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Financial Institutions

In FY20, our new long-term commitments in financial institutions totaled about $9.3 billion, including $3.5 billion mobilized from other investors.

Learn more about IFC’s work with Financial Institutions.


Project Financing and Portfolio, by Industry

Financial Institutions
$ millions, for the year ending June 30 FY20
Long-term investment commitments 5,801
Loans 5,101
Equity 163
Guarantees and risk management 537
Core mobilization1 3,486
Total commitments 9,288
Portfolio Exposure2 for IFC’s account 22,824
Committed portfolio for loan syndications3 3,236
Total Portfolio Exposure4 26,060


  1. Including Loan Syndications (B-Loans, Parallel Loans, and MCPP Loans), IFC Initiatives, AMC Funds, Advisory Mobilization, as applicable for this industry.
  2. Portfolio exposure is defined as the sum of the (i) committed exposure for IFC’s debt investments, (ii) fair market value of IFC’s equity investments, and (iii) total undisbursed equity commitments.
  3. Including B-Loans, MCPP Loans, CIPs, and ALPs.
  4. Includes short-term finance.

Development Outcome Reach

Financial Institutions Portfolio
  CY18 CY19
SME loans ($ millions)1,2 360,561 406,737
SME loans (millions of loans)1,2 7.9 10.7
Microfinance loans ($ millions)1,2 75,991 75,646
Microfinance loans (millions of loans)1,2 50.3 48.9
Housing finance loans ($ millions)3 80,396 46,667
Housing finance loans (millions of loans)3 2.78 2.47
Trade finance transactions ($ billions)4 284 188
Trade finance transactions (millions of transactions)4 1.6 0.9


  1. Portfolio reach figures represent the micro, small, and medium outstanding loan portfolio of IFC’s financial institution clients with MSME-oriented finance.
  2. Reported Microfinance and SME loans include a substantial contribution from two large institutions in East Asia & the Pacific region.
  3. Portfolio reach figures represent housing finance loans outstanding for housing finance-oriented financial institutions. CY19 includes the data from 37 housing finance clients.
  4. The total number and dollar volume of trade transactions financed by the Global Trade Finance Program’s network of emerging-market banks are based on actual data from 99% (number) and 64% (dollar volume) of the network’s active banks for CY19. This data represents total transactions executed by network banks supported by the GTFP. Data for the remaining 1% (number) and 36% (dollar volume) has been calculated by IFC using internal calculation guidelines or by summing up only transactions directly guaranteed by IFC for these network banks. The figures are not directly comparable to last year’s due to variance in the number of active banks in the program and those who submitted survey responses. CY18 data has been updated to reflect prior-year data corrections from survey participants.

Global Trade Finance Program Results1

$ millions FY19 FY20
Total Trade Supported2 5,135 5,075
IDA countries 1,398 2,697
FCS countries 1,219 270
Sub-Saharan Africa 523 1,467
South-South3 2,392 2,333


  1. Figures in this table represent trade supported by IFC guarantees issued through the Global Trade Finance Program in support of the payment obligations of emerging-market banks.
  2. Total trade supported is the total value of goods traded under IFC guarantee. For IDA, FCS, and Sub-Saharan Africa, it is measured as the value of goods where the region or classification in question was the origin and/or destination of shipment (i.e., on either end of the trade transaction).
  3. South-South total trade supported is measured as the total value of goods traded under IFC guarantee where the shipment’s country of origin and country of destination are South countries, defined as IFC member countries where IFC can undertake investment and advisory operations.