First Access Inc.

  • New York

About Us

First Access is pioneering the first instant risk scores and data marketplace for emerging economies. Our mission is to reduce the cost of lending and borrowing so the next 2.5 billion people can access more affordable capital and opportunities, even if they have never had a bank account. First Access is an award-winning social enterprise founded in 2011 and based in NYC.


First Access cloud software is accessible to any type of lending institution and enables employees to retrieve instant scores from any phone, any time, anywhere in the world. Our credit risk models have the highest reported accuracy of any in the developing world, and have been validated for business, housing, agriculture and distributed energy loans in collaboration with institutions serving over 30 million people.


First Access headquarters are located in New York and African operations are located at the Commission for Science and Technology in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.