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Access Bank Concludes LSETF W Initiative Grassroots Engagement

Access Bank Concludes LSETF W Initiative Grassroots Engagement

Access Bank Plc, through its W Initiative, has concluded a community engagement programme to create awareness for the LSETF W Initiative loan package created for women in business.

One of the brand objectives of Access Bank is to be the Bank of choice for women, particularly women in business. It does this by providing them with access to finance.

Accordingly, the Bank, through its W Initiative, partnered the Lagos State Employment Trust Fundto launch the LSETF W Initiative loan.

The LSETF W Initiative loan is a matching fund financing option for women-owned businesses in Lagos State.

To further expand the reach of this offering, W Initiative and the LSETF teams embarked on a comprehensive community engagement across four local government areas in Lagos State to create awareness about availability of the product, processes as well as requirements involved.

The sessions were held at Balogun Market, Alimosho LGA, Surulere LGA and Oshodi LGA.
The Group Head of the W Initiative, Abiodun Olubitan, encouraged women to take the opportunity, noting that access to finance would help to grow their businesses.

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Olubitan said: “There is a financing gap for women owned businesses, for which the LSETF W Initiative loan was developed.

“With a highly competitive interest rate of 10 per cent per annum, no collateral requirements, and a maximum repayment period of 24 months, female-owned SMEs are able to thrive.”

Olubitan further encouraged the women to use the funds appropriately to grow their businesses and ensure no diversion of funds for other purposes.

She emphasised the need to register their businesses, keep financial records and run a business account as this would help position them for the loan.

This LSETF W Initiative loan is projected to increase the contributions of women-owned businesses to the Nigerian economy and reduce unemployment, which will have a significant developmental impact.

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