Founded in 1993, Yoma Bank is Myanmar’s most progressive domestic bank. Over the past few years, Yoma Bank has made significant investments in strategic priorities – people, technology and corporate governance.
Yoma Bank is Myanmar’s fourth largest bank by assets with 3000+ employees and 65 branches across the country. Yoma Bank was the International Finance Corporation’s (IFC) first direct investment in Myanmar in 2014 and it benefitted from a comprehensive 3-year advisory package to upgrade credit risk management, finance, treasury, product development and to procure a new core banking system (Misys Fusion Banking Essence). Yoma Bank also receives ongoing technical assistance from GIZ, the German development agency, to improve and expand our SME lending. In 2015, Yoma Bank formed a strategic partnership with Telenor (Myanmar’s largest foreign Telco) to develop nationwide digital financial services through the formation of Wave Money, a mobile financial services company. Yoma Bank has benefitted from a significant grant from LIFT, a multi-donor, UNDP administered trust fund, to expand agribusiness finance to Myanmar’s underserved agricultural community – a key segment in Myanmar’s development. Technical assistance for this program is provided by Rabo Bank, a Dutch agricultural bank. Yoma Bank is committed to financial inclusion in Myanmar.