Banking on Women in Business - Case Study: Nigeria

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Banking on Women in Business - Case Study: NigeriaAccess Bank is Nigeria's seventh largest bank and recognizes that female-owned businesses make up a significant proportion of bankable SMEs. To help tap this underserved market, IFC has provided Access Bank with a $30 million credit line for on-lending to women entrepreneurs, along with advisory services to support a successful roll-out of its women's program. Working with IFC experts, Access Bank first examined the women's market in Nigeria and elsewhere, while analyzing the bank's own assumptions, processes and lending requirements to see what barriers women clients faced.

 

 

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