Advans Nigeria surpasses global benchmark for financial inclusion

Advans Nigeria, an international microfinance bank, in the pursuit of financial inclusion, has achieved remarkable success in empowering businesses and individuals across Nigeria.

With its commitment to business impact and opportunity, Advans La Fayette Microfinance Bank has revolutionized the financial landscape, providing access to essential and affordable financial products and services that cater to its clients’ diverse needs.

In a recent survey conducted by 60 Decibels, an independent global research agency, Advans Nigeria exceeded global benchmarks in key performance areas, solidifying its position as a pioneer in driving regional financial inclusion.

On the business front, an impressive 48 per cent of Advans Nigeria’s clients reported a substantial increase in income, surpassing the benchmark of 22 per cent. This remarkable growth has contributed to local businesses’ development and the communities’ overall economic prosperity. Additionally, 31% of clients noted a significant expansion of their workforce, outperforming the benchmark of eight per cent, further demonstrating the positive ripple effect of Advans Nigeria’s interventions.

An astounding 76 per cent of respondents found loan repayments to be effortlessly manageable, surpassing the benchmark of 65 per cent. This achievement highlights the organization’s dedication to ensuring financial solutions that are sustainable and tailored to clients’ needs. Moreover, an incredible 92 per cent of clients reported that their standard of living remained uncompromised while meeting loan obligations, surpassing the benchmark of 79 per cent.

The survey also revealed the remarkable resilience and progress achieved by Advans Nigeria’s clients.

Over half of the respondents (51 per cent) reported significant improvements in financial management, surpassing the benchmark of 22 per cent. This positive trend showcases the transformative impact of Advans Nigeria’s financial education and support initiatives. Additionally, 44 per cent experienced substantial growth in their savings, exceeding the benchmark of 14 per cent, while 45 per cent noted improved readiness to handle emergency expenses, surpassing the benchmark of 19 per cent.

Advans Nigeria’s success is underpinned by its innovative use of technology, which enables them to deliver financial services responsibly and sustainably to individuals and businesses nationwide. Leveraging cutting-edge tools and platforms, Advans Nigeria ensures convenience, security, and efficiency for its clients, further enhancing the overall customer experience.

Speaking about these achievements, Gaëtan Debuchy, Managing Director/CEO at Advans Nigeria, expressed pride in the organization’s impact and its commitment to financial inclusion.

He stated, “Advans Nigeria remains dedicated to empowering businesses and individuals in Nigeria. We invite MSMEs to experience the power of opportunity by partnering with us today. Together, we can drive progress and empower lives.”

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