Project detail - BANCO BOLIVARIANO C.A.


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Who is our client

Bolivariano is a locally-owned Universal Bank with a strong regional presence in Guayaquil and the coastal region of Ecuador. The bank has a long track record (41 years of operations) and as of March 2020, it has TAs of USD 3.6 bln and ranks #5 in the sector, with a stable share of 8% TAs.

Funding objective

The facility will be subordinated such that it qualifies as Tier 2 capital for Banco Bolivariano regulatory capital. The proceeds of the loan will further be earmarked to finance SMEs.

Why we fund this project

FMO will be highly additional by injecting long tenor financing to a bank in a sector with limited access to international funding, including long tenor financing. The bank provides short and long tenor financing to corporates and SMEs, with up to 8 years tenor. Since the bank’s funding is mostly short term (93% <1 year), FMO’s loan would improve the bank’s funding structure and allow to increase long tenor loans, currently financed mostly with equity.

Environmental and social rationale

The client has been categorised as Category B in accordance with FMO’s Sustainability Policy. The Client’s activities are deemed to have minimal or no adverse environmental and social risks and/or impacts. As part of the transaction, Banco Bolivariano will be required to implement and apply the EDFI Harmonized E&S Procedures and Standards for Financial Institutions and continue to comply with Ecuadorian E&S laws and regulations.

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