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Finnfund provides 15 million US dollar loan to Ipak Yuli Bank in Uzbekistan

In Uzbekistan, access to finance for small and medium enterprises has been limited and the status of self-employed entrepreneurs has not been recognised, often leaving them outside formal finance. Ipak Yuli is one of the leading privately owned commercial banks in Uzbekistan focusing on private sector financing. With Finnfund’s 15 million US dollar senior loan, […]

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Finnfund and FMO back SATYA MicroCapital with USD 35 million to make formal finance more accessible to women in India

Finnfund, the Finnish development financier and impact investor, and FMO, the Dutch entrepreneurial development bank, have announced a USD 35 million debt funding to SATYA MicroCapital Ltd, a Delhi-based RBI registered NBFC-MFI which provides affordable microcredit to women from low-income households across the rural areas of India. Finnfund invested USD 10 million ECB facility, with […]

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Finnfund invests in regional insurtech Igloo to increase the insurance coverage in Southeast Asia

Finnfund is one of the investors in a financing package led by The InsuResilience Investment Fund II, initiated by German development bank KfW and managed by impact investor BlueOrchard Finance Ltd. The 27 million US dollar investment in regional insurtech Igloo brings the company closer to its vision of enabling ‘Insurance for All’. Igloo facilitates […]

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Finnfund’s 3 million US dollar equity investment expands the insurance industry in Pakistan

Finnfund makes a 3 million US dollar equity investment in TPL Insurance Limited, Pakistan’s first direct insurance company. The investment will enable TPL Insurance to introduce innovative and tech-driven products, such as yield based crop and livestock insurance, as well as women specific insurance programs, thereby increasing penetration of insurance in Pakistan in diverse segments. TPL […]

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Client protection in microfinancing is part of financial inclusion

Riikka Thomson

Microcredit and microfinance refer to very small loans for individuals or micro-businesses. In some context, it refers to other services as well such as micro-insurance, micro-pensions, micro-leasing, and even micro-savings. More importantly, it is about providing access to formal financing and participation for people in need of money to set up or expand their businesses. […]

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Finnfund and University of Helsinki to invest together into microfinancing in Africa and Asia

Finnfund, a Finnish development financier and impact investor, announce today a EUR 10 million debt facility commitment to the Advans Group, one of the leading international microfinance group serving over one million clients in nine countries: Cambodia, Cameroon, Ghana, Democratic Republic of Congo, Cote d’Ivoire, Pakistan, Nigeria, Tunisia, and Myanmar. University of Helsinki participates in […]

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OP Finnfund Global Impact Fund I invests in Sathapana Bank, Cambodia, to accelerate SME growth and women empowerment

OP Finnfund Global Impact Fund I, the first global emerging markets impact fund in Finland, invests USD 10 million in Sathapana Bank, one of Cambodia’s largest banks, aiming to accelerate the development of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and women empowerment. The funding provided by OP Finnfund Global Impact Fund I will allow Sathapana to […]

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We are looking for an Investment Manager to our Financial Institutions team

Finnfund is a Finnish development financier and professional impact investor. We build a sustainable world by investing in responsible and profitable businesses in developing countries. Each year we invest 200–250 million euros in 20-30 projects, emphasising renewable energy, sustainable forestry, sustainable agriculture, financial institutions and digital infrastructure and solutions. Today Finnfund’s investments and commitments total […]

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Digitalisation, healthcare and climate risk are key topics in inclusive insurance

Ulla-Maija Rantapuska

Last year, Finnfund made its first investment in the insurance sector by providing a USD 7.5 million loan to Softlogic Life Insurance PLC in Sri Lanka. I remember participating the onsite Due Diligence the last week of February 2020 very well, as it turned out to be my last business trip for a while. The […]

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CDC and Finnfund invest in microfinance pioneer to drive women entrepreneurship in Pakistan

CDC Group, the UK’s development finance institution and Finnfund, the Finnish development financier and impact investor, have provided a US$25 million senior unsecured loan facility to Kashf Foundation, one of the leading microfinance institutions in Pakistan. Kashf Foundation promotes female entrepreneurship and has so far enabled more than a million low-income families across Pakistan to […]

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