African Development Bank Grants $7M Trade Finance Facility to Access Bank DR Congo

The partnership enables Access Bank DR Congo to support SMEs and local businesses, fostering economic growth.

On 20 February 2024, the Board of Directors of the African Development Bank Group approved a $7 million trade finance guarantee facility grant to Access Bank DR Congo.

The African Development Bank will now be able to provide up to a 100% guarantee to confirming banks for the non-payment risk from the confirmation of letters of credit and similar trade finance instruments issued by Access Bank DR Congo for the benefit of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and local businesses. Over the next three years, the Bank will also support the import of essential goods and various inputs in such key economic sectors as health and agriculture, as well as $40 million in trade.

This facility will help improve the provision of trade finance services by providing essential guarantees for the confirmation of letters of credit issued for SMEs, Access Bank DR Congo’s target client group.

Lamin Drammeh, Head of the Trade Finance Division, African Development Bank

Access Bank has always been passionate about the economic development of the communities we serve. Our main goal is to understand and respond to the real needs of the Congolese people, to support the economic growth of the DRC. We are thrilled to be taking this step, because the Facility demonstrates the commitment of Access Bank DR Congo and the African Development Bank Group to advancing trade in Africa.

Arinze K. Osuachala, CEO, Access Bank DR Congo

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