Access Bank Plc

West Africa,Africa Financial services

The bank is a systemically important financial institution in Nigeria.

Our investment

The syndicated loan facility was led by FMO and includes other DFIs and impact investors such as DEG, Finnfund, Norfund and Blue Orchard Microfinance Fund. The tier II facility enables Access Bank to raise long-term capital, which is difficult to attract in the commercial market amid the country's recent recession and elections.

Expected impact

CDC's partnership with Access Bank will enable it to implement its five-year strategy focused on improving its retail banking offering, increasingly supporting local micro, small, and medium-size enterprises, while creating jobs in the Nigerian economy.

Environmental and social aspects

CDC will support Access Bank to further stenghten the implementation of its environmental and social (E&S) management system.

Key facts


Since 2012, we’ve only invested in Africa and South Asia. Investments outside these regions are from our pre-2012 portfolio.

Africa, West Africa

We have seven priority sectors. However, we continue to invest outside these sectors, largely in the most challenging regions, as new investment supporting any sector helps to underpin the private sector, and create jobs and livelihoods for people.

Financial services
Investment type

We provide capital in three broad ways: direct equity, debt, and intermediated equity (principally through investment funds).

Direct Debt
Start date

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January 2019

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