We are a strategic shareholder in currently 8 financial institutions in 3 regions: Africa, Eurasia and South America.
Across the AccessGroup Total Assets exceed 560 million EUR, growing 13% in 2019.
The number of staff across the AccessGroup worldwide stands at over 5,500. Of around 80 employees that provide support to the Group from our Berlin head offices, a significant share work in Technology.
We have disbursed more than 4 million loans to finance small businesses in investment, working capital, agriculture, and housing.
Our institutions put our clients at the center: small-scale entrepreneurs that are the engine of sustainable economic growth and prosperity. Loans for our entrepreneurs in Sub-Saharan Africa average 900 USD.
The share of female clients across our Group averages 53%, however, in many of our countries, that share is much higher.
136 middle-managers from our network graduated successfully from AccessCampus, our internal training facility. More than 14,000 bespoke e-learning classes have been delivered to our staff.
As AccessHolding, we have over a decade of experience in small business banking and donor program implementation.
Access Microfinance Holding AG, or AccessHolding, is a private company incorporated in Germany. AccessHolding was founded in 2006 as a partnership among high profile investors from the public sphere (Development Finance Institutions or “DFIs”) and private sector impact investors. What unites our shareholders is the drive to support entrepreneurs in developing and emerging markets by providing access to responsible and fair financial services.
Over more than a decade, AccessHolding has built up and grown an international network of small business banks that serve that very purpose.
AccessHolding invests into and manages strategic majority equity stakes in our network banks. Unlike typical portfolio investors, as strategic owners we are investing into future growth and a permanent stake. AccessHolding takes the lead in green-fielding and founding of institutions jointly with likeminded investors. In addition, we have expertise in engaging in Mergers & Acquisitions deals and the integration of new institutions in need of strategic investment into our network.
Beyond being a financial holding, AccessHolding is an operative holding company that assumes active ownership and operative management. AccessHolding provides a range of central support services across multiple areas such as Business, Technology, Risk, Audit and Finance to network banks from our headquarters in Berlin, Germany.
Being part of a wider banking group unlocks synergies, enables economies of scale and growth across the Group, allowing our investee companies to leverage on market opportunities.
We have many years of experience in building and growing institutions. The unlocking of value for our clients, small entrepreneurs in fast-growing, yet often challenging markets, relies on our ability to build capabilities within our institutions and the financial sector. Strategic management support includes broad based capacity building for middle-managers through the AccessCampus corporate academy, network wide e-learning modules and the steering of strategic projects in the areas of digitalisation and technology.
We are engaged in one of the most impactful industries in the world, but what really makes us special is the people behind it all. As a team of professionals from around the world we are delivering our very best in what we do.