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Akiba Commercial Bank Plc PO Box 669Amani Place Building, Ohio StreetDar es Salaam255
Data approved: 2013-08-28
Data version: 1
Age of data: 81 months

Institution Details

Institution TypeBank
Is this institution regulated?Yes
Website address
Year established1997
Head of InstitutionJohn Lwande
Regions activeArusha, Dar es Salaam, Dodoma, Kilimanjaro
# Branches16

Total Portfolio (nat'l)TZS 63,080,526,795
Total Portfolio (USD)USD 39,673,287.29
Active clients with loans27,490
Approximate % female clients40% - 60%
Approximate % urban clients100%
Network affiliationsTanzania Association For Microfinance Institutions-TAMFI
FundersACCION International, SIDI, Stichting Hivos-Triodos Fonds, INCOFIN CVSO, Parastatal Pension Funds (PPF)

Loan Products » Summary

13,606 Borrowers
USD 29,226,615.07 Portfolio
Active Product
10,387 Borrowers
USD 3,091,807.91 Portfolio
Active Product
2,755 Borrowers
USD 4,096,010.96 Portfolio
Active Product
247 Borrowers
USD 438,094.50 Portfolio
Active Product

Loan Products » Conditions

Product Name Loan Size Range Loan Term (months) % Female % Urban Loan Purpose Eligibility Other Services
Biashara Loans ( Individual) TZS 500,000 - 50,000,000 3 - 24 40% - 60% 40% - 60% Business Women, Men, Have business, Specific age group Credit Ins
Solidarity Group Loans TZS 200,000 - 3,000,000 3 - 12 60% - 80% 100% Business Women, Men, Have business, Specific age group Credit Educ, Group Mtgs, Credit Ins
Consumer Loans TZS 100,000 - 35,000,000 6 - 36 20% - 40% 100% Any Purpose Women, Men, Salaried worker, Specific age group Credit Ins
Home Improvement Loans TZS 500,000 - 20,000,000 3 - 12 40% - 60% 100% For house renovation purpose Women, Men, Have business, Have home or land, Specific age group Credit Ins

Loan Products » Pricing Information

Product Name Annual Nominal Interest Fees Insurance Taxes Compulsory Deposit APR (int+fee) Full APR Transparency Index
Biashara Loans ( Individual) 20.0%-22.0% annual, Flat 2 Fees 1 Ins None N/A 40.1% - 46.7% 42% - 50.4% 45
Solidarity Group Loans 27.0% annual, Flat 1 Fee 1 Ins None 20.0% upfront 47.2% - 47.6% 72% - 74.5% 36
Consumer Loans 18.0% annual, Flat 1 Fee 1 Ins None N/A 30.9% - 44.7% 32.2% - 57.5% 48
Home Improvement Loans 19.5% annual, Flat 2 Fees 1 Ins None N/A 36% - 37.6% 38% - 39.6% 50
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Lower Pra Rural Bank Limited ShamaWestern RegionPO Box SH 18
Data approved: 2011-12-07
Data version: 1
Age of data: 103 months


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Key Statistics
Outstanding portfolio (GHS)GHS 645,620
Portfolio (USD)USD 327,725.89
Active Clients with Loans2,781
Approximate % Female Clients40% - 60%
Approximate % Urban Clients80% - 100%
Solidarity group
Village banking
Self help group
This loan is based on daily contributions and one fourth of these contribution after 6 months in operation is considered for a loan to an individual. Taken from salary guarantors.
Loan Purpose
Any purpose
Income generationx
Consumer loan
Other household finance
Other (2)
Included Services
Credit education
Group meetings
Credit insurancex
Workplace visitsx
Business training
Other training
OtherMarket trends
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 institutionN/A
# Regions for this productN/A
Regions Active

Loan Conditions

Loan Amount
Minimum loan sizeGHS 200
Maximum loan size3,500
Loan Term and Grace Period
Shortest loan term1.0 month
Longest loan term12.0 months
Approx average6.0 months
Grace Period
Grace period usage0
Average grace period0
Repayment Frequency
Every 2 weeks
Every 4 weeks
Every 2 months
Every 6 months
Every 12 months
Single end payment
Irregular payments

Pricing Information

Lowest quoted nominal interest30.00%
Highest quoted nominal interest30.00%
Interest rate periodYearly
Interest Rate Calculation MethodFlat
Subsidized by funder request?Yes
Is rate fixed for entire loan termYes
Upfront Fees
Fee 1Fee 2
DescriptionLoan Processing FeeRisk fund(3%) & Commitment Fee (5%)
% of loan amount - min08.00%
% of loan amount - max08.00%
OR, Fixed amount - min30
Fixed amount - max30
Reason for variationN/A
Appears on Repayment Sched?NoYes
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?
Do borrowers control deposit in their group?
Deposit BEFORE or AT Disbursement
% loan amount deposited25.00% - N/A
or, Fixed-amount deposited0
Deposits DURING period payments
% loan amount deposited0
or, Fixed-amount deposited0
Conditions on access to deposit
Interest Paid on Deposit
Minimum interest rate paid0
Maximum interest rate paid0
Interest payment frequencyN/A
Are taxes charged on this product?No

Full Pricing Data

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Sample 1Sample 2Sample 3Sample 4
Loan AmountGHS 500GHS 1,000GHS 2,000GHS 3,000
Loan Cycle (1, 2, 3, etc)Not KnownNot KnownNot KnownNot Known
Disbursement Date2011-03-082011-01-172010-09-222010-12-12
Loan Term (Months)6.0 months6.0 months12.0 months12.0 months
Grace Period (Months)0.0 months0.0 months0.0 months0.0 months
Total Cost of CreditNot KnownNot KnownNot KnownNot Known
True Price by Comp       
Interest and Fee Component91.6%83.5%78.0%69.6%
Insurance Component0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
Tax Component0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
Deposit Component62.5%58.0%50.2%46.2%
Full APR (int fee ins tax dep)154.1%141.5%128.2%115.7%
Transparency Index19212326
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MFT Pricing CalculationPDFPDFPDFPDF
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