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"AccessBank Azerbaijan (ABA) - Capacity Building for rural financial inclusion”- Announcement for Tender - PROJECT: NON FINANCIAL SERVICES FOR URBAN AND RURAL SME – Training company - National

Berlin, March 19, 2016. Accessbank Azerbaijan in cooperation with the Asian Development Bank is aiming to invest in training and developing the entrepreneurial and financial skills of its current and potential SME clients, both in urban and rural areas, to support their business growth. ABA invites for Expressions of Interest of a firm or individual consultant to implement the Technical Assistance component. For detailed information on the project background, goals, implementation arrangements and deliverables, please refer to the TOR in the link. The filing can be made via ADB’s consultant management system (online platform) or directly with the Bank per e-mail via the following address: training-consultant@accessbank.az or per standard mail to the following address: AccessBank, NFS team, Mr. Aga Agayev, Tbilisi ave.3, AZ 1065 Baku, Azerbaijan. Publication date is 19 March 2016 and deadline for submission of EOIs is 17 April 2016. For enquiries and questions please refer to tender@lfs-consulting.de

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21.03.2016

"AccessBank Azerbaijan (ABA) - Capacity Building for rural financial inclusion”- Announcement for Tender - PROJECT: NON FINANCIAL SERVICES FOR URBAN AND RURAL SME – Non Financial Services Consultant - National

Berlin, March 19, 2016. Accessbank Azerbaijan in cooperation with the Asian Development Bank is aiming to invest in training and developing the entrepreneurial and financial skills of its current and potential SME clients, both in urban and rural areas, to support their business growth. ABA invites for Expressions of Interest of individual consultants to implement the Technical Assistance component. For detailed information on the project background, goals, implementation arrangements and deliverables, please refer to the TOR in the link. The filing can be made via ADB’s consultant management system (online platform) or directly with the Bank per e-mail via the following address: NFS-consultant@accessbank.az or per standard mail to the following address: AccessBank, NFS team, Mr. Aga Agayev, Tbilisi ave.3, AZ 1065 Baku, Azerbaijan. Publication date is 19 March 2016 and deadline for submission of EOIs is 17 April 2016. For enquiries and questions please refer to tender@lfs-consulting.de

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21.03.2016 

"AccessBank Tajikistan (ABTJ) - Capacity Building for rural financial inclusion”- Announcement for Tender – Rural Finance Consultant - International

Accessbank Tajikistan in cooperation with the Asian Development Bank is aiming to develop its rural finance operations and invites for Expressions of Interest of individual consultants to implement the Technical Assistance component. The selected consultant is expected to conduct market research, and assist ABTJ to consolidate its lending business and develop rural banking business through branch and/or branchless banking approaches to expand ABTJ’s banking activities to Tajikistan’s regions. For detailed information on the project background, goals, implementation arrangements and deliverables, please refer to the TOR in the link. All Expressions of Interest (EOI) must be entered into the CMS Database of the Asian Development Bank. Publication date is 19 March 2016 and deadline for submission of EOIs is 2 April 2016. EOIs which will be received through other channels will not be considered. For enquiries and questions please refer to tender@lfs-consulting.de

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 21.03.2016 

 AccessHolding acquires Accion Microfinanҫas in Brazil

Berlin, 25 February 2015. Access Microfinance Holding AG announces the acquisition of a majority equity stake in Brazilian microfinance institution Accion Microfinanҫas SCMEPP S.A. from Accion, subject to final approval by the Central Bank of Brazil.

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25.02.2015 

 MFO CREDO, Georgia becomes a member of the AccessGroup

Berlin, 03 Nov 2014. The sale of VisionFund’s microfinance institution in Georgia, MFO Credo, LLC to a consortium of social impact investors comprising AccessHolding and funds managed or advised by responsAbility and Triodos, has taken place in November 2014 following approval by the National Bank of Georgia

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03.11.2014 

 AB Bank Rwanda opens its doors to the public
Kigali, 09 January 2014. On December 31, 2013, The National Bank of Rwanda has awarded AB Bank Rwanda (ABR) the license to operate as a Microfinance Bank, and operations have started shortly thereafter from its first branch in the Nyamirambo area of Kigali.  
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09.01.2014
Fitch affirms AccessBank’s rating at BB+
Baku, 23 December 2013. The rating agency Fitch confirmed on 18 December 2013 the long-term IDR rating of AccessBank at ‘BB+’ (outlook stable). The viability rating, assessing the stand alone risk without taking into account potential shareholder support was upgraded from ‘B+’ to ‘BB-‘.
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23.12.2013
Outstanding Loan Portfolio of the AccessBank Network in Africa crosses the threshold of EUR 100 million
Berlin, October 28 2013. t the end of the third Quarter of 2013, the aggregate outstanding loan portfolio of the AccessBank Network in Africa surpassed an important milestone of EUR 100 million. This outstanding result crowns nearly seven years of dedicated service of AccessBanks to African micro and small entrepreneurs.
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28.10.2013
AccessBank Tajikistan Completes First Capital Increase
Dushanbe, 24 July 2013. AccessBank Tajikistan is pleased to announce the successful completion of a share issue for the amount of TJS 15 million (ca. USD 3.1 million). This step was taken in order to strengthen the capital base of the bank and to support the bank’s future growth. As a result, the paid-up capital of the bank now stands at TJS 63 million (ca. USD 13.2 million), whereby the majority shareholder AccessHolding Microfinance AG has increased its stake to 63.3% from previously 52%.
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24.07.2013
AccessBank Signs a USD 50  million Loan Agreement with ADB
Baku, 24 July 2013. The Asian Development Bank (ADB) will provide a USD 50 million 5-year senior loan to AccessBank Azerbaijan. The purpose of the loan is to support the bank’s lending activities to micro and SME businesses in rural areas of Azerbaijan with a focus on agricultural businesses and farmers. The ADB loan is the single largest bilateral refinancing facility so far provided by an international financial institution to AccessBank, which pushes the cooperation between both partners to a new level.
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24.07.2013
AccessBank Wins the Euromoney “Best Bank in Azerbaijan” Award
Baku, 12 July 2013. AccessBank won the "Best Bank in Azerbaijan" award at the annual Euromoney "Awards for Excellence" gala held in London on July 11th, 2013. The Bank received this award for the fourth consecutive year. The Euromoney awards are among the most prestigious in the financial world and are given to leading banks and financial institutions in more than 100 countries.
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12.07.2013
AccessHolding and Co-Investors establish AB Bank Rwanda
Berlin, 12 July 2013. Access Microfinance Holding AG (“AccessHolding”) of Berlin/Germany is pleased to announce the creation of its eighth network bank, AB Bank Rwanda (ABR). ABR will be established jointly by AccessHolding and three of the most reputable investors in the global microfinance industry: the International Finance Corporation (IFC), KfW Development Bank and FMO, the Dutch development bank.
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12.07.2013
AccessBank Network crosses USD 1 bn threshold in Total Assets
Berlin, 09 July 2013. In June 2013, the aggregate balance sheet of the AccessBank network  surpassed USD 1 billion. This crowns an impressive business growth, with total assets rising by over 45% year-on-year and quadrupling since mid-2008. The threshold was crossed when Mr and Mrs Rafidison made a deposit in AccèsBanque Madagascar’s Tsiroanomandidy branch.
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09.07.2013
AccessBank Tanzania ranked No.2 in KPMG Customer Satisfaction Survey 
Dar es Salaam, 08 Jul 2013. AccessBank Tanzania (ABT) was recognised as one of the leading banks in Tanzania by an Africa-wide banking industry customer satisfaction survey conducted by the international consultancy and audit firm KPMG. The survey results placed AccessBank first in terms of convenience, and second in terms of pricing, among more than 30 banks within the country.
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08.07.2013
ABT awarded by MFTransparency
Dar Es Salaam, 18 May 2012. AccessBank Tanzania (ABT) has been awarded by MFTransparency with a Certificate of Pricing Transparency for participating in the Transparent Pricing Initiative in Tanzania. The bank’s product pricing data are now displayed together with the data of 14 other microfinance providers in Tanzania on the mftransparency.org website.
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18.05.2012
Access starts Management development Program for local staff
Berlin, 25 April 2012. As technical partner, LFS supports AccessHolding in the management of their network banks. In January 2012, LFS has started a long-term project which focuses on management capacity building of local staff.
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25.04.2012
Pricing Transparency Certificate awarded to AB Bank Zambia
Lusaka, 30 March 2012. AB Bank Zambia has been awarded with a Certificate of Pricing Transparency by mftransparency.org, for participating in the Transparent Pricing Initiative in Zambia. AB Bank’s product pricing data are now displayed together with the data of 11 other microfinance providers in Zambia on the mftransparency.org website.
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30.03.2012
AB Bank Zambia extends 1000st loan and opened over 3000 accounts
Lusaka, 30 March 2012. AB Bank Zambia is proud to announce that it has extended more than 1000 loans and opened over 3000 accounts for its target group, the micro, small and medium-sized entrepreneurs as well as low-income earners in Zambia.
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30.03.2012
Tag des dualen Studiums an der Hochschule für Wirtschaft und Recht Berlin
Wir sind mit einem Stand auf der Campusmesse am Fachbereich Duales Studium (HWR Berlin) vertreten und werden uns freuen, Deine/Ihre Fragen zum Bewerbungsverfahren und zum Studienkonzept zu beantworten. Dieser Tag bietet Dir/Ihnen die Möglichkeit, individuelle Beratungsgespräche mit unseren Ausbildungsreferenten und Studenten zu führen sowie kleine Exkurse in unterschiedliche Fachgebiete zu unternehmen.
Wann: 15. März 2012 (14-18 Uhr)
Wo: HWR Berlin, Campus Lichtenberg, Audimax/Haus 1, Alt-Friedrichsfelde 60,
10315 Berlin
Tag des dualen Studiums
06.03.2012