We are a strategic shareholder in currently 8 financial institutions in 2 regions: Africa, and Eurasia.
Across the AccessGroup Total Assets exceed 1,050 million EUR (06/2023).
The number of staff across the AccessGroup worldwide stands at over 7,300. At our Berlin headquarters, 45 employees support to the Group in all business areas.
We have disbursed more than 6.8 million loans to finance micro and small businesses in the areas of investment, working capital, agriculture and housing.
The share of female clients across our Group averages 50%, however, in many of our countries, that share is much higher.
163 participants graduated successfully from AccessCampus, our network-wide education of middle managers, and many of them were promoted after graduation. Employees from 8 countries completed over 72,100 e-learning experiences (since 05/2017) and over 12,500 training days (ytd).
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.