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We’re one of the leading business loan providers for viable small to medium businesses in the world. We provide loan finance ranging from US$100 000 to US$ 1 million to all business owners who have a viable formal business and require finance for expansion, working capital, equipment, takeovers, property, franchises or management buy-outs.

We operate from Kenya, Malawi, Namibia, Rwanda, Uganda and Zambia.

DEVELOPMENT STATISTICS FROM INCEPTION

WHY DO WE CALL OURSELVES BUSINESS PARTNERS INTERNATIONAL?

  • For the simple reason that we are invested in seeing business owners succeed. That’s why we have been the business financier of choice for many business owners for over three decades.
  • Our name expresses our commitment to the relationship with the business owners we serve. Not only are we committed to providing loan finance solely for viable small to medium businesses, we also bind ourselves to support business owners with our knowledge and value-added services every step of the way.
  • Because your success is our success. Isn’t that what you’d expect from a business financier?​

BUSINESS OWNERS ARE OUR EXCLUSIVE FOCUS

  • Our core focus is you, the business owner.
  • We have spent over three decades adjusting our products and services to boost the success of the business owners we support.
  • We know that by investing in you, we’re also fuelling the growth of our economy and building a better future for all.
  • If you’re serious about growing your company, connect with us.

WE PROVIDE MORE THAN JUST MONEY

  • Because we understand the experiences and challenges business owners face, we take more risk than most financiers.
  • While we’ve provided business loans worth over US$ 123 million to date, we understand that success sometimes requires more than money alone.
  • Beyond financial support, we offer a range of solutions catering to all your business needs. Providing everything from technical assistance and mentorship to property finance and business premises to lease.

Click here to learn about our Technical Assistance ​Programme

BUSINESS OWNERS ARE OUR EXCLUSIVE FOCUS

  • Our core focus is you, the business owner.
  • We have spent over three decades adjusting our products and services to boost the success of the business owners we support.
  • We know that by investing in you, we’re also fuelling the growth of our economy and building a better future for all.
  • If you’re serious about growing your company, connect with us.

WE PROVIDE MORE THAN JUST MONEY

  • Because we understand the experiences and challenges business owners face, we take more risk than most financiers.
  • While we’ve provided business loans worth over R20 billion to date, we understand that success sometimes requires more than money alone.
  • Beyond financial support, we offer a range of solutions catering to all your business needs. Providing everything from technical assistance and mentorship to property finance and business premises to lease.

Click here to learn about our Technical Assistance ​Programme

OUR MISSION, VISION,
GOAL, AND PURPOSE

OUR MISSION

Our mission is to invest capital, skill and knowledge into viable entrepreneurial enterprises in South Africa, and markets in Africa where we have a presence.

OUR VISION

Our vision is to be the premier business partner for SMEs, supporting growth and development, facilitating entrepreneurial wealth formation and stimulating job creation.

OUR GOAL

Our goal is to be an internationally respected, successful and profitable business partner for SMEs.

OUR PURPOSE

To foster a culture of entrepreneurship in South Africa, Africa and all markets where we have a presence.

OUR VALUES

ENTREPRENEURIAL SPIRIT

Our people are both entrepreneurial and passionate about entrepreneurs. We invest where we see an opportunity, driven by the conviction that SMEs are generators of wealth and economic growth. We believe that viable and successful SMEs create sustainable jobs that provide dignity and contribute towards alleviating the scourges of poverty and inequality which afflict much of the developing world. Our entrepreneurial approach and passion for doing business enables us to partner with our clients in the success of their businesses.

ECONOMIC MERIT

Economic merit underpins all our finance and investment decisions, ensuring that access to business finance and added-value services for entrepreneurs is consistent, sustainable, and inclusive — so that we may serve all communities and groups of entrepreneurs. It is also the foundation of all our operational decisions, ensuring long-term sustainability and the ability to deliver optimum value for clients and shareholders alike.

INTEGRITY

Both our business and personal conduct are imbued with honesty, respect for human dignity and the highest levels of ethical business practices.

SERVICE EXCELLENCE

We exist for our clients. We enjoy serving them. We continuously strive to exceed their expectations with our products, innovative solutions and the quality of our service.