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Pulse Financial Services Limited Cnr Freedom Way/Katunjila RoadLusakaP.O. Box RW 51269
Data approved: 2012-01-25
Data version: 1
Age of data: 107 months


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Product Details

Key Statistics
Outstanding portfolio (ZMK)ZMK 6,886,000,000
Portfolio (USD)USD 1,330,628.02
Active Clients with Loans287
Approximate % Female Clients40% - 60%
Approximate % Urban Clients40% - 60%
Solidarity groupx
Village banking
Self help group
Loan Product for Home Improvement
Loan Purpose
Any purpose
Income generationx
Consumer loan
Other household finance
Other (2)
Included Services
Credit educationx
Group meetingsx
Credit insurancex
Workplace visits
Business training
Other training
Other (2)
No other services
Must run a businessx
Must own a home or landx
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 sizeZMK 5,000,000
Maximum loan size120,000,000
Loan Term and Grace Period
Shortest loan term6.0 months
Longest loan term60.0 months
Approx average18.0 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 interest2.50%
Highest quoted nominal interest3.00%
Reason(s) why interest rate variesTime as Client, Repeat Loan discount - annual rate is 36% for 1st loan, 30% for 2nd loan.
Interest rate periodMonthly
Interest Rate Calculation MethodFlat
Subsidized by funder request?No
Is rate fixed for entire loan termYes
Upfront Fees
Fee 1
DescriptionProcessing Fee
% of loan amount - min4.00%
% of loan amount - max4.00%
OR, Fixed amount - min0
Fixed amount - max0
Reason for variationn/a
Appears on Repayment Sched?No
Ongoing Fees
This product has no ongoing fees
Upfront Insurance Fees
Ins 1
DescriptionCredit Life Assurance
% of loan amount - min1.00%
% of loan amount - max4.50%
OR, Fixed amount - min0
Fixed amount - max0
Reason for variationN/A
Appears on Repayment Sched?No
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 deposited5.00%
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 paid3.00%
Maximum interest rate paid9.00%
Interest payment frequencyEnd Term
Are taxes charged on this product?No
Additional Comments
Client is entitled to client share ownership program and has a minimum of 1% interest rebate paid if the loan was paid on time. The client has four options of investment. The repeat borrowers have a lower interest rate.

Full Pricing Data

Home Improvement Loan samples
Sample 1Sample 2Sample 3Sample 4Sample 5
Loan AmountZMK 5,000,000ZMK 5,000,000ZMK 5,000,000ZMK 5,500,000ZMK 5,500,000
Loan Cycle (1, 2, 3, etc)Not KnownNot KnownNot KnownNot KnownNot Known
Disbursement Date2010-11-032010-10-142011-02-152010-09-222011-07-26
Loan Term (Months)9.0 months12.0 months12.0 months12.0 months24.0 months
Grace Period (Months)0.0 months0.0 months0.0 months0.0 months2.0 months
Total Cost of CreditNot KnownNot KnownNot KnownNot KnownNot Known
True Price by Comp         
Interest and Fee Component62.4%60.0%70.4%60.2%72.2%
Insurance Component4.3%3.4%3.5%3.4%2.0%
Tax Component0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
Deposit Component5.5%5.2%6.1%5.3%5.2%
Full APR (int fee ins tax dep)72.2%68.7%80.0%68.8%79.4%
Transparency Index4244384438
Original Repayment SchedulePDFPDFPDFPDFPDF
Home Improvement Loan Price Graphs

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Tameer Microfinance Bank A-15, Block 7/8 KCHS Union, Karachi 75350, PakistanKarachi75350
Data approved: 2015-04-15
Data version: 2
Age of data: 57 months

Institution Details

Institution TypeBank
Is this institution regulated?Yes
Website address
Year established2005
Head of InstitutionNadeem Hussain (CEO & President)
Regions activeAzad Kashmir, Balochistan, Khyber Pakhtunkwa, Punjab, Sindh
# Branches153

Total Portfolio (nat'l)PKR 8,701,618,309
Total Portfolio (USD)USD 85,449,891.79
Active clients with loans221,224
Approximate % female clients40% - 60%
Approximate % urban clients40% - 60%
Network affiliationsPakistan Micro Finance Network

Loan Products » Summary

89,701 Borrowers
USD 55,629,473.65 Portfolio
Active Product
38,736 Borrowers
USD 8,601,720.39 Portfolio
Active Product
4,139 Borrowers
USD 2,797,699.21 Portfolio
Active Product
67,453 Borrowers
USD 9,973,293.01 Portfolio
Active Product
2,084 Borrowers
USD 2,111,298.50 Portfolio
Active Product
18,352 Borrowers
USD 6,182,667.26 Portfolio
Active Product
759 Borrowers
USD 153,739.79 Portfolio
Low Volume Product
Note: MFTransparency presents full data for active products with over 50 borrowers. Basic data is shown for lower volume products

Loan Products » Conditions

Product Name Loan Size Range Loan Term (months) % Female % Urban Loan Purpose Eligibility Other Services
Tameer Sarmaya Qarza (TSQ) PKR 10,000 - 150,000 3 - 12 20% - 40% 20% - 40% Business, Agriculture, Other Women, Men Credit Ins
Karobar Loan PKR 10,000 - 125,000 6 - 24 0% - 20% 60% - 80% Business Women, Men, Have business
Livestock Financing PKR 50,000 - 400,000 12 - 24 0% 100% Business Women, Men, Have business
Group Loan PKR 15,000 - 25,000 12 - 36 60% - 80% 60% - 80% Business Women, Men
House Finance PKR 20,000 - 450,000 24 - 60 0% 100% Housing, Consumer Women, Men, Have home or land Credit Ins
Salary Loan PKR 10,000 - 150,000 12 - 36 0% - 20% 100% Consumer, Other Women, Men, Salaried worker

Loan Products » Pricing Information

Product Name Annual Nominal Interest Fees Insurance Taxes Compulsory Deposit APR (int+fee) Full APR Transparency Index
Tameer Sarmaya Qarza (TSQ) 27.0%-33.0% annual, Flat 1 Fee 0 Ins 16.00% fees N/A 26% - 31.2% 26.3% - 31.9% 95
Karobar Loan 23.0% annual, Flat 1 Fee 0 Ins 16.00% fees N/A 43.1% - 46.1% 43.9% - 47.4% 51
Livestock Financing 23.0%-30.0% annual, Flat 1 Fee 0 Ins 16.00% fees N/A 39.3% - 48.5% 39.7% - 48.9% 52
Group Loan 22.0% annual, Flat 1 Fee 0 Ins 16.00% fees 5.0%-10.0% upfront 40.2% - 42.6% 44.7% - 49.1% 47
House Finance 19.0%-20.0% annual, Flat 1 Fee 0 Ins 16.00% fees N/A 33.9% 34.2% 56
Salary Loan 18.0% annual, Flat 1 Fee 0 Ins 16.00% fees N/A 32.9% - 38% 33.4% - 39.2% 49
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