1999 – USTOI JSC is the legal successor of the “USTOI” microfinance program of Catholic Relief Services /Bulgaria. The program has been launched in the autumn of 1998, while significant growth and outreach have been achieved with USAID financial support, as part of the Agency’s Economic Growth Initiative, starting from 1999.
The main focus in the “USTOI” microfinance program activities is to provide access to financial services to micro entrepreneurs or representatives of different ethnicities with limited or no access to financial resources. Thousands of program’s clients have managed to accomplish their business initiatives and later have become clients of banks. Hereby the program mission, aimed at small enterprise development and increase of household income, has been fulfilled.
2005 – USTOI is registered as Joint Stock Company. The institution continued with providing services to the same target group and supporting the small business development in Bulgaria.
2009 – USTOI JSC is registered as non-bank financial institution at the Bulgarian National Bank under the Credit Institutions Act.
2012 – USTOI JSC registered and launched own trade mark “Business Credit 1”