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Crystal Partnership with BANK IM BISTUM ESSEN Strengthened by $6 million Facility

Tbilisi / Essen: MFO Crystal and BANK IM BISTUM ESSEN eG (BIB) have strengthened their partnership through a new USD 6 million loan agreement. New loan facility will increase Crystal’s capacity to provide innovative financial services to micro, small and medium-size enterprises, and low-income clients in Georgia’s regions. Since 2014, BIB has been actively engaged...
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Crystal and FMO strengthened partnership by $10 Million Facility

Tbilisi, Georgia & The Hague, the Netherlands: Financial Inclusion Organization Crystal has reinforced a well-established partnership with FMO, the Dutch entrepreneurial development bank through a USD 10 million credit facility to support Crystal’s innovative financial services for small and medium companies, micro entrepreneurs, women, youth and farmers throughout Georgia. Crystal and FMO have enjoyed fruitful cooperation since...
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Fitch Ratings removes Watch Negative and Affirms Stable Outlook for Crystal

Tbilisi – 22 July 2021: Fitch Ratings published a revised Rating, removing Rating ‘Watch Negative’ (RWN) and affirming Long-Term IDR ‘Stable’ for Crystal. Fitch outlines that rating affirmation reflects Crystal’s continued access to borrowings from foreign lenders in 2Q21, thereby successfully reducing refinancing risk. The ratings of Crystal reflect its leading position in the Georgian...
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Symbiotics launches first Sustainability Bond in Georgia with MFO Crystal for USD 5 million

Symbiotics, the leading market access platform for impact investing, has arranged the first Sustainability Bond ever issued in Georgia by raising USD 5 million in Georgian Lari equivalent for JSC MFO Crystal (“Crystal”). The proceeds of the Sustainability Bond will be granted towards the promotion of sustainable development, SME funding, energy efficiency and renewable energy. ...
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Crystal Confirms $5 Million Facility with responsAbility Investments AG

Tbilisi/Zurich: Financial Inclusion Organisation Crystal has strengthened longstanding partnership with Swiss Impact Investment Manager responsAbility Investments AG with a new $5 million senior facility to support Crystal’s clients to tackle post-pandemic challenges. Loan is intended to support development of innovative financial services to micro entrepreneurs and farmers across Georgia. Crystal and responsAbility Investments AG have...
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Crystal is the winner of the “Business for Gender Equality 2020” competition

On March 25, Crystal was announced the winner of “Business for Gender Equality 2020” competition, hosted by the Millennium Foundation in partnership with the UN Women and the Business Leaders Federation Women for the Future. The event served to honor Georgia-based companies, doing exceptional job to promote gender equality and empower female employees and clients.For...
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Fitch Updates Crystal Rating Watch

On February 19, Fitch reviewed Crystal’s rating and placed Rating Watch Negative on Refinancing Risk. Crystal, consistent with its transparency culture, continues a partnership with the credit rating agency despite of worsened macroeconomic environment and elevated risks in the financial sector. The latest report singles out refinancing as an open risk, but more importantly it...
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United States and Sweden Partner with MFO Crystal with $15 Million Loan Guarantee Program

Tbilisi/Washington/Stockholm, 13 November 2020 – United States and Swedish Governments Partner with MFO Crystal to Support Economic Recovery from COVID-19 Through Loan Guarantee Program. On September 28, the Development Finance Corporation (DFC), the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida), the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), and JSC MFO Crystal (Crystal) jointly announced a...
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Crystal Confirms $8 Million Facility with INCOFIN IM advised IIV Mikrofinanzfonds

Tbilisi/Antwerp/Frankfurt: Crystal confirmed $8 million senior loan facility from Incofin IM advised IIV Mikrofinanzfonds to support its provision of innovative financial services to micro entrepreneurs and farmers across Georgia. This new loan injection provided crucial reinforcement of Crystal’s liquidity position at a time of increasing market uncertainty in the immediate pre-crisis period. The proceeds of this...
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