Project detail - FIRST CAPITAL BANK LIMITED (ZAMBIA)

FIRST CAPITAL BANK LIMITED (ZAMBIA)

Status: Approved investment
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Who is our customer

First Capital Bank Zambia (“FCBZ”) is a full-service commercial bank offering financial products and services to corporate and retail market sectors. It has a strong corporate and SME customer base of 8,000, served by 6 branches and 99 employees, and a 1.3% market share of the banking sector total assets. FCBZ is part of the Southern African banking group, FMBcapital Group, that has banking subsidiaries in Botswana, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia and Zimbabwe. The group has 840k clients, 1,800 employees, an aggregate loan portfolio of over USD 400mln and total assets of over USD 1,100mln.

What is our funding objective?

FMO is providing a 4-year USD 10mln loan to further grow the SME loan portfolio, particularly in USD earning businesses such as trade and manufacturing.

Why do we fund this investment?

Zambia is a LDC and a landlocked country, characterised by high poverty levels and an undiversified economy vulnerable to external shocks, given their high dependence on natural resources. This project contributes to SDG 10 on Reducing Inequalities, which is one of FMO’s core SDGs. The proposed transaction bolsters economic activities by extending access to finance to USD earning businesses, and thereby supporting more competitive, diversified and shock-resilient economic growth. This transaction offers FMO an opportunity to establish new relationships with a sound and stable Southern African banking group, and reach out to multiple countries through the group. Additionality of the loan facility lies in the long-term nature of our financing, which is scarce in the market, as well as long-term partnership with FMO being one of the first DFIs the group will work with.

What is the Environmental and Social categorization rationale?

Environmental & Social risk Category FI-B. This facility has been categorised as Category FI-B in accordance with FMO’s Sustainability Policy.

Website customer/investment
http://www.firstcapitalbank.co.zm/
Region
Africa
Country
Zambia
Sector
Financial Institutions
Publication date
5/3/2019
Effective date
12/6/2019
Total FMO financing
USD 10.00 MLN
Funding
FMO NV
Risk categorization on environmental and social impacts, A = high risk, B+ = medium high risk, B = medium risk, C = low risk Environmental & Social Category
(A, B+, B or C)
B