IFC helps Vietnamese bank aid SMEs amid COVID-19 Business

IFC helps Vietnamese bank aid SMEs amid COVID-19

The International Finance Corporation (IFC) – a member of the World Bank Group – will provide another 40 million USD for the Orient Commercial Bank (OCB) to help with the support of COVID-hit clients, especially small and medium enterprises (SMEs).
Banks short of credit growth quota for 2019 Business

Banks short of credit growth quota for 2019

Though there remains six months, some banks have almost used up the assigned quota for the whole year, and experts said it would be difficult for the banks to get an expansion approval from the State Bank of Vietnam (SBV).
IFC credit package boosts lending to Vietnamese SMEs Business

IFC credit package boosts lending to Vietnamese SMEs

The International Finance Corporation (IFC) – a sister organisation of the World Bank and member of the World Bank Group - and the Orient Commercial Bank (OCB) on March 27 signed a cooperation deal on a 100 million USD credit package and a consultancy programme to promote supply chain financing.
Banks eye consumer finance for bigger share Business

Banks eye consumer finance for bigger share

Several banks are keen to establish consumer finance arms to grab a bigger share of a market that is expected to reach 1,000 trillion VND (4.38 billion USD) by 2020 and grow at 29 percent annually.