News & Events
08/01/2019 - The African Development Bank Group, through its Trade Finance operations, has approved a US$14.12 million facility to support the Federal Republic of Nigeria’s membership in the African Trade Insurance Agency (ATI). This is a critical and mandatory step to enable ATI commence its operations in Nigeria. Nigeria, as Africa’s largest economy, joins 14 other African countries that have already signed up to ATI membership.
29/11/2018 - The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank Group (the Bank), on Thursday, 29 November, 2018, approved a second unfunded $100-million Risk Participation Agreement (RPA II) facility for First Rand Bank Ltd (FRB). Housed under the Trade Finance operations of the Bank, this facility will enhance FRB’s ability to underwrite trade finance transactions originating from issuing banks in transition states and low-income countries (LICs) across Africa.
Categories: Trade Finance Program
13/07/2018 - The African Development Bank, through its Trade Finance operations, and Afreximbank today signed a Grant Agreement to support the development of factoring (a form of debtor finance in which a business sells its accounts receivable (invoices) to a third party (called a factor) at a discount) on the continent. This is a big step towards both institutions’ unrelenting drive and commitment to continue enabling extra and intra-Africa Trade.
12/04/2018 - The African Development Bank has signed a loan agreement for a soft commodity finance facility (SCFF) with the Export Trading Group (ETC). This Facility is innovatively structured as two successive loans of US $100 million, each with a tenor of up to 2 years, thus signifying the African Development Bank’s strong commitment to the promotion of agriculture in Africa.
Categories: Trade Finance Program
06/03/2018 - The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank has approved a US $100-million Trade Finance Line of Credit to Angola's Investment Bank (Banco Angolano de Investimentos, BAI). The funding will support international trade transactions of small and medium enterprises (SMEs) and local corporates in identified transformative sectors in Angola. In addition, a number of indirect benefits from this facility are expected to accrue to BAI's subsidiaries in Cabo Verde and São Tomé and Príncipe through the strengthening of correspondent banking relationships by providing guarantees on their international trade transactions.
06/10/2017 - The African Development Bank (AfDB) has released its second Trade Finance in Africa survey report: “Trade Finance in Africa: Overcoming Challenges”. Building on the findings of the maiden 2013 survey, this new report (covering the period 2013–2014) goes even further to gauge other aspects of bank-intermediated trade finance, such as the challenges encountered by SMEs and first time trade finance clients. The report is therefore based on the combined data from the 2013 and 2015 surveys.
13/04/2017 - The African Development Bank Group (AfDB) has approved a US $18.15 million facility to the Government of South Sudan (GRSS), to assist the country with the required resources for its African Trade Insurance (ATI) and Trade & Development Bank (TDB) (formerly known as PTA Bank) membership application. This is a critical step and a prerequisite for the respective institutions to commence their operations within South Sudan.