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Media statement: Xenophobic violence in South Africa and its...

Johannesburg, 22 April 2015. FinMark Trust is concerned with the recent spate of xenophobic violence in South Africa as it is contrary to the very fundamentals of regional integration which is essentially based on the creation of a wider economic space for inclusive growth. As an organisation dealing with financial markets, FinMark Trust has undertaken a […]

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Launch results FinScope Consumer Survey Democratic Republic ...

FinMark Trust released the results of its first FinScope Consumer DRC survey results on 26 March 2015 in Kinshasa. 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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FinMark Trust rolls out newly developed Financial Education ...

Johannesburg, 5 March 2015. Following the launch of the Mauritius Consumer Finscope Survey in November 2014 which identified financial literacy as an issue of concern, FinMark Trust is rolling out its recently developed Financial Education Toolkit as part of its programme on financial literacy in Mauritius from 4-11 March 2015. The beneficiaries of this training are […]

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Lesotho corridor allows remittances at low affordable rates

Johannesburg, 03 March 2015. Remittances from RSA to the SADC region are the most expensive in the world with fees in excess of 22% for remittance value of $200. The value of remittances from South Africa to other countries in the SADC region is large and a substantial portion of these remittances is informal – sent […]

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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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Launch of FinScope Zimbabwe consumer survey results 2014

Harare, 16 February 2015. FinMark Trust launched the results of the FinScope Consumer Survey Zimbabwe 2014 today. The FinScope Survey 2014 is a follow-up to the first survey which was done in 2011. The FinScope surveys done in Zimbabwe (FinScope Consumer Survey 2011 and FinScope MSME Survey 2012) not only enabled the assessment of the landscape […]

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Launch of FinScope Swaziland consumer survey results 2014

Mbabane, 05 February 2015:  FinMark Trust released the results of the FinScope Consumer Swaziland 2014 survey results today. This is the second FinScope Consumer survey conducted in Swaziland. The first one was undertaken in 2011. The FinScope Survey, developed by FinMark Trust, is a research tool to assess financial access in a country and to […]

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Media statement – Accelerating inclusive rural and agr...

Accelerating inclusive rural and agricultural financing programme in SADC Towards the implementation of the SADC Regional Agricultural Policy (RAP) Johannesburg, 26 January 2015: FinMark Trust in partnership with SADC is hosting a regional conference on ‘accelerating inclusive rural and agricultural financing programme in SADC’. The conference which is scheduled to take place from 28th-30th January 2015 […]

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FinScope South Africa 2014 survey results

What changed in people’s lives according to FinScope since 2004? A ten year perspective on financial inclusion in South Africa. Johannesburg, 04 November 2014:  FinMark Trust released the results of its FinScope Consumer South Africa 2014 survey results today.  The FinScope Survey, developed by FinMark Trust, is a research tool to assess financial access in […]

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Media statement – FinScope Consumer Lao 2014 survey MO...

FinMark Trust signs a MOU with Bank of Lao PDR and National Statistics Bureau (NSB) of Lao for the FinScope Consumer Lao 2014 survey Johannesburg, 11 November 2014: FinMark Trust together with the Bank of Lao PDR, and the National Statistics Bureau (NSB) of Lao have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) on 6 November 2014 […]

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New facts and figures from FinScope Mauritius 2014

New facts and figures from FinScope Mauritius 2014 Johannesburg, 03 October 2014: FinMark Trust released the results of its first FinScope Consumer Mauritius 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 prevent financial service providers […]

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Challenges and opportunities in promoting savings among low ...

Johannesburg, 26 February 2014: FinMark Trust, in partnership UNCDF, UNDP in Malawi and through the ‘Support to Financial Inclusion in Lesotho’ (SUFIL) recently conducted a study to comprehensively document the savings landscape in Lesotho, Malawi and South Africa. The aim of the study is to understand the challenges and opportunities in promoting savings among low […]

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The second decade of FinScope – progress continues but rea...

The second decade of FinScope – progress continues but real work to still to be done around over-indebtedness and exclusion Johannesburg, 05 November 2013:  FinMark Trust released  its annual FinScope South Africa 2013 survey results today. This year’s study reveals a significant increase in financial inclusion compared to last year from 28.9 million people in […]

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10 years of FinScope – heroic progress to celebrate!

Johannesburg, 30 October 2012. FinMark Trust released the results of its annual FinScope South Africa 2012 survey results today.  FinScope, a nationally representative survey, has been measuring and profiling levels of access to financial services amongst South African individuals.  The survey findings are used by financial sector role players, both in the public and private sectors, […]

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Savings and credit groups–an opportunity for formal financ...

FinMark Trust recently commissioned research that has uncovered the far-reaching impact of savings and credit groups on people’s lives. Over the past few years a local NGO called SaveAct, has been pioneering a quiet savings revolution in poor rural communities in South Africa. The model that they have used has enabled some 15 000 members of […]

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Savings Groups: the silver bullet for rural development?

Over the past few years a local NGO called SaveAct, has been pioneering a quiet savings revolution in poor rural communities in South Africa. The model that they have used has enabled some 15 000 members of savings groups to reduce debt and improve economic resilience. The rural poor move to a situation where they can […]

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FinScope small business survey 2010

The FinScope 2010 South Africa Small Business Survey is the first comprehensive publicly available nationally representative survey of small businesses in South Africa which provides baseline information on a host of areas in small businesses. Small business landscape in South Africa The study sample of 5676 represents the small business owner in South Africa who […]

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