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Amhara Credit and Savings Institution (ACSI) Head OfficeGonder road Kebele 10Bahir Dar, AmharaP O Box 417
Data approved: 2011-12-23
Data version: 1
Age of data: 100 months

Institution Details

Institution TypeNon Bank Financial Institution
Is this institution regulated?Yes
Website address
Year established1995
Head of InstitutionMr Mekonen Yelewemwessen
Regions active
# Branches229

Total Portfolio (nat'l)ETB 1,940,827,401
Total Portfolio (USD)USD 105,479,750.10
Active clients with loans694,993
Approximate % female clients60% - 80%
Approximate % urban clients0% - 20%
Network affiliationsAEMFI
FundersORDA Organisation for Rehabilitation and Development in Amhara, Regional Government, Endeaveour, ADA Amhara Development Association

Loan Products » Summary

23,590 Borrowers
USD 6,555,691.90 Portfolio
Active Product
8,562 Borrowers
USD 13,100,877.93 Portfolio
Active Product
518,017 Borrowers
USD 66,456,177.50 Portfolio
Active Product
129,504 Borrowers
USD 16,614,044.35 Portfolio
Active Product
2,600 Borrowers
USD 445,311.36 Portfolio
Active Product

Loan Products » Conditions

Product Name Loan Size Range Loan Term (months) % Female % Urban Loan Purpose Eligibility Other Services
Asset Loan ETB 1,000 - 15,000 12 - 36 60% - 80% 0% - 20% Housing, Consumer Women, Men, Salaried worker
Enterprise Loan ETB 5,001 - 10,000,000 12 - 60 60% - 80% 0% - 20% Business Women, Men, Have business
Group Loan - End Term ETB 150 - 3,000 6 - 12 60% - 80% 0% - 20% Business, Agriculture Women, Men Credit Educ, Group Mtgs, Credit Ins
Group Loan - Installments ETB 150 - 7,500 12 - 24 60% - 80% 0% - 20% Any Purpose Women, Men Credit Educ, Group Mtgs, Credit Ins
Technology Loan ETB 4,200 - 5,669 24 60% - 80% 0% - 20% Business, Agriculture Women, Men Credit Educ, Group Mtgs

Loan Products » Pricing Information

Product Name Annual Nominal Interest Fees Insurance Taxes Compulsory Deposit APR (int+fee) Full APR Transparency Index
Asset Loan 10.0%-13.0% annual, Decl Bal 1 Fee 0 Ins None 5.0% upfront 12.9% - 13% 13.7% - 13.8% 73
Enterprise Loan 10.0%-13.0% annual, Decl Bal 1 Fee 0 Ins None N/A 10% - 13% 10% - 13% 88
Group Loan - End Term 18.0% annual, Decl Bal 0 Fees 1 Ins None 5.0% upfront 1.00% ongoing 18% 20.5% 88
Group Loan - Installments 15.0% annual, Decl Bal 0 Fees 1 Ins None 3.0% upfront 1.00% ongoing 14.9% - 15.1% 17% - 17.9% 85
Technology Loan 13.0% annual, Decl Bal 0 Fees 0 Ins None 3.0% upfront 0.30% ongoing 13% 13.4% - 13.5% 96
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First Allied Savings and Loans Limited Box 5308OTB 662 Asomfo Road, AdumKumasi, Ashanti
Data approved: 2013-07-15
Data version: 1
Age of data: 82 months


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Key Statistics
Outstanding portfolio (GHS)GHS 4,395,023.82
Portfolio (USD)USD 2,230,976.56
Active Clients with Loans6,833
Approximate % Female Clients40% - 60%
Approximate % Urban Clients20% - 40%
Solidarity groupx
Village banking
Self help group
Individual members of a group make minimum daily savings for eight weeks after which they are given loans individually. Group members make joint guarantees, with at least five members in each group.
Loan Purpose
Any purpose
Income generationx
Consumer loan
Other household finance
Other (2)
Included Services
Credit education
Group meetingsx
Credit insurance
Workplace visits
Business trainingx
Other trainingx
Other (2)
No other services
Must run a businessx
Must own a home or land
Must be a salaried worker
Must be specific age group
Other (2)
# Borrowers by Product
Portfolio Size by Product
Geographic Coverage
# Regions for this institution6
# Regions for this product6
Regions ActiveGreater Accra Region, Central Region, Western Region, Eastern Region, Ashanti Region, Brong Ahafo Region

Loan Conditions

Loan Amount
Minimum loan sizeGHS 1,500
Maximum loan size10,000
Distribution at Disbursement (Est.)
Loans less than GHS 1,0000
GHS 1,000-5,00030%
GHS 5,000-7,50050%
GHS 7,500-10,00020%
GHS 10,000-13,0000
Greater than GHS 13,0000
Loan Term and Grace Period
Shortest loan term3.0 months
Longest loan term12.0 months
Approx average6.0 months
Distribution at Disbursement (Est.)
Loans 3 months or less10%
Between 4 and 6 months30%
Between 7 and 9 months20%
Between 10 and 12 months40%
Between 13 and 18 months0
Longer than 18 months0
Grace Period
Grace period usage0
Average grace period0
Repayment Frequency
Every 2 weeksx
Every 4 weeks
Every 2 months
Every 6 months
Every 12 months
Single end payment
Irregular payments

Pricing Information

Lowest quoted nominal interest36.00%
Highest quoted nominal interest36.00%
Interest rate periodYearly
Interest Rate Calculation MethodFlat
Subsidized by funder request?No
Is rate fixed for entire loan termYes
Upfront Fees
Fee 1
DescriptionCommitment Fee
% of loan amount - min3.00%
% of loan amount - max3.00%
OR, Fixed amount - min0
Fixed amount - max0
Reason for variationN/A
Appears on Repayment Sched?Yes
Ongoing Fees
This product has no ongoing fees
Upfront Insurance Fees
This product has no upfront insurance fees
Ongoing Insurance Fees
This product has no ongoing insurance fees
Compulsory Deposit
Required forAll
Is deposit indicated on the repayment schedule?No
Do borrowers control deposit in their group?No
Deposit BEFORE or AT Disbursement
% loan amount deposited10.00% - 25.00%
or, Fixed-amount deposited0
Deposits DURING period payments
% loan amount deposited0
or, Fixed-amount deposited0
Conditions on access to depositEnd Term
Interest Paid on Deposit
Minimum interest rate paid5.00%
Maximum interest rate paid5.00%
Interest payment frequencyQuarterly
Are taxes charged on this product?No

Full Pricing Data

Distance Banking samples
Sample 1Sample 2Sample 3Sample 4
Loan AmountGHS 1,800GHS 3,000GHS 5,700GHS 9,500
Loan Cycle (1, 2, 3, etc)Not KnownNot KnownNot KnownNot Known
Disbursement Date2013-05-242013-05-232013-06-282013-07-03
Loan Term (Months)8.0 months7.0 months6.0 months6.0 months
Grace Period (Months)0.0 months0.0 months0.0 months0.0 months
Total Cost of CreditGHS 486GHS 716.01GHS 1,197GHS 1,993.02
True Price by Comp       
Interest price component58.7%57.9%57.8%57.3%
Fee Component8.6%9.6%10.9%10.8%
Insurance Component0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
Tax Component0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
Deposit Component42.1%42.3%42.9%42.6%
Full APR (int fee ins tax dep)109.4%109.8%111.6%110.7%
Transparency Index33333233
Original Repayment SchedulePDFPDFPDFPDF
MFT Pricing CalculationPDFPDFPDFPDF
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