Accra
Accra
Kumasi
Ghana
023 106 9444 | 0552229560 Mon - Fri 09:00 - 17:30 Odorkor Official Town- Opposite King of Kings Hotel (GA-500-8440)
032 204 8572 | 0557918422 Mon - Fri 09:00 - 17:30 Kumasi- Ghana
023 106 9444 Mon - Fri 09:00 - 17:30 Odorkor Official Town- Opposite King of Kings Hotel (GA-500-8440)
Accra
Accra
Kumasi
Ghana
023 106 9444 | 0552229560 Mon - Fri 09:00 - 17:30 Odorkor Official Town- Opposite King of Kings Hotel (GA-500-8440)
032 204 8572 | 0557918422 Mon - Fri 09:00 - 17:30 Kumasi- Ghana
023 106 9444 Mon - Fri 09:00 - 17:30 Odorkor Official Town- Opposite King of Kings Hotel (GA-500-8440)
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Tier 3

LICENSING REQUIREMENTS FOR TIER 3

A.

  1. Restrictions of Eligibility to Corporate Entities: No person other than a body corporate, incorporated in Ghana, shall be eligible to apply for a licence to carry Tier 3 microfinance business. No person shall carry on Microfinance business unless it has obtained from the Bank of Ghana a license for that purpose.
  2. Restrictions on shareholding:
    • Shareholding of microfinance institutions such as Susu companies, Deposit taking financial NGOs and Money lending companies shall be restricted to only Ghanaians.
    • Shareholding in non-deposit taking microfinance institutions may be exclusively Ghanaian, exclusively foreign or jointly Ghanaian and foreign.
  3. Application procedures
    • Application for a licence: (i) Every application for a licence shall be made in writing to the Director, Banking Supervision Department, Bank of Ghana, Accra, and shall be accompanied by:
      • A certified true copy of the Certificate of Incorporation and Regulations of the company.
      • Names, addresses, occupations of persons who would hold significant shares directly or indirectly in the proposed venture and the respective values of such holdings as well as their corporate affiliations.
      • Completed Personal Questionnaire on the particulars of the directors and senior persons to be in-charge of the management of the business, including their background, financial position, business interests and particulars of other business concerns under their control or management.
      • A feasibility report including a business plan and financial projections of the company for the first five years of operation.
      • Information on capital and sources of funds; and
      • Such other particulars as the Bank of Ghana may require.

ii) Interview The Banking Supervision Department shall interview the applicant with respect to the application.

4. Minimum Paid-Up Capital

Tier 3 Activities

All Tier 3 entities shall require not less than GH¢2,000,000.00 [Two Million Ghana Cedis only] as minimum paid-up capital.

5. Approval in principle

The Bank of Ghana may issue an ‘approval-in-principle’ to the applicant on such terms and conditions as it may consider necessary and appropriate, if it is satisfied that: [a] the applicant would carry on the business with integrity, prudence and the required professional competence; and [b] The applicant has the capacity to raise the initial paid-up capital required to hold a licence.

6. Pre-operating Conditions

The Central Bank may issue the final approval and licence to the applicant after satisfying itself that the following pre-licensing conditions have been met.

  • Minimum paid-up capital – the company has raised the minimum paid up capital
  • Premises: The Company [a] Has provided evidence of title deeds/lease agreements [b] Has approvals by relevant authorities [c] Has adequate business premises, staff operating area, ventilation, lighting, etc.
  • Has demonstrated security of the premises, including adequacy of alarm systems, fire extinguishers, vaults or safes, etc.
  • Has in place up to date insurance covers – fire, burglary, fidelity guarantee, etc.
  • Possesses Operational plans and policies approved by the Board.
  • Has accounting procedure manuals, computers and appropriate software, etc.
  • Has in place adequately trained and sufficiently experienced staff as well as competent key personnel;
  • Has submitted its first year pre – operating financial statement of affairs.
  • Has met any other conditions imposed by the Bank of Ghana.

7. Fees

Tier 2 and 3 microfinance institutions shall pay the following fees:

  • Processing fee: GH¢500.00
  • Licence fee: GH¢1000.00
  • Annual licence renewal fee: GH¢500.00

B.

MLAG MEMBERSHIP REQUIREMENTS

  1. Application Stating Purpose of Letter ( Period If Any)
  2. Two different valid IDs (Passport, Voter’s Id, …)
  3. Two (2) Passport Size Photos of directors
  4. Curriculum Vitae of Directors
  5. Submit filled Membership Registration Forms
  6. Police report (background check on directors) OR

Attestation Letters (3) From:

  • Attestation Letter (Recently Completed School)
  • Community Leader (Clergy, Imam)
  • Existing Member Of Mlag (In Good Standing)

7. There will be an Interview session with the Executive Secretary

8. Payment of Member Registration Fee (Currently Gh₵1,250.00)

9. Certified true copies Of Business Registration documents Fees

  • Membership Registration fee: GH¢1250.00
  • Annual membership dues: GH¢1000.00 NB: ANNUAL SUBSCRIPTION/ DUES: GH Ȼ1000.00 IS PAYABLE EVERY YEAR AS MEMBERSHIP RENEWAL, UNTIL WITHDRAWAL FROM THE ASSOCIATION.
  • Website: www.mcaghana.com
  • NB: FEES PAID ARE NOT REFUNDABLE

ACCESS BANK (GH) LIMITED

PAYMENT: CASH / CHEQUE # NAME: MONEY LENDERS ASS. GHANA
NUMBER: 0190101392181
BRANCH: KANESHIE, POST OFFICE

GHANA COMMERCIAL BANK LIMITED

PAYMENT: CASH / CHEQUE #
NAME: MONEY LENDERS ASS. GHANA
ACCOUNT NUMBER: 1271130000417
BRANCH: KWAME NKRUMAH CIRCLE

Our Stakeholders

About us

The Micro-Credit Association Ghana [MCAG] incorporated on May 2, 2010 as an umbrella organization for Micro crediting organizations and individuals under the Companies Code 1963 (Act 179) as an association limited by guarantee

Our mission

MCAG exists to provide credit to economically deprived individuals and businesses in a regulated, market-driven environment to improve standard of living in Ghana.

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