Ardshinbank and Black See Trade and Development Bank sign 10 million us dollar loan agreement

06.07.2016 18:00
Ardshinbank and Black See Trade and Development Bank sign 10 million us dollar loan agreement

YEREVAN, July 6. /ARKA/. The Yerevan-based Ardshinbank and the Black Sea Trade and Development Bank (BSTDB) signed the third loan agreement to the tune of USD 10 million that will be channelled to support small-and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Armenia, Ardshinbank said today in a press release.

‘The SME is a very important sector for the development of the economy, export and job creation in Armenia. Thus, Ardshinbank will continue implementing its strategy to ensure available finance for SMEs. Under the project the bank will extend loans to its SME customers with rates starting from 11%.’

The Black Sea Trade and Development Bank (BSTDB) is an international financial institution established by eleven countries of the Black See region. The BSTDB supports economic development and regional cooperation by providing loans, credit lines, equity and guarantees for projects and trade financing in the public and private sectors in its member countries.

Ardshinbank is among the leaders of the banking system of Armenia and has one of the broad sales network comprising of 55 branches. Ardshinbank is the only private entity in Armenia that issued Eurobonds in the international financial markets and has ratings from Moody’s and Fitch equal to the rating of Sovereign. -0-


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