Open collaboration meets professionalism: A tour of Credit Direct’s new office space

by | Oct 17, 2018

In the past few years, accessing personal low-interest loans has become easier in Nigeria as more collateral-free loan providers spring up across the country. Leveraging technology, these service providers are able to determine credit worthiness and reach as many people as possible.


Suggested Read: Where to get collateral-free personal loans online in Nigeria


One of the oldest of these providers is Credit Direct Limited, a member of the First City Monument Bank (FCMB) Group.

“We started operations 11 years ago and we operate in 25 states in Nigeria,” says Joseph Osodi, Head, Brand Management and corporate communications at Credit Direct Limited.

Advertisement

The company offers four loan packages; Sharp Sharp — for state and federal civil servants across 25 states, Cash To Go — quick emergency loans, Asset Carry Go loans — to acquire lifestyle and commercial assets and Empower the Corps — aimed at providing a comfortable service year for corpers. They can either get cash loan, loan to start up a new business, buy commercial/lifestyle assets or get a new degree/qualification.

Meet the management team

creditdirect office tour 84

Akinwande Ademosu, Managing Director, Credit Direct Limited

 

creditdirect office tour 125

Chukwuma Nwanze, Executive Director, Credit Direct Limited

creditdirect office tour 113

Achia Tor Agbidye, Divisional Head, Customer Experience, Credit Direct Limited

The company recently launched a new head office space on Isaac John street, Ikeja, Lagos. With Joseph as our tour guide, we took a tour of the facility. Here’s what it looks like.

creditdirect office tour 28

Joseph Osodi, Head, Brand Management and Corporate Communications, Credit Direct Limited

The building

The Credit Direct building is located beside FCMB on Isaac John. According to Joseph, most branches of the company across Nigeria are located inside FCMB buildings.


Display of Credit Direct products outside the building

Advertisement

The reception

Credit Direct Limited occupies the third floor.

The sales team however works from the first floor

To the third floor!

Some inspiration as you take the elevator to the third floor.

Welcome to Credit Direct Limited

Meet the team

First is the Control and Recovery team responsible for the recovery activities of the company.

“They tell us who to lend to and who not to lend to. They pinpoint all those companies in the private sector that are at risk of shutting down”.

creditdirect office tour 44

Victor Idonije Team Lead, Recovery

Operations Area

The various teams that work from this area handle the daily operations of the company across all their 25 offices across the federation.

“They go through daily entries and loan requests for irregularities and fraud. Once it is okay, they will approve and payments is done”

creditdirect office tour 67

Afolami Awokulehin, Head of Treasury

Team leads work from these spaces

creditdirect office tour 119

Lilian Ohiarieaku, Head, Private Sector Business

The Human Resource Team

Or the ‘People Management’, as they described their roles.

creditdirect office tour 80

Dare Davids, Team Lead, People Management Planning

The lounge

The lounge, located in the second floor is open to the team from 5 PM everyday. Here, they can take breaks from work, play pool, foosball and work out.

The kitchen

Further down is the Ladi Balogun theatre



Named after Ladi Balogun, Chairman of Credit Direct Limited, the theatre is used for events, seminars and conferences.

While maintaining a corporate environment, Credit Direct Limited’s new space encourages collaboration.


Do you think your office is cooler? Invite us to take a tour through our lens.

Titilola Oludimu
Titilola Oludimu

I’m always open to new experiences.


Are you in tech and you are looking at getting a foreign remote job or you want to move abroad? Fill this form and you will get the BEST resources to help you get that high paying remote job as well as japa easily! WAGMI!

Subscribe
Notify of
guest
0 Comments
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments

Recent News

Reclaiming stolen African artefacts

Reclaiming stolen African artefacts

On #TechpointDigest, Victoria Fakiya (@latoria_ria) discusses how Traction wants to stop fake alerts, Canza Finance’s journey, Esaal’s $1.7m seed round, and JABU’s $15m series A.

[PODCAST] Relooting African art with NFTs

[PODCAST] Relooting African art with NFTs

What do you think about an NFT project that wants to reclaim Africa’s lost artefacts? Well, the editorial team had some interesting thoughts, and you can listen to this and other stories on today’s episode of #TechpointAfricaPodcast.

$2 million to drive learning via WhatsApp 

$2 million to drive learning via WhatsApp 

On #TechpointDigest, we discuss how major players in the African mobility space can change the mobility narrative, FoondaMate’s $2 million funding, Twitter Create, and AMP’s $5.6 million seed round.

[PODCAST] Taxing calls to give you healthcare

[PODCAST] Taxing calls to give you healthcare

The Nigerian government wants to tax phone calls to provide better healthcare. In today’s edition of the #TechpointAfricaPodcast, we discuss possible implications and upsides to this.

Subscribe to Techpoint Digest!

A daily 5-minute roundup of happenings in African and global tech, sent directly to your email inbox, between 5 a.m. and 7 a.m (WAT) every week day!

Please check your email to confirm your subscription.

Subscribe to Blockchain Explorer

Analysis oninnovation, regulations, and trends inthe blockchain sector, as it concerns Africa

Please check your email to confirm your subscription.

Subscribe to The Experts

A bi-weekly where tech career specialists take us on their journey from newbie to expert, and how they became successful in the industry.

Please check your email to confirm your subscription.

Subscribe to Founder's Table

A monthly series, where we catch up with founders in the startup ecosystem, learn about their failures, successes and a few tricks of the trade

Please check your email to confirm your subscription.

Copy link
Powered by Social Snap