The Finacle solution will help FONDEP adapt to changing customer needs by enabling them to offer relevant products to their customer base.
• The comprehensive capabilities of the Finacle solution will enable FONDEP to accelerate its strategy of expanding beyond micro-credit activities;
• The new platform will also enable FONDEP to distribute its existing range of micro-insurance products to its clients in urban and rural areas;
• The program will be deployed in French, underlining Finacle’s readiness for the French speaking North African banking sector;
• The deployment will be supported by specialist teams located across the Infosys global network, including those based at the company’s development center in French speaking Mauritius.
Mouatassim Belghazi, Chairman, FONDEP:
"FONDEP’s mission is to contribute to financial inclusion and the fight against poverty in Morocco. As part of this mission, the efficiency of operations and cost reduction for customers requires the implementation of an effective information system. We are confident that Finacle is the core banking solution that will enable us to achieve our objectives.”
Amit Dua, Regional Head, Advanced Markets and Global Accounts, Finacle, Infosys:
"Banks need a platform that will enable them to offer a wider range of services needed to support economic growth that the African market promises. The Finacle deployment at FONDEP gives us the opportunity to demonstrate our ability to partner with banks in the French speaking market of this region. It will act as a springboard to extend our presence in this region.”
FONDEP (fondep.com) is a Moroccan microfinance institution founded in 1996, with a current portfolio of 130,000 clients and loans outstanding of MAD 850 Million representing 20% of the total microcredit market in Morocco. FONDEP currently employs 1,150 employees through a network of 178 branches nationwide.
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Paul de Lara - Infosys, UK
P: +44(0)20 7516 2748 - E: Paul_deLara[.]infosys.com.
Tara Kozak-Lindsay - GolinHarris for Infosys, USA
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Narjiss Safrioui - Rabat, Morocco
P: +212 537575750 - E: narjiss.safrioui[.]fondep.ma.