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FinScope Small business survey South Africa 2010

The FinScope Small Business Survey methodology was first piloted in South Africa in 2006. It has since been implemented as a nationally representative survey in Zambia (2008), Tanzania (2010) and South Africa (2010). The survey will also be conducted in Malawi, Zimbabwe and Mozambique in 2011. In implementing the FinScope Small Business Survey, FinMark Trust […]

FinScope MSME
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Cash and carry understanding the Johannesburg-Zimbabwe remit...

This study, entitled the Zimbabwe Remittance Corridor Think Piece, was commissioned by the Centre for Financial Regulation and Inclusion (Cenfri), on behalf of the FinMark Trust, to sketch a picture of the remittances landscape in the Johannesburg-Zimbabwe corridor. The aim was to build an understanding of the dynamics of remittances sent to Zimbabwe and the drivers […]

SADC Payments and Remittances
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FinScope South Africa 2010

The public and private partnership sees access to finance as a critical contributing pillar to accelerating growth and development in South Africa. At large, the South African government has a mandate to facilitate, promote and enhance greater access and usage of appropriate financial services and products for all South Africans, especially those currently financially excluded, […]

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The Mzansi Bank Account Initiative

1. The Mzansi account is an entry-level bank account, based on a magnetic stripe debit card platform, developed by the South African banking industry and launched collaboratively by the four largest commercial banks together with the state-owned Postbank in October 2004. By December 2008, more than six million Mzansi accounts had been opened, a significant […]

SADC FI
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Landscape for Consumer Recourse in South Africa’s Fina...

Consumer protection and education are important in all financial service markets, but particularly in South Africa, where the policy, legal and regulatory environments are being changed in an effort to improve access to financial services. As access to financial services increases, less literate, more vulnerable consumers are likely to enter the market and will need […]

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The National Credit Act And Its Regulations In The Context O...

With its National Credit Act (2005) and Regulations (2006) the South African government is moving aggressively against predatory lending, consumer abuses and outdated, piecemeal and ineffective legislation on consumer credit. This paper analyses the potential impact of this Act and its regulations on access to all forms of financial services. The South African financial sector […]

SADC FI