NBFI INSIGHTS Absa Insights Series Absa | Corporate and Investment Banking > Insights and Events > NBFI Insights Our foresight assists your business’s sustainable growth potential We have created a platform for our sector experts to provide data driven insights that will help your business adapt and thrive in an ever-changing world. SECTOR EXPERTISE To revive Africa's growth ambitions, you need to understand the alternative finance market. We do. Small lenders and microfinancers have a huge role to play in shaping the African continent’s economy. We have unique insights to unlock Africa’s economic potential. Our vast array of knowledge in the Non-Bank Financial Institutions (NBFI) sector enables us to drive diversified and inclusive economies across the African continent. The Absa Insights Series podcast provides a platform for our thought leaders to share how they navigate this ever-changing financial environment. Contact us to unlock value across the continent in this evolving sector. The bravery to imagine. That’s Africanacity. Contact us Our Head of Non-Bank Financial Institutions, Monique Pennells, shares insights into microfinancing’s potential role in creating fintech opportunities and financial inclusion on the African continent for those with no or limited access to capital from bank finance. Latest Podcasts Episode 04 Kenneth Makenna Head of Non-Bank Financial Institutions at Absa Regional Operations Absa Group NBFI Insights Microfinancing: The Key To Africa’s Growth How do unbanked Africans borrow money? From microfinancing institutions, who drive much of the continent’s growth. Kenneth Makenna, Head of Non-Bank Financial Institutions at Absa Regional Office, explains what that means – and where formal banks fit in – in our Absa Insights podcast. Listen now Episode 03 Monique Pennells Head of Non-Bank Financial Institutions at Absa CIB Absa Group NBFI Insights Funding South Africa’s Hidden Economy Small lenders and microfinancers have a huge role to play in shaping South Africa’s post-pandemic economy. Monique Pennells, Head of Non-Bank Financial Institutions at Absa CIB, shares the latest trends in our Absa Insights podcast. Listen now Load More × Sector Insights Unlocking your business's potential with insight and sustainable solutions. NBFI INSIGHTS SERIES Non-bank finance is key in ESG While micro-finance and micro-loans have their detractors, they have the potential to be a critical part of the Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) investment landscape in emerging markets like Africa. Read more We help you achieve your sector growth ambitions Our highly experienced teams of sector specialists have an in-depth understanding of the industry within which you operate. They offer sector-specific knowledge, skills and experience to help you take the lead in your industry. Learn more Experience Absa Insights 2022 All sectors Absa insights series View all NBFISmall lenders and microfinancers have a huge role to play in shaping the African continent’s economy. We have unique insights to unlock Africa’s economic potential. Read more AgricultureThere’s no denying that the travel and Tourism industry was one of the hardest hit due to the various travel restrictions that were imposed, amongst other challenges. Read more HospitalityThere’s no denying that the travel and Tourism industry was one of the hardest hit due to the various travel restrictions that were imposed, amongst other challenges. 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