Multibank Gets $ 6 million Loan

The IIC financing will create effective mechanisms to channel credits to SMEs in Panama.

Friday, November 5, 2010

The Inter-American Investment Corporation (IIC) approved a loan of up to $ 6 million to Multibank, Inc. for the financing of SMEs in Panama by leasing and factoring, working capital and housing for Panamanian citizens.

Isaac Btesh, Multibank´s president, said: "This new relationship will allow us to increase lending to customers of small and medium enterprises in Panama as well as individuals, supporting them with financing to fit their needs.”

"With this operation, the IIC supports Multibank to carry out its growth strategy and positioning in Panama, by providing tools to create stable and effective mechanisms channeling credit to small and medium enterprises. This will improve access to adequate sources of credit for SMEs where there are large potential markets, "said Sandra Reyes, Investment Officer of the CII in charge of the operation.

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