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Quds Bank
Proparco and Quds Banks have partnered for the first time to scale up support to Palestine’s private sector, with a focus on green SMEs and SMEs owned by women.
Client presentation

Quds Bank was set up in Palestine in 1995. It is the fourth largest bank in Palestine with 7.8% of the assets of the banking sector. The bank, which is headquartered in Ramallah, operates via 39 branches, 70 ATMs and currently has 741 employees. It offers its services to a wide range of private and business clients, especially SMEs.

Project description

Quds Bank and Proparco have signed the first risk-sharing agreement under the European Union’s MENA SME Facility. This operation will allow Quds Bank to lend the equivalent of EUR 2m to SMEs, with a focus on high-impact companies, especially green SMEs, companies owned by women and start-ups.

Project impact

The project will contribute to Quds Bank’s efforts to support Palestinian SMEs operating in key segments, such as green microenterprises and small and medium-sized enterprises (companies operating in sectors such as renewable energies, energy efficiency and sustainable agriculture), SMEs owned by women and start-ups.

Date of signature of the project
Palestinian Autonomous Areas
Financing tool
1 000 000 Euros
Amount of funding
ILS 3,912,810 guarantee
Financing details

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This information is given at the time of signature, without prejudice to any developments in the operation/project