In September 2011, the Netherlands Development Finance Company (FMO) arranged a USD 25 million loan to Azerbaijan’s oldest bank DemirBank. OeEB contributed USD 7.5 million.

Project name DemirBank Azerbaijan
Region Central Asia
Sector Financial sector / Microfinance / SME
Service Investment Finance
Project country Azerbaijan
OeEB project volume USD 7.5 million
Projekt partner(s) FMO, DemirBank, Raiffeisen Bank International (RBI)

USD 12.5 million is provided by FMO, USD 7.5 million by the Development Bank of Austria (OeEB) and further loans amounting to a total of USD 5 million are syndicated to three commercial financial institutions, amongst others to Raiffeisen Bank International (RBI).

A relevant feature of this transaction is its maturity. The loan with a tenor of five years will help DemirBank to enhance its lending activity to micro, small and medium-sized businesses in Azerbaijan, especially in rural areas of the country.