Lahore: FINCA, one of the fastest growing micro finance banks in Pakistan, has selected Analytics (Private) Limited (APL) as a strategic partner to power its journey towards becoming a data-driven organization. This partnership will be enabled by IBM’s analytic platform which consists of market leading business intelligence and data manipulation tools.
FINCA takes pride in being an early adopter of technology in Pakistan, and this initiative will enable them in leveraging data to understand customer needs, enhance customer experience, and scale their rapidly growing digital financial services platform “SimSim”, which has recently launched.
APL will be working closely with FINCA to build a centralized source of trusted and verified information across the various lines of business at the bank. APL will also provide insights towards business improvement opportunities by building state-of-the-art artificial intelligence models. This will allow FINCA to better understand and predict customer behavior, and pro-actively take benefit from previously uncovered market opportunities.
Commenting on this occasion, Mr. M Mudassar Aqil, CEO of FINCA Microfinance Bank Limited said: “This is an exciting initiative geared towards infusing analytics at the core of our business. By ensuring that we let data insights drive our decisions, we will create new opportunities for our customers and adjust to their changing needs.”
Mr. Murad Syed, CEO Analytics (Private) Limited said that both large and small organizations can uncover valuable opportunities for growth by leveraging the extensive capabilities of data analytics. Globally, it is well established that data-driven organizations significantly out-perform their peers.
About FINCA Microfinance Bank
FINCA Microfinance Bank Limited is part of the FINCA Impact Finance Network, a group of 21 microfinance and financial institutions that provides socially responsible financial services, and enables low-income entrepreneurs and small business owners to invest in the future.
FINCA is one of the fastest growing microfinance networks in Pakistan, with 120 branches in more than 100 cities across Pakistan. It is the pioneer microfinance bank in individual lending in Pakistan, and recently introduced the first complete digital mobile wallet – SimSim that can be opened and operated from one’s smartphone; anyone can open an account, sitting at home, in just one minute. SimSim empowers users by providing a payment solution which not only allows zero cost transactions, but also enables one to create one’s own payment ecosystem.
About Analytics (Private) Limited
Analytics (Private) Limited (APL) is a specialized consultancy with expertise in all aspects of data management including governance, business intelligence, and advanced predictive modeling. APL has extensive experience in delivering successful projects to leading telecoms, banks, and insurance companies in Pakistan, UAE, and the USA. APL is the preferred business analytics partner for IBM in Pakistan.