Alif Capital Holdings

Fintech based on noble values

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Founded in 2014, Alif has grown into one of the leading fintech companies in Central Asia, and is now growing beyond. Alif offers an ecosystem of in-house developed financial and technological solutions: the most widely used finance app alif mobi, popular Point-of-sales financing payment system, the largest online retail platform alif shop and a cheap, fast and safe remittance system.

Ethical fintech

We are committed to Shariah-compliance across our products and processes. We do not market our values, we simply make them clear to investors and other stakeholders.

$73M

run-rate revenue February 2024

1280+

employees

2.3 mln

users

5.8%

NPL (90 days)

α- Medium

Rating from MFR, Italy

exploring
beyond national
borders

EXISTING MARKETS

Tajikistancheck

Uzbekistancheck

UAEcheck

BEING EXPLORED

Pakistan

Saudi Arabia

Bangladesh

Egypt

Indonesia

UK

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big moments
through the years

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2024


May

We received the "Islamic Debit Card of the Year" award for our Visa card from The Digital Banker. Now, Alif's award, along with other major Islamic banks, is published on The Digital Banker website.

April

Partnered with Mastercard for card issuance, broadening client opportunities and enabling more extensive cashless domestic and international transactions.

2023


December

Awarded by Visa in three nominations: Fintech Vanguard, Best Visa Business Issuer and Visa Direct Rising Star.

December

Alif Mobi has successfully passed the security verification conducted by the international cybersecurity company SNAPSEC.

October

Uzcard forum presented Alif Tech with the prestigious Uzcard Award for its substantial contributions to the development of the fintech sector of Uzbekistan.

October

Alif Academy was launched in Uzbekistan. There will be free IT programs for youth.

October

Alif Bank has obtained three licenses from the Ministry of Finance in Tajikistan, allowing it to perform brokerage deals.

September

Alif Bank joined MasterCard as principal member.

August

Alif Bank received an α- Medium rating from Microfinanza Rating, indicating good outlook for financial sustainability.

May

For the first time in Alif’s activity, the Board of Directors decided to pay dividends of $0.7 per share.

March

Alif shop became the only marketplace from the CIS that entered the top 100 participants in EWC 2022 among 30,000 other startups.

February

alifshop was the only project from CIS region to become the Entrepreneurship World Cup finalist.

2022


December

Awarded by VISA in the nominations “Best issuer” and “The first VSPS in the country”.

November

Launched the newly established payment services provider Alif Payment LLC in UAE.

August

Launched virtual Visa Digital card for online purchases.

August

Launched cashout terminals that allow to withdraw cash from e-wallet or card accounts.

August

Reached over 100,000 active alif mobi users.

May

The alif mobi app has been downloaded by over 1 million users.

January

Bank No. 1 with the rapid growth of payments in Tajikistan according to Visa.

2021


December

Launched alif mobi, alifshop.uz and alif merchant apps in Uzbekistan.

October

Migrated to Alif’s Core Banking System 2, fully written in-house over the last 3 years with a new architecture and scalability.

October

Increased authorized capital of the company to 33.96 million somoni.

September

Launched the early version of Alif’s first ML scoring system in Uzbekistan.

September

Received a valuation of $100 million, by raising $8 million in equity and $50 million in debt.

September

Introduced the multicurrency Alif Visa Gold, Platinum and Infinite cards with the option of installments, remittances and full control in alif mobi.

August

ICD Finnovation Award 2020.

August

Moved the infrastructure of alif mobi to the cloud architecture and developed a new multilingual version of the app from scratch with expanded features, uninterrupted operations for hundreds of thousands of users, the option to manage installments, Visa cards and personalization.

July

$58 mln (debt & equity) Series A fundraising from Jefferson Capital Ltd - a UK-based fund.

July

Signed a funding agreement with the Refinancing Fund to increase public access to financial services and strengthen the microfinance sector in Tajikistan.

July

Reached 500 000 active users of alif mobi app.

May

Attracted $10 million from a fintech sector of IFC and Private Equity company to increase access to digital financial services for the wider population.

May

Signed strategic cooperation agreement with IFC aiming to promote financial inclusion in Tajikistan.

April

First place in the World Islamic Fintech Awards.

April

Launched alif business for corporate clients and private entrepreneurs.

2020


September

Strategic corporation agreement with International Finance Corporation (IFC).

September

Fastest Growing Retail Bank in Tajikistan 2020.

August

Received e-money and payment license in Uzbekistan.

July

Signed corporate governance improvement agreement with IFC.

July

Signed strategic partnership agreement with Visa to strengthen the development of cashless payment in Tajikistan.

April

Started Open School, where anyone can learn the JavaScript programming language for free.

February

CBH Bank (Compagnie Bancaire Helvétique SA) — a Swiss private Bank became shareholder of Alif.

January

Obtained banking license from NBT under the #0000114 and were renamed to Alif Bank.

2019


December

Alif Tech received the status of an IT Park resident in Uzbekistan.

November

Raised additional funds from Khofiz Shakhidi, a successful Tajik businessman in Monaco. As a result of the deal, he became the owner of a 25% stake and Chairman of the Board. The attracted funds allowed us to apply for a full banking license.

September

Opened a free education center

March

Alif Tech LLC as a software developer and Alif Moliya LLC as a financing/trading company were registered in Uzbekistan to provide technical support and POS financing.

2018


October

Developed a website with a personal account where clients can keep track of all the transactions and services they use.

August

Introduced Salom club cards to help people shop online and offline with little effort. To support cards, we also developed special software that turns regular smartphones into POS terminals, that are used by merchants to process Salom transactions.

March 15th

Introduced Nasia, an overdraft card with installments up to 10 days.

January

Launched international remittance services through the alif mobi app.

January

Launched alif mobi — the first mobile wallet in Tajikistan. Today, it is the largest and most widely used mobile wallet among the population.

2017


November

Launched alif pay — the first online payment platform in Tajikistan for the local services by Korti milli card. The system used by Alif was later widely adopted by other banks, ushering in a period of rapid fintech development in the country.

August

Launched the free programming courses.

June

Launched alif shop — the first online store in Tajikistan with the option to purchase consumer goods in installments. Later, it grew to become the largest online B2C marketplace in the country.

March

Joined the national processing center and started issuing Korti milli cards.

January

Launched an in-house Core Banking System software. Core Banking Systems are highly sophisticated banking software that banks typically purchase from major international vendors. Alif took a significant step towards becoming a fintech company by writing and launching its own Core Banking System, which allows to be self-sufficient, fast and flexible.

2016


April

Opened the first deposit account.

March

Obtained a license from NBT to operate a microcredit and depository organization. Since then, Alif has the right to attract deposits, conduct foreign and domestic exchange transactions and offer a wider range of financial products.

February

Established Befoiz product (commission-free) and began to provide installments.

2015


October

Started to develop an in-house customer relationship management software and launched it in early 2016.

2014


June

Receiving loan (investment) for the first time.

April

We obtained a license from the NBT to operate as a microcredit organization and issued the first SME loan.

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alif bank

Providing technology and services based on transparency and client orientation. One of the mosttrusted banks in Tajikistan.

alif bank
alif salom

Over 300 000 POS lending users and 83% market share in Tajikistan.

salom.alif.tj
alif shop

Market leader in Tajikistan and fast growing in Uzbekistan.

alif academy

Developing the IT sector and reducing brain drain from the country. Over 2600 programmers trained for free.

alif.academy
alif nasiya

Alif Moliya’s product with over 35% of POS financing market share in all 14 regions of Uzbekistan.

alif.uz
alif visa

Over 50% of the Visa payments market in Tajikistan.

visa.alif.tj
alif mobi

Over 50% market share in Tajikistan.

alif pay

Enabling sharia compliant micro finance for UAE expat communities to remit money to their home countries and pay later in short flexible terms

alifpay.ae

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