About Wonga

About Wonga

We’re on a mission to help people own their possibilities, giving them effortless control with access to fast, short-term credit.

Wonga has been operating South Africa for over 10 years. In that time, we’ve written over 4 million loans valued at R11.7 billion. Our business was originally part of the Wonga Group, which had lending operations in the UK, Spain, Poland, Canada and South Africa – but became a standalone, locally owned and managed operation in South Africa in 2019. Our separation from the Wonga Group has allowed us to tailor our offer to our customers’ needs as we understand the personal finance landscape in South Africa very well.


Our Offer:

Responsible Lending

Wonga is the safe choice when it comes to your short term financial needs. We are guided by our ethos of responsible lending and we are straight talking – what you see is what you get, there are no hidden fees or charges.

Our application process is discreet and confidential so there is no need to feel embarrassed. Remember, we are here to help. We understand times can be tough and we exist to help you bridge those financial gaps. Our product is designed to ensure that you aren’t stuck in a long term, expensive debt commitment and we will never push you past what you need.

Effortless Control

With Wonga, we put you in control with our short term loans from R500 up to R8000, repayable from 6 days over up to 6 months - you get to choose how much money you need and how long you need it for. You can apply for a loan from anywhere, 24/7, 365 days a year as our application process is 100% online. What’s even better is, it only takes minutes to complete an application - we won’t be asking you for your blood type, what you had for breakfast this morning or any other irrelevant questions, so you get your money in minutes!*