Commercial banks


  • Signing of a credit line of 10 M€ with Commercial Bank of Africa in favor of renewable energy and energy efficiency projects (SUNREF program) in Kenya

    Signing of a credit line of 10 M euros with Commercial Bank of Africa in favor of renewable energy and energy efficiency projects (SUNREF program) in Kenya... On 23 rd November 2015, AFD and Commercial Bank of Africa (CBA) signed, in the presence of the Ambassador of France Mr. Rémi Maréchaux, a financing agreement for a concessional credit line of an amount of 10 Million Euros, in order to finance small-scale investments projects in energy efficiency and renewable energy in Kenya
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  • Green Credit Line : Providing the commercial banks with an incentive to explore the renewable energy and energy efficiency markets

    Providing the commercial banks with an incentive to explore the renewable energy and energy efficiency markets... In the energy efficiency sector for example, there is a lack of investment and funding: in one hand the existing facilities improvement is considered as a second investment and the priority is given to capacity extension, on other hand commercial banks are more comfortable with the analysis of projects producing new cash flows than with projects generating savings
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  • Green Credit Line : Providing the commercial banks with an incentive to explore the renewable energy and energy efficiency markets

    Providing the commercial banks with an incentive to explore the renewable energy and energy efficiency markets... In the energy efficiency sector for example, there is a lack of investment and funding: in one hand the existing facilities improvement is considered as a second investment and the priority is given to capacity extension, on other hand commercial banks are more comfortable with the analysis of projects producing new cash flows than with projects generating savings
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  • Assisting the growth of a private bank in Zambia

    In this static financial scenery, where banks are reluctant to lend to riskier segments such as SMEs and individuals, Zambia National Commercial Bank (ZANACO) is a commercial bank with local capital, initially created to counter the dominance of foreign banks and serve the local market. Held by the Zambian government until 2007, ZANACO experienced a long process of privatization, which started in 2002. Rabobank Financial Institution Development BV (RFID), a 100 % subsidiary of Rabobank, the Dutch-owned bank established for over 100 years, took over the RFP and now holds 49 % of the capital
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  • AFD Beijing office organised the 5th training session in Lijiang, gathering 240 Chinese bankers

    AFD together with Energy Research Institute, the main think tank of National Development and Reform Commission, has co- organised from the 14 to the 16 November, the 5 th session of training among the Chinese banks in sector of energy efficiency. Participants spoke highly of this training which provided a practical and platform to reinforce the energy efficiency knowledge of banking sector and contribute an increase of investment from commercial banks in such kind of projects
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  • 4th Banking and Finance Cambodia Conference

    Diverse insights were provided by experts from national banks, international and local commercial banks, microfinance institutions and financial institutions and corporations. On that occasion, the Director of AFD' s Phnom Penh office, Mr André Pouilles Duplaix, made a presentation on AFD's past interventions to support the microfinance sector in Cambodia and returned to the main challenges faced by the Cambodia's microfinance sector today: the clients ' protection
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  • Ariz : an answer to the crisis !

    Moreover, the business environment, often unpredictable, deters commercial banks from lending to corporate clients other than the largest companies. To enhance SME lending by banks, AFD has created the ARIZ guarantee mechanism which covers 50 % of medium and long term loans extended to SMEs
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  • AFD in South Africa

    Euro50 million credit line AfrAsia (2010) :acquisition of AfrAsia capital shareholdings Mauritius Commercial Bank: major loan of $ 75 million. AFD share acquisition of Euro25 million. Zambia Zanaco (2008 and 2009
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  • Editorial : Philippe Orliange, director for Strategy, Partnerships and Communication at AFD

    (Following) the ...AFD gives priority to credit lines which are loan amounts made available to local public and commercial banks with clearly defined specifications and funds earmarked for sustainable development sectors, such as energy efficiency, renewable energies and sustainable agriculture... The donor takes a risk that the market is not yet willing to take and its financing can serve as a catalyst for other financing from international donors and domestic commercial banks or financial markets
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  • Press Releases

    The AFD and the Commercial International Bank sign a letter of interest for a total amount of EUR 80 million... About CIB Commercial International Bank was established in 1975. Commercial International Bank (CIB) is the leading private sector bank in Egypt, offering a broad range of financial products and services to its customers, which include enterprises of all sizes, institutions, households and high-net worth individuals
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