Thanks to GetBucks the Mintos marketplace now has even more investment opportunities in Botswana. In addition to short-term loans, investors can now also invest in longer-term personal loans issued by GetBucks in Botswana.
Personal loans issued by GetBucks in Botswana have one of the lowest default rates on the market. This is due to special agreements which allow for monthly payments to be deducted from the borrower’s salary.
GetBucks personal loans in Botswana are issued by two GetBucks subsidiaries, GetBucks Botswana and TU Employee Benefits (Proprietary) Ltd. Both subsidiaries have special agreements with workers unions – GetBucks Botswana has an agreement with the Botswana Government Workers Union, while TU has an agreement with the Botswana Teachers Union.
Borrowers of both subsidiaries are mostly taking out loans for either personal consumption, or to pay for education. Larger loans are used for home and farm renovations or to purchase cattle.
Botswana-issued GetBucks loans, ranging from around EUR 82 to EUR 40 740 are now available for investment on Mintos. The repayment period is from 6 to 36 months. The expected annual net return for investors is 11-13%.
For loans that are delinquent for more than 60 days, GetBucks will provide a buyback guarantee. To maintain its skin in the game, the company will keep at least 5% of each loan available on the Mintos marketplace on its balance sheet. The obligations of GetBucks Botswana and TU will be guaranteed by the MyBucks Group.
Established in 2011, GetBucks is part of the Frankfurt-listed fintech company MyBucks. The Group operates in 12 countries across three continents – Africa, Europe and Australia. The company offers customers unsecured consumer loans, banking solutions and insurance products through its different brands.
TU was founded in 2012 and has granted EUR 27 million worth of loans. GetBucks Botswana was established in 2012 and has provided EUR 8 million worth of loans. GetBucks has three subsidiaries in Botswana – Cashcorp, GetBucks Botswana and TU. Together, they have funded EUR 35.3 million worth of loans.
The revenue for MyBucks has been growing at a rapid pace over the past four years, reaching EUR 62.2 million by the end of their fiscal year in June 2017. In the past year, the group’s operating profit has grown over 30% to EUR 14.5 million.
GetBucks joined the Mintos marketplace in June 2017, initially offering short-term personal loans for investment issued in Poland. The company began offering loans from Botswana in August 2017. GetBucks has funded loans worth EUR 2 million through Mintos.