About Us

Advans Nigeria is an international microfinance bank with a national license from the Central Bank of Nigeria. We offer great flexibility, independence, and financial security to help our clients stay committed to their short and long-term financial goals. The bank was incorporated in Nigeria in February 2013.

Our Journey


In June 2012, Advans Nigeria was officially established as La Fayette Microfinance Bank Limited primarily to provide financial services to Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) in Nigeria.

In January 2013, Advans Nigeria opened its first branch office in Ibadan. The second branch commenced operations in May 2013, with an additional three branches in 2014. In 2016, two more branches were opened outside of Ibadan. Advans Nigeria obtained a national operating license in 2019, and it currently has over 30 branches/outlets in 7 States in Nigeria. Advans Nigeria plans to further expand into other parts of Nigeria in the near future.

Our Vision

To build a model group of financial institutions which contribute to strengthening local businesses, creating and sustaining jobs and improving clients’ living standards in order to foster private sector–led economic and social development in Nigeria.

Our Mission

Respond to the need for financial services of small businesses and other populations who have ill adapted, limited or no access to formal financial services through providing tailored financial services in a sustainable and responsible manner.

Our Core Values

Ouvert à tous

Open to all

Nous croyons que chacun devrait avoir la chance de croître et s’améliorer.




“For over 10 years, we have dedicated ourselves to providing accessible financial solutions to individuals and businesses in Nigeria.”

Gaetan Debuchy

Managing Director/CEO

Board of Directors

Executive Committee