TCX provides derivative instruments addressing currency and interest rate risks related to local currency financing. The project consists of an EIB participation in the equity capital increase of TCX.
The participation of EIB in the equity capital increase of TCX will support the expansion and broadening of activities of the fund which deepen the access to finance to Micro, Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (MSMEs) and supports their long-term sustainability. TCX facilitates the local currency financing activities in the emerging markets and extends the reach of local currency lending to high-risk markets where affordable long-term lending is in high demand. Moreover, TCX activities support the development of the beneficiary economies and the creation of robust financial markets by assisting financial intermediaries to strengthen their balance sheets and avoid term mismatches. By improving access to local currency finance for MSMEs, the project will promote more inclusive and balanced economic growth in the ACP countries in line with the objectives of the Cotonou Agreement and the priorities of the Joint ACP-EU Cooperation Framework for Private Sector Development Support in ACP Countries.
TCX benefits from the environmental and social standards (E&S) standards and policies applied to the underlying projects by its clients, primarily DFIs and MFIs/impact institutions. To ensure that its business operations support sustainable investments and activities, TCX incorporates E&S in its due diligence process based on the International Finance Corporation Performance Standards.
Before financing approval by the Board of Directors, and before loan signature, projects are under appraisal and negotiation. The data provided on this page is therefore indicative and cannot be considered to represent official EIB policy (see also the Explanatory notes).
General enquiries and comments
The EIB is committed to open communication and encourages constructive stakeholder input regarding its activities.
Enquiries and comments concerning the EIB’s involvement in a project or the financing facilities, activities, organisation and objectives of the EIB, can be sent to the EIB Infodesk.
Alternatively, the EIB can be contacted through its external offices.
Queries regarding details of a specific project, in particular when it is under appraisal by the EIB, should preferably be addressed directly to project promoters.
Zero tolerance against fraud and corruption
The EIB has a zero tolerance policy on fraud or corruption. To report allegations of fraud and corruption relating to EIB-financed projects, please contact the Fraud and Investigation division. All complaints will be treated as strictly confidential and handled in line with the EIB investigation procedures and the Anti-Fraud Policy.