Oradian CEO, Antonio Separovic meets Princess Ogunleye of the Association of Non-Bank Micro Finance Institutions of Nigeria (ANMFIN). PHOTO: Supplied

Global fintech company Oradian on Tuesday announced a strategic partnership with the Association of Non Bank Microfinance Institution of Nigeria (ANMFIN), to promote access to financial services for Nigerian clients on a larger scale by using new software which allows for easier access.

Commenting on the partnership, ANMFIN president Princess Ogunleye said: "We are extremely pleased to partner with Oradian. Together we align our shared vision and leverage the success delivered to date.

“The partnership will enable all of our MFIs to move to Oradian’s cloud-based solution, helping our members to save time and money through more efficient, digitised processes, no more manual input of data. We and our members are very excited to improve administrative process, reduce high operational costs and offer digital financial services across the country,” she said.

The partnership will enable ANMFIN to promote access to financial services for Nigerian clients on a larger scale by using ANMFIN Cloud Express, a core banking system specially built for ANMFIN and its microfinance institution (MFI) members. ANMFIN Cloud Express, powered by Instafin, is a cloud-based toolset tailored to enable smaller Nigerian microfinance institutions (MFIs) to benefit from a cloud-based solution.

Antonio Separovic, Oradian chief executive, said that launching ANMFIN Cloud Express would expand the range of solutions that Oradian offers in Nigeria.

"Nigeria was Oradian's first market when we started Oradian six years ago and we remain committed to solving the financial inclusion challenge here. This partnership is a long-term partnership that is an important step towards this goal."

According to Oradian’s programme director for Africa, Onyeka Adibeli, ANMFIN Cloud Express enhances MFI's ability to manage all operations, including client relationships, transactions, portfolio management and reporting in the same way that large banks do, but at a fraction of the cost. 

"We are removing the barriers that prevent MFIs from using the right technology to serve their clients and to strengthen their operations.”

- African News Agency (ANA)