First Access is an award-winning fintech company offering a smart data platform for emerging market financial institutions.

For the first time, micro- and SME-lenders have a clear path to a digital future. With an intuitive user experience for digitizing paper-based operations, institutions can collect rich data, monitor trends, and then automate processes as they gain more trust in their data. First Access has leveraged its credit scoring experience to enable incremental change without disrupting day-to-day operations. Financial institutions can grow more sophisticated with data at their own pace, incorporating machine learning insights as they go. Lenders have used First Access credit scores to automate low-risk approvals and decrease underwriting time by 80%.

The company has its headquarters in New York City and its Africa regional office in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.