Customers queue to draw money from an ATM outside a branch of South Africa's Nedbank (R) and First National Bank (FNB)
CAPE TOWN (Reuters) - The African Development Bank (AfDB) has approved a $172 mln financial package for South Africa's Nedbank Group for infrastructure, banking and housing projects, it said on Thursday.
The package comprises of a 2 billion rand ($140.45 million) subordinated loan, and a $30 million unfunded Risk Participating Agreement facility that will benefit African issuing banks in 20 regional member countries.
"The sub-debt will strengthen Nedbank’s balance sheet and contribute towards the realization of its strategy to finance among other sectors, infrastructure ... digital banking and affordable housing," the AfDB said in a statement.
($1 = 14.2396 rand)
(Reporting by Wendell Roelf; Editing by Joe Brock)
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