Genfin Holdings

The holding company of a group of specialised lending businesses operating in SA and the UK.

Group structure & investments

Business Fuel

Business Fuel assists the SME market across South Africa with affordable business loans of up to R5 million approved within 72 hours.

Reward Finance Group

Reward is a leading SME market lending business based in the United Kingdom.


Kanga is an established leader in the financing of home improvements.

Executive Directors

Merwe completed his studies at the University of Stellenbosch in 1998 after which he commenced his career at Capitec Bank. He founded a number of lending businesses during the period 2005 to 2017. During 2019 he consolidated his interests in Genfin.

Tom’s expertise covers many disciplines, including banking and all forms of secured lending, such as invoice finance, bridging loans, hire purchase and leasing. Tom’s considerable experience includes more than 30 years in secured lending, mainly with Yorkshire Bank, Euro Sales Finance and RBS.

For the past twenty-five years Suzaan held positions in treasury, finance, and information technology. She was the Group Treasurer of both Stellenbosch Farmers Winery and PetroSA and moved into banking and lending with her career at Capitec Bank. She was the co-founder and managing director at Capfin 2010 and at Business Fuel SA in 2015.

Jaco has gained more than 20 years of corporate and investment banking experience, primarily in the origination and structuring of corporate debt, leverage finance and working capital finance solutions. Jaco’s career and experience includes over 8 years with international banking group HSBC where he was a Director and Head of Corporate Coverage.

Since completing his articles at PWC, John has gained more than 20 years’ finance experience in financial services, private equity, logistics, manufacturing and chemicals sectors, including eleven years as CFO of a JSE-listed group, KAP Industrial.

Non-Executive Directors

Iaan van Heerden – BLC, LLB, LLM, HDip (Tax) | Non-Executive Director

Iaan served as an Investment Banking Director at Rand Merchant Bank and has more than 20 years’ experience in, inter alia, investment banking, mergers and acquisitions, tax and corporate law. He is a co-founder of Oryx Partners, which manages Dr Christo Wiese’s family office and is a strategic business partner of the Wiese family.


Genfin Holdings

Leinster Hall,
7 Weltevreden Street, Gardens, Cape Town,
Western Cape, South Africa, 8001

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