Export Development Bank of Iran

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Export Development Bank of Iran (EDBI)
State-owned enterprise
Financial services
Export Credit Agency
FoundedNovember 24, 1991; 27 years ago (1991-11-24)
HeadquartersTehran, Iran
Area served
Key people
Ali Salehabadi
(CEO & Chairman of the Board)
ProductsDevelopment bank, corporate bank, finance and insurance, corporate finances, foreign exchanges, Internet banking, money market, Buyer's credit , Corporate Finance
Line of credit
RevenueIncrease US$294.55 million (20 March 2017)[1]
Total assetsDecrease US$6,365.05 million (20 March 2017)[1]
Total equityDecrease US$1,323.71 million (20 March 2017)[1]
Number of employees
(20 March 2017)
SubsidiariesBanco Internacional de Desarrollo C.A. (Banco Universal), Urb. El Rosal, Av. Francisco de Miranda, Edificio Dozsa, Piso 8, C.P. 1060 Caracas, Venezuela, SWIFT: IDUNVECA

Export Development Bank of Iran (EDBI) (Persian: بانک توسعه صادرات ايران‎) is Iran's export-import bank.[2] The bank was incorporated as a policy bank, owned by the Iranian government, and provides financial and other conventional banking services to Iranian exporters and importers.


Pursuant to the approval made by the Extraordinary General Meeting of the Banks on July 10, 1991, the Export Development Bank of Iran was founded on November 24, 1991, as a state-owned bank. Under its charter, EDBI acts as the administrative arm of the Government of Iran to contribute to the national economy through promoting non-oil export of goods and other technical and engineering services of Iranian origin and also to enhance economic cooperation with other countries.

International credit ratings[edit]

Capital Intelligence (CI)| Credit Analysis & Ratings,[3] the international credit rating agency, in 2018 announced that it has affirmed Export Development Bank of Iran's (EDBI's) long- and short-term FCRs at ‘BB-’ and ‘B’, respectively, with a ‘Negative’ outlook, and remain at the sovereign level.[4] The FSR is supported by the bank’s strong capital adequacy, its privileged access to low-cost government funding (due to its official policy role) and its well managed cost base. Due to its special remit, and in light of the recent upgrade of Iran’s Sovereign Long-Term Foreign Currency Rating (FCR) to BB-/B/Stable (from B+/B/Stable), EDBI’s Support Rating is raised to ‘2’ from ‘4’, which indicates a very high likelihood of further foreign currency liquidity and capital support being made available by the authorities.

Access to the Sovereign Wealth Fund[edit]

The Export Development Bank of Iran has access to the Government Fund (Sovereign Wealth Fund) administered by the National Development Fund of Iran [NDFI] which was founded in 2011. The NDFI has so far signed agency contracts with different Iranian banks including Exports Development Bank of Iran (EDBI) to allocate US$9 billion for supporting investments in the private Sector.

International Sanctions[edit]

After January 16, 2016, which marks Implementation Day of the JCPOA, currently Export Development Bank of Iran (EDBI) is not on the United Nations (UN) or the European Union (EU) Sanction Lists. However, according to US Dept of Treasury, Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) on 05.11.2018, EDBI is on the SDN list and subject to Secondary Sanctions.


  1. ^ a b c "Annual Report 20 March 2017". EDBI. Retrieved 20 March 2017.
  2. ^ Iran, Export Development Bank of. "Export Development Bank of Iran:: About Us". en.EDBI.ir. Retrieved 29 October 2017.
  3. ^ "Capital Intelligence (CI) - Credit Analysis & Ratings - Banks, Corporates and Financial Instruments (Bonds & Sukuk)". www.CIRatings.com. Retrieved 29 October 2017.
  4. ^ "Export Development Bank of Iran - Ratings Affirmed; Support Rating Raised (2018) - Capital Intelligence (CI) - Credit Analysis & Ratings". www.CIRatings.com. Retrieved 29 October 2017.

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