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You can now invest in personal loans from GetBucks in Kenya and Zambia on Mintos p2p lending marketplace

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The investment opportunities from Africa on the Mintos marketplace have just doubled as GetBucks now offers you the chance to invest in personal loans from Kenya and Zambia, with yearly returns of up to 13%. In both countries, the company has special agreements that ensure loan repayments are deducted directly from the salary of the borrower.

GetBucks is part of the Frankfurt-listed fintech company, MyBucks. The loan originator joined Mintos in June 2017 and until now was offering investment opportunities in Poland and Botswana. Since joining the marketplace investors have invested more than EUR 4.9 million worth of GetBucks loans.

GetBucks Kenya (Emu Inya Enterprises Limited) exclusively lends to Kenyan civil servants, county employees and to employees of the Kenyan Teachers Service Commission. GetBucks Zambia provides loans for educational purposes and to employees of large national companies. In both countries, the company issues loans only based on special agreements that allow repayments to be deducted directly from the salary of the borrower. Because of this setup, personal loans issued by GetBucks from Kenya and Zambia have one of the lowest default rates on the market.

The average Kenya-issued personal loan on Mintos from GetBucks is EUR 800, with an average repayment period of 36 months. The average GetBucks Zambia-issued personal loan on Mintos is EUR 600, with a repayment period of 13 to 36 months. Investors can expect an annual return of up to 13% for GetBucks loans from both countries.

To keep its skin in the game, GetBucks will retain 5% of each loan placed on Mintos on its balance sheet. GetBucks ensures all loans from Kenya and Zambia that are delinquent for 60 days or more will be repurchased by the company. The obligations of GetBucks Kenya and GetBucks Zambia will be guaranteed by MyBucks Group.

Established in 1993, GetBucks Kenya has distributed more than EUR 14 million worth of loans since its inception. GetBucks Zambia started operating in 2014. Since then, more than EUR 23 million worth of loans has been given.

The Luxembourg-registered MyBucks Group was the first African fintech company to be listed on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange. In 2017, the company also successfully listed bonds on the Vienna, Botswana, and Zimbabwe stock exchanges to refinance existing debt facilities and to expand its loan book. The current market capitalisation of the company is in excess of EUR 170 million.

Kenya is one of the leading countries from Africa in the alternative lending industry. Economically, the country offers a youthful and growing population, dynamic private sector, highly skilled workforce, improved infrastructure and a new constitution. According to forecasts from The World Bank, GDP growth is expected to rebound to 5.8% in 2018 and 6.1% in 2019 respectively.

Zambia has one of the world’s fastest growing populations, with the United Nations projecting that the country’s population will triple by 2050. GDP is also set to improve, according to the World Bank, growth is forecast to strengthen to 4.5% in 2018 and 4.7% in 2019.

GetBucks joins Viventor peer-to-peer lending marketplace

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MyBucks, a leading FinTech company that operates a range of financial products and services across 13 countries worldwide joins Viventor peer-to-peer lending marketplace. The company will list the loans originated in Kenya under GetBucks brand.

Founded in 2011, MyBucks has established itself as a scene-setting market pioneer when it comes to modern financial services. Operating 4 banks and 9 microfinance institutions that offer loan, banking and insurance products, the company has issued almost EUR 400 million worth of loans.

In June 2016, MyBucks was listed on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange (FRA:MBC). Registered in Luxembourg, the company is of African origin with active operations in 11 countries across the continent. The company is also present in Poland and Australia.

“Our company’s vision is to embrace technology as a mean to provide better financial solutions to people all over the world.  Getting listed on Frankfurt stock exchange was a major step towards showing our ambition indeed lies beyond just Africa. Partnering with Viventor, another ambitious FinTech company that seeks to provide better financial services through technology is not only another step forward for us, but also a collaboration that simply makes sense.”

Tim Nuy, Deputy CEO of MyBucks

GetBucks loans on Viventor

  • 500-50000 EUR in size
  • 12 months-48 months in duration
  • 10%-12% projected annual return
  • 60 day Buyback guarantee

The company will initially list its consumer loans from Kenya issued to local business owners. All loans are backed by a third party guarantor and have a collateral in place. In addition to the attractive yield, terms and Buyback Guarantee, all the loans will be listed in Euros. On top of that, GetBucks will maintain 5% skin in the game stake in every single loan.

Loans issued in Africa now available on the Mintos marketplace

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GetBucks has started placing short-term personal loans issued online in Botswana on the Mintos marketplace. With this move, GetBucks is the first loan originator on the Mintos marketplace to offer an opportunity to invest in loans issued in one of the fastest growing regions of the world — Africa.

GetBucks, part of Frankfurt-listed fintech company MyBucks, joined the Mintos marketplace in June 2017, offering investors the opportunity to invest in short-term personal loans issued in Poland. So far, the company has funded loans worth more than EUR 400 000 through Mintos.

Tim Nuy, Deputy CEO of MyBucks, says: “We initially approached Mintos as a practical and flexible solution to our funding needs in Europe. So far, the Mintos platform has given us great results, with excellent investor demand.”

“The outcome was so good, we thought it would be great if we could find similar solutions for our successful African operations,” says Nuy. “Some African markets are not too different from many Eastern European countries. Botswana, for example, has a very stable economy with a GDP per capita of over USD 16 000. Loan impairments there are much lower than in most Eastern European markets.”

“We are glad to partner with Mintos in this initiative to allow European investors to participate in the African consumer finance business. We are confident that it will be as successful as it has been in Poland.”

The average Botswana-issued loan GetBucks will place on the Mintos marketplace is EUR 250, with a repayment period of 30 days. The average annual net return to investors will reach 11%.

GetBucks will provide a buyback guarantee for loans that are delinquent for more than 60 days, and will keep at least 5% of each loan available on the Mintos marketplace on its balance sheet. Obligations of GetBucks Botswana will be guaranteed by MyBucks Group.

The subsidiary GetBucks acquired in Botswana was established in 1998 and provides short-term unsecured loans. The company has already disbursed more than 120 000 loans worth more than EUR 19 million, most of them for consumption and education.

MyBucks Group has experienced exponential growth since its inception in 2011. Through its different brands, the company offers customers unsecured consumer loans, banking solutions and insurance products.

MyBucks Group operates in 12 countries across three continents – Africa, Europe and Australia. The company currently has four banking licenses and employs over 1 000 people. It has disbursed more than 1 million loans since inception. MyBucks now has a loan portfolio of almost EUR 100 million; it had a record year in 2016 when the company disbursed EUR 124 million in loans.

The Luxembourg-registered MyBucks group is the first African fintech company to be listed on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange. It is also the first fintech company in Africa to provide savings products. In 2017, the company successfully listed bonds on the Vienna, Botswana and Zimbabwe stock exchange. It now has plans to list bonds in several other jurisdictions.

Over the last four years, MyBucks group’s revenues have grown fivefold to reach EUR 66.3 million, as of the end of June 2017. The company’s operating profit has grown over 30% in the past year to EUR 15.6 million.

GetBucks has developed unique credit-scoring technology with self-learning algorithms that allow the company to keep a default rate below 8%. The company distributes its product portfolio through digital channels and internet service points, which has allowed it to scale rapidly while also managing its credit risk effectively.

If you would like to invest in loans issued by GetBucks and use Auto Invest on the Mintos marketplace, be sure to adjust your settings accordingly and add GetBucks to your Auto Invest loan originators’ list!


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