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Bank of Ghana issues notice on unlicensed entities engaged in giving loans

Bank of Ghana has observed that a number of unlicensed entities are engaged
in the provision of loans to the Ghanaian public, in contravention of the Banks
and Specialised Deposit-Taking Institutions Act, 2016 (Act 930). These illegal
entities mostly employ the use of mobile applications and social media in their
activities.
The activities of these unauthorised entities amount to non-adherence of the
consumer protection requirements and an abuse of customer data and privacy
laws.
Among the entities providing loan services without a licence from Bank of Ghana
include the following:

  1. SikaPurse Quick Online loan
  2. 4Cedi Instant Mobile loan application
  3. Zidisha Online Loans
  4. GhanaLending Application
  5. ChasteLoan Application
  6. LoanClub-Ghana Instant Loan
  7. AdamfoPa Loan
  8. MetaLending- Instant Cash Loan
  9. Wohiasika Loan (Ghanaloan.net)
  10. Boseafie – Bosea Micro-Credit
  11. SikaKasa Online Lending
  12. LoanPro – digital and instant loan
  13. SikaWura Loan Application
  14. BegyeBosea Loan
  15. LendingPapa – Online Loans
  16. CrestCash Loan
  17. Credxter – Loans and Hire- Purchase
  18. MobiLoan Application
  19. Cedi Now – Cash Loans Application

Bank of Ghana is taking steps to take action against these entities and hereby
advises the general public to desist from doing business with all unlicensed loan
providers. Banks and Specialised Deposit-Taking Institutions as well as payment service providers are advised not to facilitate the illegal transactions of the unlicensed loan providers.
The general public is further advised to visit Bank of Ghana’s website for the
approved list of licensed institutions at (https://www.bog.gov.gh/supervision-
regulation/all institutions/).
The public is advised to report such activities to Bank of Ghana at:
Financial Stability Department
Bank of Ghana
No. 1 Liberia Road
P. O. Box GP2674
Accra, Ghana
Tel.: 030 266 5005; 059 691 2354; 050 150 2270
Email: complaints.office@bog.gov.gh

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Source: BoG

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