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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

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

Maruhan Japan Bank buys stake in MFI – Sathapana

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. The shareholders who sold out to Maruhan were FMO, ...

http://www.cbre.com.kh/2012/11/maruhan-japan-bank-buys-stake-mfi-sathapana/

Local microfinance institute invests in new ATM network

Hattha Kaksekar Ltd, a local microfinance institution, has invested almost US$2 million in a new ATM network, the company announced yesterday. Hattha Kaksekar now has around $32 million in deposits and will become the first financial institution to use SmartVista, an automated ATM process which also ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012072057524/Business/mfi-to-invest-in-new-atm-network.html

Cambodia’s largest MFI boosts green farming loans

Cambodian microfinance institution PRASAC says it is bolstering its green credentials by increasing loans for eco-friendly farming methods in the kingdom. President and CEO of PRASAC, said the institution is “committed to providing and developing more green financing to the rural people for their livelihood ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012060156521/Business/cambodias-largest-mfi-boosts-green-farming-loans.html

Japanese Bank and Cambodian MFI Join Forces

Maruhan Japan Bank and Seilanithih microfinance institution announced this month they are forming a business alliance through which they will work together for mutual benefit and to provide banking opportunities for Cambodia “By joining forces with us, Seilanithih will be able to expand the size of ...

http://www.etmcambodia.com/

Microfinance Deposits and Loans Grow

Outstanding loans among micro-credit institutions increased by 6.7 percent to $505.46 million in the second quarter of this year compared to the first quarter, figures from the Cambodia Microfinance Association show. According to the data, deposits held by Cambodia’s 27 microlenders grew by 33.2 percent ...

Islamic Microfinance Form to Be Established

A joint venture between Yayasan Restu, a Malaysian organization, and the Cambodian Muslim Development Foundation is set to establish a microfinance institution with $1 million in start-up capital. The institution will allow members of Cambodia’s Myslim community to obtain loans necessary to start small businesses. ...

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