Browsing: Kenyan SACCOs

SACCOS guaranteed growth under President Ruto's Hustler Fund.

Savings and Credit Co-operative Societies (SACCOS) in the country are looking to tap into the opportunities availed by the nascent Hustler Fund, having been identified as a key vehicle to disburse loans from the Kshs 50B kitty to Kenyans. Inaugurated by President William Ruto, the Hustler Fund is set to launch phase two of the Program in February which will position SACCOS as pivotal players in the initiative.

SACCOS regulated by the Sacco Societies Regulatory Authority (SASRA) will be able to access between Kshs 10 to 100 million. In a consultative meeting with Co-operatives’ leadership under the Co-operative Alliance of Kenya (CAK), Co-operatives CS Simon Chelugui noted that the Co-operative movement is at the core of Ruto’s administration who sees the movement as instrumental in scaling economic growth.

The CS highlighted that SACCOS play a critical role in inculcating and mobilizing a savings culture among the large swathes of Kenyan …

Savings and Credit Co-operative Societies (SACCOS) have embraced the new cybersecurity course launched by the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investments (CISI) in full throttle, given the gravity of cybercrime that has plagued the vibrant sector hitherto.

The latest financial sector stability report prepared by the Central Bank of Kenya (CBK), and the Sacco Societies Regulatory Authority (SASRA), stand but a distinct testament to the deleterious effects of cyberattacks on these lucrative financial institutions entrusted with members’ hard earned savings.

The report indicates that SACCOs lost Kshs 106 million, in the 17 months to March 2021 to cyber theft. To boot, the report deduces that the losses are an equivalent of Kshs 6.23 million per month or Kshs 208,000 daily; that was siphoned largely through software vendors, engaged by the SACCOs to provide technology solutions, exploiting weaknesses well known to them but unbeknownst to SACCOs.

The CISI cyber security course…

Kenya’s Stima Savings and Credit Cooperative (SACCO) Limited has launched its Affordable Housing Mortgage Scheme in partnership with the Kenya Mortgage Refinance Company (KMRC), a treasury backed lender, targeting both individuals in formal and informal employment.

The purpose of the scheme is to offer affordable mortgages to members of the SACCO with bespoke terms.

For individuals who are employed, the SACCO will offer a loan up to a maximum of Sh4 million, at 9 percent interest rate, with a 25-years repayment plan.

For individuals in business or those with rental income, the loan will still be capped at Sh4 million, at 9.5 percent interest rate, with a repayment tenor of up to 20 years.

According to analysts from Cytonn Investment, an employed individual will be required to make monthly payments of about Sh33, 600 while a business home owner will pay Sh37, 300.

For salaried Kenyans, these payments are still …

Among the measures that SASRA implemented to cushion SACCOs against the adverse effects of the COVID-19 pandemic were the suspension of AGMs last year; online approval of SACCO’s audited accounts and allowing SACCOs to restructure member loans. …