Eastern and Southern African Trade and Development Bank

The Eastern and Southern African Trade and Development Bank, known more commonly as TDB, and previously PTA Bank, is a specialised African regional financial institution established in 1985 that provides short, medium and long term financing, across a wide set of sectors, both private and public sector clients, on sustainable and commercial principles.

The Bank provides the following core products and services:

Trade finance

The TDB’s trade finance services are designed for all businesses that carry out trade activities aimed at advancing and integrating the regions’ economies. The Bank believes that trade activities that lead to social and economic development deserves unreserved support.

Its aim is to facilitate trade flows from, to and within the COMESA region and also assist in technology and expertise transfer into the Region.

It provides tailor-made trade finance facilities to ensure that exporters receive timely and adequate payment for their exports and those importers receive value for their money.

Eligible applicants are commercial entities that are incorporated or registered in the member states of the Bank.

Project and infrastructure finance

Project & Infrastructure finance department actively supports the Bank’s mission of advancing regional growth & integration through the provision of innovative medium to long-term financing instruments.

Asset management and advisory services

In Corporate Plan V, the Bank developed two funds to leverage its expertise in trade finance and infrastructure financing. These initiatives made it clear that there was a role for the bank to engage more broadly in the area of third party funds management.

Advisory services support entreprises in developing projects that are bankable.

Headquartered in Bujumbura (Burundi) with regional hubs in Nairobi (Kenya), Harare (Zimbabwe) and Ebene (Mauritius), PTA Bank’s current shareholders include:

  • Regional members: Burundi, Comoros, Djibouti, Congo DRC, Egypt, Eritrea, eSwatini, Ethiopia, Kenya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Rwanda, Seychelles, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
  • Non-regional members: People’s Bank of China and JSC Development Bank of the Republic of Belarus.
  • Institutional members: African Re-insurance Corporation (Africa-Re), African Development Bank (AfDB), African Economic Research Consortium (AERC), Arab Bank for Economic Development in Africa (BADEA), Banco Nacional de Investimento (BNI, Mozambique), Caisse Nationale de la Sécurité Sociale (Djibouti), Eagle Insurance (Mauritius), Investment Fund for Developing Countries (IFU, Denmark), National Pensions Fund (Mauritius), National Social Security Fund (NSSF, Uganda,), OPEC Fund for International Development (OPEC Fund), PTA Reinsurance Company (ZEP-RE), Rwanda Social Security Board (RSSB), SACOS Insurance Group, Seychelles Pension Fund (SPF).

For more information, please consult: https://www.tdbgroup.org.