Responsible Finance

At FINCA Impact Finance, our customers are at the center of everything we do.

Our main focus is on using socially-responsible investment (SRI) to support income-generating microenterprises and small businesses. We have strict policies to help ensure that clients do not become over-indebted and are treated fairly and ethically. It’s part of FINCA’s heritage and mission.

Our commitment to responsible finance and SRI is more important than ever with the rapid rise of digital services. Responsibility toward our clients is our top priority, whether clients find us near their farms or on their phones. That’s why FINCA Impact Finance is rapidly building capacity to use fingerprint scans to protect client accounts, mobile banking to empower clients to bank at their convenience and agent banking to offer services in more locations and communities.

Our commitment to SRI includes a commitment to offer our clients education along with responsible and innovative products and services. Globally, 66% of adults, or approximately 3.5 billion people, are financially illiterate. This means that they are at risk of exploitation. FINCA Kyrgyzstan is one of several subsidiaries working to address this among their clients and the general public. Staff are teaching clients how to efficiently manage financial resources, how to keep track of household expenses and the importance of savings. Over the past three years, FINCA Kyrgyzstan has reached more than 20,000 banked and unbanked people with in-person trainings, workshops, textbooks and publications on financial concepts.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=4&v=knoy4wm1Xuk

Delivering Responsible Financial Services

FIF understands that financial inclusion is about more than access. It’s about providing people with the right financial services tailored to their needs. Responsible finance also means providing clients with the tools they need to benefit from finance, including financial and digital literacy training. This video shows how FIF meets the needs of our clients in a responsible way.

https://youtu.be/Na0WR7Wlhv0

FINCA is a founding member of the Smart Campaign, a global initiative promoting the adoption of client protection standards in the microfinance industry.



FINCA Armenia Receives Smart Certification for Strong Client Protection Practices

FINCA Armenia became the first institution in the country to receive Smart Certification for its high standards in serving clients with responsible financial services. It joins other FINCA Impact Finance subsidiaries in Ecuador, Georgia, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, Nicaragua and Pakistan in receiving the acknowledgement.
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| January 25, 2019

Banco FINCA Ecuador Receives Smart Certification for its Commitment to Client Protection

Banco FINCA Ecuador received Smart Certification after a rigorous independent review process found the bank to have consistently upheld the highest client protection standards in providing financial products and services.
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| April 18, 2018

Financiera FINCA Nicaragua Awarded with Client Protection Certification

Financiera FINCA Nicaragua received Smart Certification reflecting its high ethical standards in serving clients with responsible financial services. It joins other FINCA Impact Finance subsidiaries in Pakistan, Kyrgyzstan, Georgia and Kosovo in receiving the acknowledgement.
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| July 24, 2017

FINCA Microfinance Bank Pakistan Awarded Smart Certification for Client Protection

FINCA Microfinance Bank in Pakistan joins FINCA Impact Finance subsidiaries in Kyrgyzstan, Georgia and Kosovo in receiving Smart Campaign Certification.
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| May 8, 2017
FINCA Kosovo Smart Certified

FINCA Kosovo Awarded Smart Certification for Client Protection

FINCA Kosovo, the country’s largest microfinance organization, announced it received the Client Protection Certification by Smart Campaign.
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| January 17, 2017
FINCA Georgia Smart Certified

FINCA Bank Georgia Receives Smart Certification for Client Protection

FINCA Bank Georgia received Client Protection Certification by the Smart Campaign, in recognition of high ethical standards in the treatment of its clients.
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| April 20, 2016
FINCA Kyrgyzstan Smart Certified

FINCA Kyrgyzstan Receives Smart Certification for Client Protection

FINCA Kyrgyzstan is the first FINCA subsidiary to receive the SMART certification. Through this achievement FINCA joins an exclusive group of 28 certified financial institutions worldwide.
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| December 14, 2014