Frequently Ask Questions
1. What is SUBA?

SUBA stands for StartUp Business Africa.

2. How long has SUBA Capital been operating?

SUBA Capital has been operating since 2017. First registered as a cooperative in July 2017, as an incorporated trustee in June 2019 and limited laibility company in March 2020.

3. How can I become a contributor?

You can become a contributor by simply filling a registration form, and making your first contribution deposit.

4. Why do you request for BVN and Valid Identity numbers?

This is because it is Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) regulation for all financial institution (like us), to collect proper know your customer (KYC) information and valid means of verification of identity of whoever we are dealing with.

5. Is SUBA Capital recognized by the government and how can we know if it’s legitimate?

Yes! We are licensed by the Federal Directorate of Cooperatives under the Ministry of Commerce. Our parent company is incorporated as limited company with the Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC). We are also members of the Association of Non-Bank Microfinance Institutions (ANMFI) affiliated to the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN).

6. What do I stand to gain as a Contributor?
Returns - interest on your savings and return on investment contributions made up to 20% - 40% per annum on your total capital contributed. Access to Agro-capital loans at just 2% monthly, ability to buy or expand your agro-aligned assets and pay at your own pace (pay small small).

7. How safe is my money and what are the risks involved with my money with SUBA Capital?
All investments involves risk! That is why we have a General Risk warning on our terms. However, there is a minimal chance of you ever lossing your money saved or Invested with us at SUBA Capital because 60% of our portfolio is in hard asset - Agriculture - on a physical farm land and real estate. However, you know every investment is a risk. I am sure you know that already. So before you make your first contribution, make sure to research alot about high yield savings and investments.

8. Can the information about SUBA Capital be vouched for?
Yes! We have all the necessary information on our website and literature. Feel free to book an appointment to speak with our representatives. Email and call lines are at the bottom of this page.

9. Where is SUBA Capital office?
All our locations are listed at the bottom of this page. Feel free to email or call to book an appointment to meet with any of our officers or agents.

10. How much is the minimum contribution amount?
The minimum weekly contribution is N1000 only while the minimum monthly contribution is N5000 only. The minimum Agro-Investment is N50,000 only.

11. How does one get an agro-capital loan?
An active contributor can apply for an agro-capital loan after 90 days of being an active contributor. Approval of such application is subject to the loan terms and the management decision.

12. What if after investing for a month I need a loan, will I get one?

No!, you can't. You have to be an active contributor for at least 90 days.

13. If I choose to invest only how do i get my investment back when I need it?

Our investment plans run for minimum duration of 12 months depending your chossen plan. However, if you do choose to liquidate your investment contribution before maturity time, you are to simply give us a 90 days notice by email. Please note that there shall be a 10% management fee charged upon approval of the liquidation.

14. Is the up to 20% interest/ROI on savings and investment on a monthly basis?

No! Interest on Savings is paid in 6 months or annually on the total savings amount contributed and return on investment (ROI) is paid every 6 months till the end of the investment plan duration.

15. How many months does your plans run?

Our savings contributions plans run for 6 to 12 months while the Agro-Investment plan run for a minimum of 12 months. See more on our "plans" page.

16. Why do I need to pay an annual management fee?

Being a licesend Cooperative Society, it is required by regulation that contributors pay a membership/management fee to keep the organization's operations running. Our membership management fee is paid annually. It's part of the criteria of being a contributing member of any cooperative system in Nigeria. However, this is not an extra charge as this fee is deducted from the contributors balance at the end of the contribution plan.

17. Do I get a personal account where I can monitor my thrift savings and investments?

Yes! Once signed up, you would have a personal dashboard to monitor your contributed deposit, interest growth, and your last 5 transactions.

18. Will I incur any service charges if I decide to pull out before a year, at what rate is the charges?

Yes, you would because you're breaching the initial agreement by liquidating. A Management fee of 10% on the total amount been liquidated is charged.

19. What if I begin to earn more money and I decide to increase the amount I save each month?

Yes, you can increase your monthly contribution as long as it is within the plan else, you would have to choose the appropriate contribution plan.

20. What if something happens and I can't keep up with my monthly saving amount, and then I decide to save lesser amounts. Could I?

Yes, you could upgrade and downgrade your contributions depending on the contribution plan you are on. However, you must complete the minimum 12 months duration because interest is paid for the total we see at the end of the 12 month period.

21. At the end of the contribution plan, could I withdraw my original contribution deposits plus interest/ROI and decide not to save or invest again?

Yes of course! By default, all contributed funds plus interest can be withdrawn at the end of the contribution plan. You can decide to continue or not. The money is yours, the choice is yours.

22. Is it a must that you have to continue contributing, or will a certain percentage of your deposit be held back to ensure you continue?

The contribution runs for a minimum 6 to 12 months. This means you must complete the contrubtion plan before you can initiate a withdrawal.

23. How do you get interest/ROI you share with contributors as profit?

We get our surplus from our Agro-Investment Projects and interest on approved agro-capital loans. That is where we get the surplus (interest/ROI) shared to contributors.

24. What if it happens that nobody requests for agro-capital loans and everyone are just contributing?

We invest in agriculture (farms), retail e-commerce, real estate, and other business ventures amongst other things... So, if no one requests agro-capital loans (which is almost impossible), we would still have a surplus to share as an interest/ROI to our contributing members from all the investments mentioned above.

25. Let's say the number of agro-capital loans is very few compared to the number of capital savings and investment contributions what happens?

We supplement with other investments mentioned in the answer to question 24 above.

26. Are there are bonuses for referring people?

Yes! Once signed up as an agent with us, you automatically become a team leader and you earn commissions for collecting contributions from those on your team and you also make money carrying out other agent banking services on the agent platform. Send us an email today join us as an agent.

27. What's the added advantage besides Savings interest, investment ROI and access to Agro-Capital loans?

As a contributing member, you have discounted access to SUBA Capital (business) Academy, business, and money growth strategies shared via our newletters and the ability to buy assets like cars, houses, then pay small small.

28. Is there any penalty when I miss a month or can't continue?

There's exactly no penalty. When you miss a month, you miss the interest for the month and of it happens you can't continue, you can either liquidate or complete your contributions to receive your capital contributed plus the interest payable.

29. What charges apply on a Agro-Capital loans - like service charge and interest on loans?

We charge a 10% administrative charge on the loan amount when approved, 2% monthly as interest on the loan amount and an additional 2% monthly charge for default after 3 days of grace.

30. Can I keep rolling over my interest and capital?

Yes, you can. All you have to do is notify us in writing by email 30 days before the end of the contribution plan each time you want to do so.