NCBA Bank has signed up a partnership with Shelter Afrique to provide mortgage finance to buyers in five counties.
Under the agreement, NCBA will offer mortgage finance to over 200 housing units developed by Shelter Afrique and spread across Nairobi, Mombasa, Kisumu, Kiambu and Machakos counties.
The developments include maisonettes and apartments ranging from Ksh5.5 million ($49,931) to Ksh 20.25 million ($183,840).
Commenting on the agreement, NCBA’s Head of Property Finance Stella Mutai said the bank will continue to seek partnerships in order to improve access to housing within the country and the region.
“This is an exciting partnership with Shelter Afrique as we work together to bridge the housing gap across the country and the region,” said Stella.
Stella added: “The huge volume of houses that our country needs will require closer partnerships to help meet the growing housing needs in our major cities and towns.”
Speaking on the partnership, Shelter Afrique’s Group Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Andrew Chimphondah highlighted the continuing relationship between Shelter Afrique and NCBA, “Our strategic focus is on, rapidly closing the housing deficits that are prevalent across Africa, this cannot be accomplished by one institution, it requires a shared vision and goal. NCBA has proven to be a reliable partner time and time again and we are happy to play our part in addressing the housing shortage in Kenya”
Shelter Afrique offers a range of housing products in Kenya and across the continent with a focus on affordable, modern and functional units fitted with the most advanced construction solutions within master-planned communities. In Kenya, Shelter Afrique has a portfolio of existing projects and is rolling out several new housing developments in support of the Big 4 Agenda of the Government of Kenya.
Shelter Afrique is a wholesale market maker both on the supply and demand sides of the housing sector. Its primary interventions are the financing of large-scale affordable housing projects on the continent and the supply of long-term finance for mortgages.
The property finance unit at NCBA Bank seeks to provide customers with end to end solutions. NCBA Bank property loans cover purchase of plots, single residential or commercial units, purchase of multiple residential or commercial units, and purchase of office blocks, Go Downs or light industrial property.
NCBA, which offers end to end property solutions has signed partnerships with quantity surveyors, valuers, furniture shops, house fittings among others.
NCBA recently partnered with Optiven Group to offer its customers an opportunity to buy their desired Plot of Land with Optiven and build a Residential Unit simultaneously, with the opportunity to pay up to 25 years.
The bank has also partnered with Property developer Tilisi Developments, who is putting up more than 300 homes on 400-acre mixed-use facility in Limuru which is located just 30 kms from Nairobi CBD.
Shelter Afrique is a pan-African finance institution that exclusively supports the development of the housing and real estate sector in Africa.
By meeting the needs of the continent’s rapidly growing urban population, our work has a direct and positive impact on the lives of many.
A partnership of 44 African Governments, the African Development Bank (AfDB) and the Africa Reinsurance Company, Shelter Afrique builds strategic partnerships and offers a host of products and related services to support the efficient delivery of affordable housing and commercial real estate.
These include project finance, institutional lending, equity investments & joint ventures, trade finance, and social housing. We also offer practical advice and technical assistance to a wide range of industry stakeholders.
NCBA Group is a full-service banking group providing a broad range of financial products and services to corporate, institutional, SME and consumer banking customers. The Group was created on 1st October 2019 following approval by Central Bank of Kenya and The National Treasury of the merger of NIC Group PLC (NIC) and Commercial Bank of Africa Limited (CBA).
NCBA Group operates a network of more than 100 branches in five countries including Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda and Ivory Coast. Serving over 50 million customers, the NCBA Group is the largest banking group in Africa by customer numbers.
NCBA Bank Kenya PLC is Kenya’s third largest bank by assets. The Bank is set to play a key role in supporting Kenya’s economic ambitions, specifically facilitating implementation of the Government’s Big Four Agenda which focuses on food security, affordable housing, manufacturing and universal healthcare. The Bank is a market leader in Corporate Banking, Asset Finance and Digital Banking.