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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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Updating the South Africa-SADC Remittance Channel Estimates

Remittance markets comprise both a commercial opportunity for financial sector operators, and an important means of supporting impoverished communities. In 2012 FinMark Trust commissioned an exercise to estimate the size of remittance flows from South Africa, which is a key regional hub for economic migration, to the various countries in the Southern African Development Community […]

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Financial access maps – Tanzania

LOCATION MATTERS – GIS IN FINANCIAL INCLUSION WORKSHOP FinMark Trust in collaboration with Cenfri hosted a workshop on Location Matters: GIS in Financial Inclusion from 22-23 July 2015. This two day workshop in Johannesburg, South Africa, focused on how organisations, in particular Financial Sector Deepening Trusts (FSDs) and their partners, can use geographic information systems […]

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SADC financial inclusion Indaba presentations – part o...

FinMark Trust, in partnership with the SADC Secretariat, South African National Treasury and the SADC Banking Association hosted a SADC Financial Inclusion Indaba from 23-24 July 2015, in Johannesburg, South Africa. The overall aim of the Indaba was to promote financial inclusion in the SADC region for the purpose of inclusive economic growth and poverty […]

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SADC financial inclusion Indaba presentations – part t...

FinMark Trust, in partnership with the SADC Secretariat, South African National Treasury and the SADC Banking Association hosted a SADC Financial Inclusion Indaba from 23-24 July 2015, in Johannesburg, South Africa. The overall aim of the Indaba was to promote financial inclusion in the SADC region for the purpose of inclusive economic growth and poverty […]

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SADC Financial Inclusion Indaba presentations – part f...

FinMark Trust, in partnership with the SADC Secretariat, South African National Treasury and the SADC Banking Association hosted a SADC Financial Inclusion Indaba from 23-24 July 2015, in Johannesburg, South Africa. The overall aim of the Indaba was to promote financial inclusion in the SADC region for the purpose of inclusive economic growth and poverty […]

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Making Access Possible Swaziland Synthesis report

MAP Swaziland was requested by the Government of Swaziland as input towards the development of a financial inclusion strategy for Swaziland. The Ministry of Finance has set up a Financial Inclusion Task Team comprising representatives from the Microfinance Unit, the Central Bank and the Financial Services Regulatory Authority. The Financial Inclusion Task Team serves as […]

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FinScope Consumer Namibia 2012

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. […]

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The profile of retail payment services and models in South A...

The study aimed to sketch the landscape of retail payment services in South Africa that have a positive impact on financial inclusion and market participation. It also aimed to start to develop a typology of models based on shared characteristics witnessed across various services. The prime inputs to the study were a series of interviews […]

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SADC FIP Baseline Study Regional Summary Report

The Protocol on Finance and Investment (FIP) is one of the protocols entered into by the Southern African Development Community (SADC) member states to give legal and practical effect to their commitments under the SADC Treaty. The SADC Treaty is the anchor that provides the legal basis for SADC as a regional community. The FIP […]