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IFC and Itaú Partner in a Gender Bond to Support Women Entrepreneurship in Brazil

The project represents the first gender bond issued by a private bank in Brazil in the form of Letras Financeiras (LFs), an exclusive debt security instrument for local financial institutions.

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IFC Grants Financing to Arrendamás for $1,000 Million Pesos to Boost SMEs in Mexico

The IFC financing will be aimed at supporting the growth plan of Arrendamás, focusing on increasing both the placement of products, as well as the diversification and quality of its credit portfolio.

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Nubank Secures Loan of up to $150 Million From IFC to Strengthen Its Operation and Expand Access to Financial Services in Colombia

The new loan will increase access to payment systems for Colombians, in addition to promoting greater competition in the industry in favor of consumers. 

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IFC Announces $300 Million Loan to Banistmo to Boost Financing for SMEs and Preferential Mortgages

The investment will allow Banistmo to address two development challenges simultaneously by reducing the financing gap for SMEs and addressing the country's housing deficit.

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Fijian People to Benefit from Landmark Reforms to Deliver Modern and Efficient Payment System

This is a key outcome of reforms the Reserve Bank of Fiji has been leading in collaboration and partnership with key payment system stakeholders in Fiji.

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IFC, CRDB Bank Partner to Support Smaller Businesses, Job Creation in Burundi

Under the partnership, IFC has loaned $5 million to CRDB Bank Burundi S.A. for on-lending to smaller businesses, many of which struggle to access financing for growth, especially in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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IFC Announces $50 M Loan to Caja Arequipa to Promote MSMEs in Peru

The loan will benefit more than 20,000 clients of Caja Arequipa, which will contribute to the development of the most vulnerable sectors of Peru in the context of the economic recovery after the COVID-19 pandemic.

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IFC, EOS Partner to Help Resolve Non-Performing Loans, Boost New Lending in Southeast Europe

A new regional platform will help financial institutions resolve their non-performing loans in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Romania, and Serbia, freeing up capital for new lending.

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IFC Announces Loan of up to $100M to Mibanco to Support MSMEs and Women in Peru

The investment will allow the bank to strengthen its lending operations for women-owned micro, small, and medium enterprises in the underserved regions of the country.

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IFC’s Investment in Romania’s First Sustainability Bond to Catalyze Financial Inclusion, Support Future Resilience

The local currency-denominated senior non-preferred sustainability bonds will help the bank increase its lending to businesses investing in climate-smart initiatives—green buildings, renewable energy, energy efficiency, clean transportation, sustainable agriculture, and others.