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ANZ, MFI partner to bridge financial sectors

ANZ Royal Bank and local microfinance institution Hattha Kaksekar Limited (HKL) on Monday entered into the first partnership of its kind in Cambodia in a bid to bring together clients from either side of the financial spectrum. Following the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding at ...

George Styllis
http://www.cambodiadaily.com/business/anz-mfi-partner-to-bridge-financial-sectors-60902/

Foreign currency deposits see strong growth

Foreign currency deposits grew briskly during the first four months of the year, a sign that public confidence in Cambodia’s financial institutions is high despite the uncertainty after last year’s disputed national election, bankers said this week. Cheam Teang, executive vice president of Acleda Bank Plc., ...

Kang Sothear
http://www.cambodiadaily.com/business/foreign-currency-deposits-see-strong-growth-59815/

Aeon MFI to expand in Cambodia

Aeon Microfinance (Cambodia) plans to expand its branches in Cambodia this year and also diversify its products from the current base after two years of operating in the Kingdom, officials with the company say. Until now, the microfinance institution (MFI) – which is part of the ...

Hor Kimsay
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/aeon-mfi-expand-cambodia

Sathapana borrows $15m for micro loans

Cambodian microfinance institution (MFI) Sathapana Limited will receive $15 million in loans to provide additional support to small- and medium-size enterprises (SMEs), which make up the vast majority of the country’s businesses. The loan comes courtesy of German Investment and Development Company DEG, a subsidiary of ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/sathapana-borrows-15m-micro-loans

Largest MFI Prasac gets loan boost for coffers

Cambodia’s largest microfinance institution, (MFI) Prasac, has received a $60.5 million loan to strengthen its capacity in offering broader financial services in the country. On Friday, Prasac signed the agreement for the syndicate loan – provided by more than one lender – with the Netherlands Development ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/2013070166577/Business/largest-mfi-prasac-gets-loan-boost-for-coffers.html

Micro-life insurance on rise

When 46-year-old Than Thol got a $900 loan from Samic Microfinance last year, he took advantage of a little-known and  lengthily worded insurance program called Measure for Economic and Accelerated Development for All, or MEADA. MEADA provides coverage for families of mostly lower-income borrowers in the ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/2013060466033/Business/micro-life-insurance-on-rise.html

Local banks gain trust: survey

Nearly nine out of 10 Cambodians have confidence in local financial institutions, a trend that stands in sharp contrast to Europe and the US, a poll published last week found. However, industry insiders question the results, as the Kingdom’s financial services are still under-developed. The poll ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/2013052765847/Business/local-banks-gain-trust-survey.html

AEON widens HP to farmers

AEON Microfinance (Cambodia) Co Ltd says it has expanded its installment payment services into the agricultural sector, a new business type industry insiders say could be successful, but will still not be enough to strengthen one of Cambodia’s most crucial economic sectors. “We will co-operate with ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/2013052365789/Business/aeon-widens-hp-to-farmers.html

New MFI To Launch Operations

A new microfinance institution (MFI), ORO Financecorp Plc, is set to open in Cambodia, according to the director-general of the National Bank of Cambodia (NBC). Cambodia already has 35 registered MFIs, according to a recent report by the Cambodia Microfinance Association (CMA). Last week, the ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/2013050765436/Business/new-mfi-to-launch-operations.html

Mobile Banking Services On A Rise

F1soft Company, a software service provider that makes banking transactions available via phone, had commenced operations in Cambodia, company officials said yesterday during a workshop. Sean Thorninn, a lecturer in economics at the Limkokwing University and expert in Cambodia’s landscape of microfinance institutions (MFI), told ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/2013050765437/Business/mobile-banking-services-on-a-rise.html

MFI Increases Loans as Economy Grows

As rising economic growth spurred demand for personal loans, Prasac, Cambodia’s biggest microfinance institution (MFI), provided $106 million in loans between March, 2012 and March, 2013, an increase of 66 per cent compared with the corresponding period a year earlier.  “Loans [were] mainly used for service ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/2013041965111/Business/mfi-increases-loans-as-economy-grows.html

Prasac inaugurates new HQ in Phnom Penh

Officials expressed optimism that microfinance institution Prasac would be able to attract more deposit placing clients, after the inauguration of its new headquarters in Phnom Penh’s Boeung Tompun district yesterday. Representatives from the National Bank of Cambodia  and Prasac expect the new 10-storey building to enhance ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/Business/prassacs-new-hq-inaugurated.html

Microfinance deal applauded

The National Bank of Cambodia (NBC) and a microfinance industry insider applauded one of Cambodia’s top 10 MFIs Sathapana Limited, for changing the majority shareholder to a commercial bank. They said it proves a positive and strong funding source is essential for MFIs to peruse their ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012110659588/Business/the-national-bank-of-cambodia-hails-a-top-local-firm.html

Maruhan Japan Bank buys stake in MFI

Maruhan Japan Bank yesterday became the first commercial bank in Cambodia to make a direct equity investment into a microfinance institution by becoming Sathapana’s majority shareholder, with a 95.1 per cent stake. Financial details were not disclosed. ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012110259531/Business/maruhan-japan-bank-buys-stake-in-mfi.html

Micro-lender Plans to Become Commercial Bank

Amret, one of the largest micro-finance institutions (MFIs) in the country, has announced that it is making plans to raise the capital required to become a full commercial bank by 2015, an official at the institution said yesterday. Chea Phalarin, CEO of Amret, said the decision to expand ...

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