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Finclusion announces brand integration to Fin; adds funding to enhance its offerings

By Edlyn Cardoza

December 13, 2022

  • Africa
  • Awamo
  • BNPL
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Finclusion Group, Fin, Neobank, Equity Funding, Microfinance Banks, Financial Services, BNPL, Credit, Insurance, Fin Connect, Awamo, FinTech, Fin Ventures, mTek-Services, Digital Insurer, Kenya, AfricaFinclusion Group is officially announcing a brand integration across its markets to Fin. Finclusion Group is now known as Fin, with subsidiaries in its core markets following suit: Fin Kenya (formerly: TrustGro); Fin Tanzania (formerly: Fikia Finance) and Fin South Africa (with its products now being SmartAdvance by Fin, NiftyCredit by Fin, NiftyCover by Fin, MediFin and e-Fin).

With this step, the company is consolidating its footprint across Africa under one identity and highlighting its ambition to be the leading international neobank across Eastern and Southern Africa.

The company is also announcing a further equity injection to fuel growth. Fin is adding USD 2 million in equity funding to its USD 20 million round. This funding is led by existing investors Leonard Stiegeler, who is also joining the board of the company, as well as Sudeep Ramnani and Jai Mahtani. The funding will be used to add new, fully integrated territories to its business and develop new offerings, specifically in support of microfinance banks wanting to offer more financial services with the help of Fin.

Fin’s mission (formerly known as Finclusion Group) is to enhance the quality of life of its customers through simple, convenient, and appropriate financial services. This is why the Fin team across Africa has chosen its new slogan: ‘Simply Smarter Finance.’

Tonderai Mutesva, Co-Founder and Co-CEO of Fin, said, “This brand integration is an important step in cementing Fin as the leader in the neobanking space in East & Southern Africa. We have fantastic leadership and a strong team across our markets, and with our joint brand and platform, we will continue to expand.”

Like other neobanks, Fin is already active across the credit, insurance, BNPL, and other financial services space. By presenting its services under one name, the company ensures that its quality offering and customer support are instantly recognised.

Initially, this brand integration will facilitate Fin’s planned expansion into new markets in 2022 and 2023. Secondly, it will highlight its quality services to microfinance banks in its markets. Fin will soon offer services to these microfinance banks to enhance their value proposition to customers. For example, by allowing for higher credit or better saving tools. The technology behind this offering will be known as Fin Connect and is supported by Fin’s earlier acquisition of the microfinance technology services provider Awamo.

Finally, Fin continues supporting adjacent businesses in the space through its venture portfolio. Fin Ventures is focused on funding entrepreneurs and startups in Africa within the credit and banking space. These ventures are independently run but can benefit from the company’s expertise. One such venture is mTek-Services, a leading digital insurer in Kenya.

Timothy Nuy, Co-Founder and Co-CEO of Fin, said, “Fin has been created by a team with proven experience in the African fintech space. I am delighted that our platform can extend this expertise and useful financial tools to our partners.”

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