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Le FPM SA et Rawbank Signent un contrat de financement d’une valeur de 3 Millions

FPM SA and RAWBANK sign a USD 3 million financing contract  

 

Kinshasa, September 16, 2021 - Committed to financial inclusion in the DRC, today Rawbank signed a memorandum of understanding on a credit line with the FPM SA. The signing of the agreement took place in Kinshasa in the presence of Mr. Carlos Kalambay Kabangu, Managing Director of FPM SA and Mr. Mustafa Rawji, Managing Director of Rawbank.

 

FPM SA, a fund dedicated to financial inclusion in the DRC, aims to reduce poverty and improve the living conditions of the Congolese population. Created in 2015, FPM SA is a financial company licensed by the Central Bank of Congo in February 2015. Its shareholders, KfW (German Development Bank), BIO (Belgian Development Bank), Cordaid and Incofin cvso, endowed it with a share capital of USD 23.4 million. FPM SA has also been receiving financial support from the World Bank since 2016. The Fund has developed a loan portfolio of nearly USD 23.75 million for the benefit of 17 financial institutions in the DRC (banks, microfinance institutions and Coopec).

 

FPM SA and Rawbank have had a relationship of trust for several years. Together, the two institutions have entered into numerous partnerships, amounting to USD 1.5 million in March 2018, USD 500,000 in 2019 and then USD 3 million in 2021 respectively. To date, FPM SA's total outstanding balance with Rawbank amounts to USD 7 million, of which USD 5 million is outstanding and USD 2 million to be disbursed in the coming months.

 

The entire new credit line signed today will be dedicated to supporting Congolese microenterprises as well as small and medium enterprises affected by the consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic. The inauguration of this partnership reflects the Bank's commitment to its clients in these difficult times.

 

« "Rawbank is always eager to contribute to fostering the stability and efficiency of the Congolese financial system. The relationship we have built with FPM SA over the last few years reflects the confidence placed in Rawbank of national and international financial institutions. FPM SA and Rawbank share common objectives to strengthen the dynamism of the Congolese economy, in particular in the development of the SME sector, which has many opportunities, but whose real development at the national level is yet to come.”- said Mustafa Rawji, Director General of Rawbank.

 

Rawbank has become the leading partner for small and medium-sized enterprises in the DRC thanks to the trust placed in us by international partners such as the International Finance Corporation (IFC), a subsidiary of the World Bank; the Trade and Development Bank (TDB); and the African Development Bank (ADB). Rawbank has developed the Business Edge and Lady's First training programmes to strengthen the capacities of entrepreneurs, facilitate their access to financing and thus develop the local economy.

 

About RAWBANK

 

Rawbank supports the development of the Congolese economy with its more than 1,850 employees, over 100 branches, a representative office in Brussels, 230 ATMs, more than 400,000 customers and over 28% market share in the DRC. Serving individuals, SMEs, companies and institutions, Rawbank is rated by Moody's, ISO/IEC 20000 and ISO/IEC 27001 certified and has established financing partnerships with several international donors (IFC, BADEA, Shelter Africa, TDB, ADB, Afreximbank and AGF). Dependability, profitability and sustainability are Rawbank's operational priorities to consolidate its growth strategy, especially towards individuals and the private sector.

Our extensive network of branches is one of the most developed in the Congolese banking sector with locations in all of the country's 19 provinces including Grand Katanga, Grand Kasai, Nord-Kivu and Sud-Kivu, Equateur and Kongo-Central among others.

 

Rawbank's objective is to provide its corporate, SME and individual customers access to the most modern techniques, services and products in the banking and financial sectors, hence the relevance of its slogan: "Rawbank is my bank".

 

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