the bank, enabling it to pursue its growth strategy and more specifically to protect its Capital Adequacy against (adverse) movements in the USD/Kwacha exchange rate. WHY WE FUND THIS PROJECT Through our funding, FMO supports a subsidiary of longstanding FMO partner FirstRand Bank in soundly managing its Capital base whilst achieving growth in the loan book which is primarily productive and directed towards SME's in a Low Income Country, contributing to the Sustainable Development Goals.
Investment Description
Contact Information
FMO South Africa +27 11 507 2500 joburg-office@fmo.nl
Bank Documents