LAGOS – In a bid to create more efficient and agile branches, which are closer to the financially excluded members of the society, Advans Nigeria has launched two new cashless centres in Offa, Kwara state, and Iseyin, Oyo state.
These two new agile branches bring the number of Advans cashless centres serving hundreds of financially undeserved in Nigeria to three, and a total of 17 branches.
Gaetan Debuchy, the MD/CEO of Advans Nigeria in chat with our correspondent said: “the expansion is one of the company’s innovative approaches to providing seamless, affordable and transparent financial services to micro, small and medium scale enterprises in the nooks and crannies of Nigeria.
“It will help us as a Bank to make more impact with less resource so as not to increase the cost of service to clients”.
He added that Advans is a model microfinance institution that has continued to promote private sector-led economic and social development in Nigeria, and 9 other countries.
Speaking on the decision of where these cashless branches are situated, the Chief of Business & Strategy, Elvis Oheneba quipped that factors like proximity to small businesses, and convenience for individuals and business owners, were put into consideration adding that, “we intend to increase the number of cashless branches from 3 to 6 by the end of the year 2021”.
The DCEO, who also oversees the business activities for the Bank network across Nigeria, Jean-Luc Nzoubou, explained that ‘a cashless centre’ can do everything a full branch can do. Customers can apply for loans, open savings and current accounts, get access to business advisory, and also carry out other transactions without having to travel long distances’.
‘Furthermore, the cashless centres will also provide an extensive array of other products and services and wealth management services which underscores the Bank’s mission to provide client-centric financial services to under- served populations in a sustainable and responsible manner’, Nzoubou said.
Advans Nigeria is a member of the Advans group, providing innovative financial solutions to over 1.1 million clients in 9 countries, and offering a complete range of financial services that have helped to build over 5 million small businesses.
As an international microfinance bank with a national license from the CBN, Advans La Fayette Microfinance Bank offers great flexibility, independence and financial security to help clients stay committed to their short and long term financial goals.