FINT; Celebrating 1 Year of Growth
Nov 13, 2017- Launch
Today we are 1.
1 year of growth and lessons, 1 year since we launched Nigeria’s First Peer To Peer Lending platform, 1 year of providing affordable credit to borrowers and attractive returns to lenders.
How It All Started.
Even though we launched in November 2017, FINT has been in the works and Beta testing mode months before then, you can read the post Chiwete (Our CEO) wrote HERE
Number of Staff
FINT has grown from a team of 4 people to 13 people playing key roles from customer support to marketing and tech to ensure our users have a seamless and pleasurable experience.
To house our growing team, and create a physical environment where people will be happy to work and give their best, we moved to a bigger office in Ikoyi. Our CTO, Nnamdi, doubled as the designer for the space.
The FINT Series
Since we launched, we have hosted 5 people at the FINT Series, The FINT Series is a hangout where we invite someone who has significantly made impact in their field for a discussion with the team, we discuss unrehearsed topics over small chops and drinks.
Our guests include Obinna from Fibre Lifestyle, John from Wallet.ng, Josh from PiggyBank.
As at December 31st 2017 we had 3077 signed up borrowers and 297 Lenders, who had taken interest in our product, right now we have over 40000 signed up borrowers and over 6000 lenders.
We’ve hosted 2 editions of the Lenders Rendezvous, this is a session where we invite a speaker in the investment and assets management space to speak to lenders on the various investment options available and how they work. We also take lenders through the process of lending on FINT and answer questions they may have. We had the pleasure of hosting Zephia Ovia from Vetiva and Olabodunde Olatunji from ARM
FINT in the media
During the course of the year, we were featured on different radio, print and electronic media
FINT has participated in panels and exhibition in the fintech, access to credit and fintech space, these include The Stears Summit, Bridging The Gap Between Schools and Finance
Customer Service Week
We celebrated the our first customer service week from October 2nd -5th, we gave out a couple of freebies to those that answered trivia questions on our pages. We also had various fun activities throughout the week
Our accountant, Toun was treated to a surprise baby shower, we had a lot of fun and name suggestions for her baby such as Oluwafint, Oluwafintech. With so much joy Oluwakanyisola joined the FINT family this month.
Within the past year we facilitated over 100 million Naira in loans between borrowers and lenders, with 90% of cleared loans getting funded by lenders
In the past year, we got feedback from our borrowers and lenders, we made updates, changes, improvements and we kept moving.
This is cheers to a new year as we work harder towards our goal of providing easy access to credit for Africans, and an opportunity to earn attractive returns to lenders.
Thank you for being a part of our journey 💫✨