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Crowdfunding is a great new way to use the power of the crowd to raise money for a variety of different projects and ventures. Crowdfunding in Nigeria is possible through sites such as Imeela. What is Crowdfunding Crowdfunding is the process of getting a large crowd of people to pay a small amount of money to invest in an idea or product, with the promise that when said idea comes to fruition, they will get
Banks are generally wary of providing credit to the SME sector due to many issues including lack of collateral and identification. As such, microfinance loans in Nigeria provide the funding needed by 32 million SMEs in Nigeria to grow their business and the economy. What is a Microfinance loan? Microfinance is the business of providing financial services to vast numbers of poor people in developing economies. Microfinance loans in Nigeria to poor individuals promotes entrepreneurship. These
Credit reports in Nigeria still  have a way to go to match the efficiency of those in developed nations. The reports play an active role in lending to people with less access to banking activities, such as the unbanked or underbanked or in situations where borrowers do not have good credit history.   1) What is a credit bureau? A credit bureau is an agency that collects and maintains individual credit information and sells it
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Who is offering Online Loans in Nigeria? Online loan providers in Nigeria have become a key way for people and businesses to get easy access to capital. Most banks, mortgage lenders and microfinance banks already offer online information material as well as printable online application forms. In parallel many innovative loan companies are entering the market that provide Nigerians with online loans.   Locating online loan providers in Nigeria You can also locate loan providers
The National Bureau of Statistics show the average interest rate charged by the commercial banks on a loan at 17.09% in Q3 2016 up from 16.82% in Q1 2016. The high interest rate reflects pressures from the spiraling inflation rate to generate a real return for the banks’ investors. The 10 year high cost-push inflation rate of 18.48% in November 2016 is driven by supply constraints in the foreign exchange market that has devalued the
Nigeria’s 37mn SMEs contribute to economic growth and job creation, but face difficulties accessing credit due to collateral requirements by the banks. SMEs are typically unable to utilize most of their movable assets as collateral due to deficiencies in the legal framework as, lenders find it risky to accept movable property as collateral. In order to improve access to credit, the CBN launched an online collateral registry in May 2016, which allows SMEs to secure
The total private sector credit issued by Nigeria’s commercial banks increased, from 11.4trn in Q1 2016 to 13.8trn in Q3 2016 according to the National Bureau of Statistics. The provision of credit stimulates and accounts for a statistically significant variation in economic growth in Nigeria due to the underdeveloped capital markets. As such the increase in credit does not correlate with the three consecutive quarters of contraction that has placed the Nigerian economy in a