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Foundation for International Community Assistance (FINCA) Stand No. 4513 Madzimoyo Road, NorthmeadLusaka, Lusaka Province
Data approved: 2014-10-20
Data version: 2
Age of data: 115 months
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Product Details

Key Statistics
Outstanding portfolio (ZMW)ZMW 45,786,720
Portfolio (USD)USD 7,150,968.24
Active Clients with Loans5,473
Approximate % Female Clients60% - 80%
Approximate % Urban Clients20% - 40%
Solidarity group
Village banking
Self help group
The FINCA Business Loan is an individual loan that offers flexible monthly repayment terms, competitive interest rates, Credit Life Assurance and Funeral benefits. Moreover, this is a loan product that is customized to your needs
Loan Purpose
Any purpose
Income generationx
Consumer loan
Other household finance
Other (2)
Included Services
Credit education
Group meetings
Credit insurancex
Workplace visits
Business training
Other training
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
OtherMust have a valid National Registration Card
Other (2)Must have business or personal assets to pledge
# Borrowers by Product
Portfolio Size by Product
Geographic Coverage
# Regions for this institution5
# Regions for this product5
Regions ActiveCentral Province, Copperbelt Province, Eastern Province, Northern Province, Southern Province

Loan Conditions

Loan Amount
Minimum loan sizeZMW 1,500
Maximum loan size100,000
Distribution at Disbursement (Est.)
Loans less than ZMW 5000
ZMW 500-2,0000
ZMW 2,000-3,2505%
ZMW 3,250-4,5005%
ZMW 4,500-6,00015%
Greater than ZMW 6,00015%
Loan Term and Grace Period
Shortest loan term6.0 months
Longest loan term24.0 months
Approx average11.0 months
Distribution at Disbursement (Est.)
Loans 3 months or less0
Between 4 and 6 months5%
Between 7 and 9 months20%
Between 10 and 12 months60%
Between 13 and 18 months10%
Longer than 18 months5%
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 interest4.28%
Highest quoted nominal interest4.33%
Reason(s) why interest rate variesLoan Size, N/A
Interest rate periodMonthly
Interest Rate Calculation MethodDecl Bal
Subsidized by funder request?No
Is rate fixed for entire loan termYes
Upfront Fees
Fee 1Fee 2
DescriptionArrangement and Deposit FeeAsset Inspection and Credit Reference Fee
% of loan amount - min7.96%0
% of loan amount - max8.00%0
OR, Fixed amount - min075
Fixed amount - max0125
Reason for variation1.96% to 2% paid for Arrangement fee and 6% for Deposit fee. The processing fee varies depending on the loan cycle. Repeat clients are offered a lower processing fee.Asset Inspection Fee = 25; CRF 50 for loan < 15,000 and 100 ZMW for loan between 15,000 to 100,000ZMW
Appears on Repayment Sched?YesYes
Ongoing Fees
This product has no ongoing fees
Upfront Insurance Fees
Ins 1
DescriptionCredit Life Insurance
% of loan amount - min1.00%
% of loan amount - max1.00%
OR, Fixed amount - min0
Fixed amount - max0
Reason for variationN/A
Appears on Repayment Sched?Yes
Ongoing Insurance Fees
This product has no ongoing insurance fees
Compulsory Deposit
Required forNever
Is deposit indicated on the repayment schedule?N/A
Do borrowers control deposit in their group?N/A
Deposit BEFORE or AT Disbursement
% loan amount depositedN/A
or, Fixed-amount depositedN/A
Deposits DURING period payments
% loan amount depositedN/A
or, Fixed-amount depositedN/A
Conditions on access to depositN/A
Interest Paid on Deposit
Minimum interest rate paidN/A
Maximum interest rate paidN/A
Interest payment frequencyN/A
Are taxes charged on this product?No

Full Pricing Data

Business Loans samples
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Disbursement Date
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Grace Period (Months)
Total Cost of Credit
Full APR (int fee ins tax dep)
True Price by Component
Transparency Index
Original Repayment Schedule
MFT Pricing Calculation
Interest price component
Fee Component
Insurance Component
Tax Component
Deposit Component
ZMW 2,100 Generated 2014-11-01 12.2 months 0.0 months ZMW 923.29 81.4% 50.9% 28.1% 2.4% 0.0% 0.0% 63 - PDF
ZMW 3,500 Generated 2014-11-01 12.2 months 0.0 months ZMW 1,482.15 77.5% 50.9% 24.2% 2.4% 0.0% 0.0% 66 - PDF
ZMW 4,165 Generated 2014-11-01 12.2 months 0.0 months ZMW 1,752.86 76.9% 50.9% 23.6% 2.4% 0.0% 0.0% 67 - PDF
ZMW 4,900 Generated 2014-11-01 18.2 months 0.0 months ZMW 2,815.28 69.0% 50.9% 16.4% 1.7% 0.0% 0.0% 74 - PDF
ZMW 5,635 Generated 2014-11-01 18.2 months 0.0 months ZMW 3,218.82 68.4% 50.9% 15.8% 1.7% 0.0% 0.0% 75 - PDF
ZMW 6,300 Generated 2014-11-01 12.2 months 0.0 months ZMW 2,594.88 74.8% 50.9% 21.5% 2.4% 0.0% 0.0% 69 - PDF
ZMW 7,000 Generated 2014-11-01 12.2 months 0.0 months ZMW 2,869.31 74.3% 50.9% 21.1% 2.3% 0.0% 0.0% 69 - PDF
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