Anup Singh

Associate Director

Anup Singh leads MSC’s regional office in Anglophone Africa and heads the Helix Institute based in Nairobi, Kenya.

Anup Singh leads MSC’s regional office in Anglophone Africa and heads the Helix Institute based in Nairobi, Kenya. With fourteen years of experience, his expertise includes digital transformation of financial institutions; fintech mapping, scoping, and policy design; digital readiness assessment of social protection programs; digital credit scoping, design and policy; and training programs. He has consulted over 100 institutions including governments, fintechs, financial institutions, investors, and multilateral organizations in Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, Ethiopia, Nigeria, Malawi, Tanzania, Zambia, and South Africa in African continent, and India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Nepal, Vietnam, Myanmar, China, Papua New Guinea in the Asian continent. He has also trained at the Boulder Institute of Microfinance, Italy in 2017, 2018, and 2019

Posts by Anup Singh

The existential threat facing traditional financial services

The traditional financial services industry is impacted by a confluence of factors and the emergence of digital credit and Fintechs. Learn more on this from this video.

Fintechs are disrupting traditional financial services markets

Fintechs emerged to fill the void as financial service providers had been unable to meet the evolving needs of customers.


This video gives an overview of the rapid growth in digital credit and focuses on the Kenyan landscape.

Digital enterprise credit: the potential and way forward

This video looks at the potential of digital enterprise lending and how digital technology has the potential to enhance MSME credit.

Digital consumer credit versus microcredit

This video looks at the similarities and the differences between Digital Credit and Micro Credit and there seems to be a startling array of similarities which might warrant us to re-learn the same lessons all over again.

Digital Credit -Challenges and Potential

This video gives market insights from Kenya: The number of people who have borrowed digital loans, the portfolio quality of these loans as well as the number of people negatively listed on the credit reference bureau

MSME Finance in Uganda-Status and Opportunity for Financial Institutions

This note features MSMEs’ access to finance in Uganda and charts a potential roadmap for banks and other financial institutions as they expand and downscale to serve the market.

MSME Finance in Malawi-Status and Opportunity for Financial Institutions

In this note, MicroSave conducted a study to understand the needs of MSME clients to give insights towards redefining the credit products and services to better serve this market niche.