First Allied, Ghana


Access to credit remains the biggest challenge for emerging businesses in developing economies. For sub-Saharan Africa, this challenge is even greater with a largely predominant small and micro enterprise sector.

The desire to meet this need saw the setting up of First Allied Ghana to afford the indigenous small and micro sector entrepreneur convenient access to innovative financial services which for a long time had been the preserve of large-scale multinational businesses.

FASL_Seal of TransparencyThe company is a Tier-2 Bank with its head office in Kumasi, Ghana. It has been in operation since September 1996 and has 21 branches spread across almost all economic and commercial centres of the country.

First Allied has earned the status as a fast growing savings and loans company in Ghana through relentless pursuit of quality customer service and continuous introduction of innovative financial products and services. First Allied’s financial interventions have become lifelines to many Micro, Small and Medium scale Enterprises (MSME) and individuals who were previously marginalised by the formal financial system.

For 17 years, this mission has been pursued with relentless passion. From a single branch in the heart of the city of Kumasi, the second capital city of Ghana, First Allied has reached out to the remote parts of Ghana gaining for itself a broad appeal to the MSME sector – by far the largest sector of the Ghanaian economy.