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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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FinMark Trust to open an office in Zimbabwe

This content was released on Business Weekly Zimbabwe 22 – 29 June 2018 in Company News, page 3. Written by Kudzanai Sharara. FinMark Trust, an independent trust established to promote financial inclusion and regional financial integration, has announced its plans to set up base in Zimbabwe. FinMark Trust, which provides evidence based data to support the […]

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New facts and figures from FinScope MSME Survey Swaziland 20...

Mbabane, 24 August 2017. The Micro Finance Unit, a subsidiary of the Ministry of Finance, in 2015 commissioned for the first time in Swaziland, the FinScope MSME Survey Swaziland 2017. The survey was conducted between October 2016 and March 2017. The Survey amongst other things sought to determine the performance of the MSME sector as well […]

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Results from FinScope Consumer Survey Burkina Faso 2016

Ouagadougou, 18 April 2017. FinMark Trust released the results of the first FinScope Consumer Survey Burkina Faso today. The FinScope Survey, developed by FinMark Trust, is a research tool to assess financial access in a country and to identify the constraints that prevent financial service providers from reaching the financially under- and un-served people. The FinScope […]

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Results from the baseline Financial Literacy Survey Seychell...

Johannesburg – November 23, 2016. FinMark Trust, the Central Bank of Seychelles (CBS) and the Financial Services Authority (FSA) recently launched the results of a financial literacy baseline survey, the first of which was conducted in Seychelles in the Mahé, Praslin and La Digue regions. The results of the survey were officially presented at a recently […]

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Results from FinScope Consumer Survey Madagascar 2016

Antananarivo, 11 November 2016. FinMark Trust released the results of the first FinScope Consumer Survey Madagascar today. The FinScope Survey, developed by FinMark Trust, is a research tool to assess financial access in a country and to identify the constraints that prevent financial service providers from reaching the financially under- and un-served people. The FinScope Survey […]

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New Facts and Figures from FinScope MSME Survey Lesotho 2016

Maseru, 03 November 2016: FinMark Trust (FMT) in conjunction with the Ministry of Small Business Development, Cooperatives and Marketing; and the Ministry of Finance released the results of the FinScope Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) Survey Lesotho 2016 survey results today. This was the first FinScope MSME Survey conducted in Lesotho. The FinScope MSME […]

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Is Education and Data Burning a Deeper Hole in The Pockets o...

Johannesburg, 23 September 2016. In the wake of the #DataMustFall campaign, it seems that the data revolution might have a valid and legitimate plea. The campaign founders made a presentation before the Parliamentary Communications and Postal Committee on the 21st of September 2016 on the costs of data in the country. According to the soon-to-be launched […]

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Africa On The Cusp: 23% Of Sub-Saharan Africa’s Population...

Africa is severely under-lent. The continent needs more credit, and it needs better credit, according to new research published by Financial Sector Deepening Africa (FSD Africa). The report concludes that policymakers and donors ought to play a more active role in enabling credit markets to open up in a positive way, seizing a once-in-a-generation opportunity […]

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Results from FinScope Consumer Survey Kingdom of Cambodia 20...

Phnom Penh, 12 July 2016. FinMark Trust released the results of the first FinScope Consumer Survey Kingdom of Cambodia 2015 today. The FinScope Survey, developed by FinMark Trust, is a research tool to assess financial access in a country and to identify the constraints that prevent financial service providers from reaching the financially under- and un-served […]

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The Swaziland Credit Data Sharing Association (SCDSA) launch

Johannesburg, 19 November 2015. The Swaziland Credit Data Sharing Association (SCDSA) will be officially launched today by the Minister of Finance in Ezulwini, Swaziland. The establishment of the SCDA has been made possible largely by FinMark Trust (FMT) which has, since early 2014, worked closely with Swaziland credit providers, regulators and the Ministry of Finance. The […]

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Finmark Trust & Cenfri Launch $USD 20 Million Data Facil...

Cape Town, South Africa, November 19, 2015—Today, FinMark Trust and Cenfri will launch a $US 20 million data facility, funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation in partnership with The MasterCard Foundation. The five year partnership will see the support of a data hub that is designed to help financial services providers better understand […]

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People are Struggling to Stretch Their Money

Johannesburg, 10 November 2015: FinMark Trust released the results of its FinScope Consumer South Africa 2015 survey results today.  The FinScope Survey, developed by FinMark Trust, is a research tool to assess financial access in a country and to identify the constraints that prevent financial service providers from reaching the financially under- and un-served people. […]

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Launch of FinScope Consumer Mozambique survey 2014

Johannesburg, 23 September 2015. FinMark Trust released the results of its second FinScope Consumer Mozambique 2014 survey results today.  The FinScope Survey, developed by FinMark Trust, is a research tool to assess financial access in a country and to identify the constraints that preventfinancial service providers from reaching the financially under- and unserved people. The FinScope […]

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Media statement – FinMark Trust sponsors programme on ...

FinMark Trust has again sponsored a course on agricultural and rural finance in partnership with Continuing Education at the University of Pretoria which is currently underway and runs from 14th to 26th September 2015. FinMark Trust supports access to finance for agriculture as a key driver in ensuring that food security in the SADC region […]

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SADC Financial Inclusion Indaba for Economic Growth and Pove...

Johannesburg, 20 July 2015. FinMark Trust, in partnership with the SADC Secretariat, South African National Treasury and the SADC Banking Association, will host an SADC Financial Inclusion Indaba from 23-24 July 2015, in Johannesburg, South Africa. The overall aim of the Indaba is to promote financial inclusion in the SADC region for the purpose of inclusive […]

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Results from Finscope Consumer Survey Botswana 2014

FinMark Trust released the results of its third FinScope Consumer Botswana 2014 survey results on 14 July 2015. The FinScope Survey, developed by FinMark Trust, is a research tool to assess financial access in a country and to identify the constraints that prevent financial service providers from reaching the financially under- and unserved people. The […]

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Shoprite Money Transfer Launched In Maseru – Allows For Re...

Johannesburg, 09 July 2015. The Shoprite Money Transfer cross-border remittances facility will be officially launched in Lesotho on Friday 10 July 2015, in Maseru by the Minister of Finance Dr. Mamphono Khaketla. This cross-border money transfer project is the outcome of FinMark Trust continuous advocacy for cheaper official remittance channels in the SADC region. It is […]

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Results from FinScope Consumer Survey Laos 2014

Johannesburg, 3 July 2015. FinMark Trust released the results of its first FinScope Consumer Laos 2014 survey results today.   The FinScope Survey, developed by FinMark Trust, is a research tool to assess financial access in a country and to identify the constraints that preventfinancial service providers from reaching the financially under- and un-served people. The FinScope […]

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Media Statement: Finance Minister signs FICA exemption for c...

The Minister of Finance in South Africa has finally signed the proposed FICA exemption for low value cross-border money transfers which will greatly reduce the AML/CFT requirements which currently apply. This exemption comes into effect on 1st July 2015. FICA’s control framework follows international best practice, particularly in relation to identification and verification. In respect […]