Who We Are

We’re one of the leading business loan providers for viable small to medium businesses in the world. We provide loan finance ranging from R500 000 to R50 million to all business owners who have a viable formal business and require finance for expansion, working capital, equipment, takeovers, property, franchises or management buy-outs.

We operate from South Africa, Kenya, Malawi, Namibia, Rwanda and Uganda.

Who is
Business Partners Ltd?

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Why Do we call ourselves
Business Partners Ltd?

  • For the simple reason that we are invested in seeing business owners succeed. That’s why we have been the business financier of choice for many business owners for over three decades.
  • Our name expresses our commitment to the relationship with the business owners we serve. Not only are we committed to providing loan finance solely for viable small to medium businesses, we also bind ourselves to support business owners with our knowledge and value-added services every step of the way.
  • Because your success is our success. Isn’t that what you’d expect from a business financier?​

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Business Owners Are Our Exclusive Focus

  • Our core focus is you, the business owner.
  • We have spent over three decades adjusting our products and services to boost the success of the business owners we support.
  • We know that by investing in you, we’re also fuelling the growth of our economy and building a better future for all.
  • If you’re serious about growing your company, connect with us.

We Provide More Than Just Money

  • Because we understand the experiences and challenges business owners face, we take more risk than most financiers.
  • While we’ve provided business loans worth R23 billion in over 72 000 transactions to date, we understand that success sometimes requires more than money alone.
  • Beyond financial support, we offer a range of solutions catering to all your business needs. Providing everything from technical assistance and mentorship to property finance and business premises to lease.

Our Mission

Our mission is to invest capital, skills and knowledge into viable entrepreneurial enterprises in South Africa, and markets in Africa where we have a presence.

Our Vision

Our vision is to be the premier business partner for SMEs, supporting growth and development, facilitating entrepreneurial wealth formation and stimulating job creation.

Our Goal

Our goal is to be an internationally respected, successful and profitable business partner for SMEs.

Our Purpose

We empower entrepreneurs to build sustainable businesses, contributing to an inclusive and equitable society.

Our Values

Entrepreneurial Spirit

Our people are both entrepreneurial and passionate about entrepreneurs. We invest where we see an opportunity, driven by the conviction that SMEs are generators of wealth and economic growth. We believe that viable and successful SMEs create sustainable jobs that provide dignity and contribute towards alleviating the scourges of poverty and inequality which afflict much of the developing world. Our entrepreneurial approach and passion for doing business enables us to partner with our clients in the success of their businesses.

Economic Merit

Economic merit underpins all our finance and investment decisions, ensuring that access to business finance and added-value services for entrepreneurs is consistent, sustainable, and inclusive — so that we may serve all communities and groups of entrepreneurs. It is also the foundation of all our operational decisions, ensuring long-term sustainability and the ability to deliver optimum value for clients and shareholders alike.d. Our entrepreneurial approach and passion for doing business enables us to partner with our clients in the success of their businesses.


Both our business and personal conduct are imbued with honesty, respect for human dignity and the highest levels of ethical business practices.

Service Excellence

We exist for our clients. We enjoy serving them. We continuously strive to exceed their expectations with our products, innovative solutions and the quality of our service.