Payday lending

What are the regulatory policies and risks associated with payday lending?

Customer objectives

The customer wanted a better understanding of the potential of a consumer finance company that provides payday loans in 11 markets in Africa and Latin America.

  • Looking to learn about the regulatory environment in the target markets. Questions included “What regulatory framework applies and how are regulations enforced?”
  • Insights from Experts informed which areas the team should probe further and which requirements should be applied to borrowers.


  • Head of East Africa for Letshego Holdings Ltd., a consumer lending company.
  • Former CEO of FINCA Tanzania, an international microfinance institution.
  • 20 years of experience in the banking sector.


  • CEO at Ipar Business S.A., a payday lending company.
  • Former CEO of Financiera Ayarcis, a payday lending company.
  • 19 years of experience in financial services.

Consultations helped us identify important variations in payroll lending policies across our target’s markets.

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It saves us time and reduces risk to understand these types of market nuances early on in the deal cycle.

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