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Why retailers?

FinMark Trust has recently commissioned a number of studies exploring how financial services are distributed to the lower-income market. This includes research on low-cost bank branches, mapping the potential distribution channels in SADC countries, and a review of the business case for retailers to provide financial services. In particular, the latter study explored the increasing […]

SADC Payments and Remittances
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Harmonising regulations to promote access to insurance in SA...

This Guidance Note provides guidance for a harmonised regulatory framework in SADC that can assist Member States to grow access to insurance. The recommendations herein take into account the specific guidance provided by the IAIS Application Paper on Regulation and Supervision supporting Inclusive Insurance Markets (2012), as well as Member State concerns and priorities. The […]

SADC FI
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South Africa report on AML/CFT and financial inclusion in SA...

FinMark Trust conducted a study to consider the extent to which the AML/CFT regulations of the SADC countries could be harmonised and calibrated in order to increase financial integration and access to financial services within the region. The study considered the FATF Standards, the ESAAMLG evaluation reports and research, the FATF Guidance note on Financial […]

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Seychelles report on AML/CFT and financial inclusion in SADC

FinMark Trust conducted a study to consider the extent to which the AML/CFT regulations of the SADC countries could be harmonised and calibrated in order to increase financial integration and access to financial services within the region. The study considered the FATF Standards, the ESAAMLG evaluation reports and research, the FATF Guidance note on Financial […]

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Mozambique report on AML/CFT and financial inclusion in SADC

FinMark Trust conducted a study to consider the extent to which the AML/CFT regulations of the SADC countries could be harmonised and calibrated in order to increase financial integration and access to financial services within the region. The study considered the FATF Standards, the ESAAMLG evaluation reports and research, the FATF Guidance note on Financial […]

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DRC report on AML/CFT and financial inclusion in SADC

FinMark Trust conducted a study to consider the extent to which the AML/CFT regulations of the SADC countries could be harmonised and calibrated in order to increase financial integration and access to financial services within the region. The study considered the FATF Standards, the ESAAMLG evaluation reports and research, the FATF Guidance note on Financial […]

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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 […]

FinScope
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FinScope Mozambique MSME 2012 survey

This report provides a synthesis of the findings from the FinScope MSME Survey, which was carried out in Mozambique in 2012. This study was initiated by the Ministry of Finance and FinMark Trust, with funding provided by the German Development Cooperation through the KfW Development Bank (KfW). The primary aim of the research was to […]

FinScope Consumer
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FinScope Consumer Survey Mauritius 2014 Report

The FinScope survey tool has been developed by FinMark Trust as a nationally representative survey of consumer perceptions about financial services and issues. The survey is conducted among adults, defined as individuals aged 18 and above. To date, it has been rolled out in 18 countries including Mauritius. The FinScope survey provides insights into how […]

FinScope Consumer
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Myanmar MAP Diagnostic 2014 report

As Myanmar modernises its financial sector to better serve its economy and people, a growing opportunity to extend financial services to the majority of its people has opened up. MAP found that 30% of the 39 million adults use regulated financial services, but only 6% use more than one service. Fewer than 5% of adults […]

SADC Consumer MAP