Finserve Africa


  • Product Type: Mobile Banking and Learning
  • Sector: Finance Oriented
  • Project Country: Kenya

Finserve Africa

Finserve Africa

Providing mobile banking services in Kenya.

Finserve Africa trades as Equitel, a mobile virtual network operator in Kenya. It is a wholly owned subsidiary of Equity Group Holdings Limited and uses the Airtel network as its carrier. Equitel  provides an alternative way for Equity Bank customers to engage with their bank accounts, as well as provides mobile money services such as savings, loans and transactions. Through additional menus, customers can access informative content such as information on maternal health (“MAMA”), financial literacy and tips on agriculture, environment and energy.

Project Description

Finserve is expanding the use of Equitel by subsidizing the cost of ThinSIM and DualSIM phones, continuously developing the product offering and related services, as well as delivering financial literacy content.

Key Areas of Scale

FRP support will essentially expand Equitel’s existing activities.