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More Namibians become financially included

This article was released in The Namibian on 14 August 2018 in The Bottom Line, page 11. Written by Charmaine Ngatjiheue. Namibians who do not have access to financial services stood at 22% in 2017, down from 31% in 2011 and 51% in 2007. This is according to the Namibian Financial Inclusion Survey (NFIS) of 2017, which […]

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Namibia Data Sharing Alliance (NDSA)-Credit & data provi...

The Namibian first Data Sharing Alliance (NDSA) will be officially launched by the Governor of the Bank of Namibia (BON) on 2 March 2015 in Windhoek. The establishment of the NSDA has been made possible largely by FinMark Trust (FMT) which has, since early 2014, worked closely with the Namibian credit providers, regulators and the […]

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Microfinance regulatory and policy assessment in SADC –...

The levels of financial inclusion in SADC vary significantly due to the contrasting levels of economic and financial sector development across the fifteen countries. Similarly, microfinance also has varying degrees of penetration. In some countries, microfinance is the primary means of delivering financial services to the masses while in others, which might have a more […]

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FinScope Consumer survey Namibia 2011

Over the study period, there has been significant activity in the financial services sector, which has resulted in a significant increase in financial inclusion.  Compared to 2007, the 2011 FinScope Namibia Survey shows a significant increase in Namibian adults that are formally served. 65% of adult Namibians are formally served (n=727,736). This increase has been […]

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FinScope Consumer Survey Namibia 2011 Report

The FinScope survey is a research tool developed by FinMark Trust, as a nationally representative study of individuals perceptions of financial services and issues, aiming to provide insight into how people source their income and manage their financial lives. To date, the survey has been implemented in 16 African countries, as well as in Pakistan. By design, […]

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Evaluation of retirement systems of countries within Souther...

This study examined the retirement systems of Namibia with a view to drawing lessons from their experiences in addressing old age provision both from government pension schemes and informal mechanisms developed by their communities. Pension systems and long term savings of a nation’s citizens provide the prospect of a secure retirement and the support of […]

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