Project detail - JSC CREDO BANK


Status: Investment in contracting phase
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Who is our prospective customer?

JSC Credo Bank (hereafter: the Bank) is a Georgian bank, which operates under a banking license since March 2017. The bank serves approximately 355,000 customers and has a loan portfolio of around USD 700 million per Q32023. It has a wide regional outreach via more than 80 branches and specialized products serving the needs of Georgian MSME businesses, most of them are active in agriculture and rural areas.

What is our funding objective?

The Bank needs additional funds to support its growth. Due to the de-dollarization measures taken by the National Bank of Georgia, the Bank needs Georgian Lari ("GEL") funding, which can be provided by FMO.

Why do we want to fund this investment?

The Bank needs long-term financing in local currency, which is still scarce in Georgia. The proceeds of the facility will be used to further grow Credo Bank's rural, agri, women and youth (M)SME portfolio.

What is the Environmental and Social categorization rationale?

The project has been categorized as E&S category C in accordance with FMO’s Sustainability Policy. The project’s activities are deemed to have minimal or no adverse environmental and social risks and/or impacts. As part of the project, JSC Credo Bank will be required to apply the EDFI Exclusion List and Georgia’s E&S laws and regulations.

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