FinBank S.A was incorporated in the year 2000 as a leasing company operating under the name Finalease. In the year 2003, it was converted into a fully-fledged commercial bank and changed its name to FinBank s.a (“FB”). Following a successful growth period, FinBank s.a attracted the attention of Access Bank Plc (“AB”), incorporated in Nigeria, which acquired a controlling stake in FB in 2008. Under Access Bank, FinBank’s business focus was in corporate banking and leveraged on the experience of its parent company to upscale its internal processes and policies to International Standards.
FINBANK commenced operations in 2002 and became a part of the Access Bank Group through its acquisitionFINBANK operates with strategic correspondent banks like:
- Citibank, ACCESS BANK Rwanda , ACCESS BANK PLC Lagos, ACCESS BANK UK
- FINBANK is a corporate bank and it intends to drive its commercial and consumer banking platform through this.
- The corporate head office is located in BUJUMBURA.
- FINBANK’s strategy is to establish active banking relationship with all the top 5 players in each strategic business sector.