CABEI - Central American Bank for Economic Integration

Program’s General Objective

Increase the participation of the financial system’s involvement in the financing of the region’s productive sectors in order to increase competitiveness, productivity and employment generation in the beneficiary countries.

Beneficiary Countries

Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panamá, Belice, República Dominicana, Colombia, Argentina, y México.

Participating Financial Institutions

Intermediary Financial Institutions (IFIs) that comply with the eligibility requirements established by CABEI, pursuant to current norms.

Benefits for Financial Institutions

The IFI will have resources available to attend large projects or the financing needs of large companies.

Companies Benefiting from the Resources

The program seeks to attend companies in the primary, secondary, tertiary and quaternary sectors of the economy of the Bank’s beneficiary countries that have more than 100 employees or require a loan amount higher than US$1 million.

Benefits for Beneficiary Companies

The financing provided under the framework of this program will give companies the opportunity to increase their competitiveness and productivity by making capital investments, acquiring technology, increasing installed capacity and implementing new technologies with an efficient ecological approach, among others.

Currency of CABEI Disbursements (loans)

Loans are granted in US dollars, pursuant to available resources at CABEI

Interest Rate

The interest rate applied to the intermediary is established pursuant to CABEI’s current norms and is reviewed every three months or earlier if necessary.

Resource Source

The Program has financial support from the German KfW Development Bank, in addition to the participation of CABEI as executing unit and with the support of the Government of Germany (through KfW) and the Official Credit Institute (ICO)

In order to access financing from CABEI’s special programs, an IFI may request the opening of a Global Credit Line (GCL) with CABEI.

Discover the Benefits of a GCL:

  • Be part of Central America’s largest and most renowned intermediary base, which channels resources to different areas of development.
  • Pursuant to your growth and performance, request future extensions to your GCL amount.
  • Use the resources of the approved GCL, in dollars or local currency, pursuant to your financing needs.
  • Preferentially opt to technical assistance resources for expansion and strengthening.
  • Choose different CABEI programs and products, which have been established with the Bank’s own resources and resources from international cooperation organizations.
  • Benefit from the different products and services developed by CABEI to strengthen the financial sector, which attends different areas of the region.