Who we are

Established in 1985, the Eastern and Southern African Trade and Development Bank (TDB), formerly the PTA Bank, is a multilateral, treaty-based development financial institution, with assets of US$ 5.6 billion. The Bank’s mandate is to finance and foster trade, regional economic integration and sustainable development through trade finance, project and infrastructure finance, asset management and business advisory services.

The Bank’s membership comprises 22 Member States from across COMESA, EAC and SADC, 2 non-regional members, Belarus and China, as well as 13 institutional shareholders. The latter include the African Development Bank, Africa Reinsurance Corporation, Arab Bank for Economic Development in Africa (BADEA), Banco Nacional de Investimento (Mozambique), Mauritian Eagle Insurance Company, National Pension Fund (Mauritius), National Social Security Fund (Uganda), OPEC Fund for International Development (OFID), PTA Reinsurance Company, Rwanda Social Security Board, Sacos Group (Seychelles) and Seychelles Pension Fund.

Equipped with a strong performance ethic, TDB continues to evolve. It is expanding its shareholder base as it repositions itself as a more encompassing regional development bank serving most countries in Eastern and Southern Africa. In the past 6 years, TDB’s shareholder base has grown from 19 to 37 members, shareholder funds, total assets, and annual net profits have risen several-fold, while non-performing loans are at their lowest level, under 3%.

As a result of TDB’s work, over 1.1 million jobs have been created. The Bank is now investment grade-rated and one of the leading financial institution in the region. TDB currently has regional offices in Kenya, Zimbabwe and Ethiopia, and principal offices in Mauritius and Burundi.

Our Vision

To be a world-class African development finance institution advancing the economic development, integration and prosperity of the region

Our Mission

To be at the forefront of extending development capital and services to advance regional growth and integration through customer focused and innovative financing instruments

Core Values

  • Client Orientation
  • Integrity
  • Innovation
  • Teamwork
  • Adaptability

Strategic Goal

To be a sound financial institution intermediating global and regional capital into the region