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Lesotho MAP financial inclusion roadmap

This roadmap document is produced as part of a series of documents in the Making Access Possible (MAP) Lesotho initiative. MAP Lesotho was conducted as a result of a formal request by the Government of Lesotho, via the Ministry of Finance in August 2013. The MAP project is formally hosted by the Ministry of Finance, […]

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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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FinScope Mozambique consumer survey 2014

FinScope Mozambique 2014 is the second national financial inclusion survey, following that of 2009, in which a representational cross-section of adult Mozambicans have been interviewed comprehensively about their financial behaviour, familiarity with financial terminology and their use of financial services. A total of 3928 households were covered by the survey from which one person from […]

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FinScope Mozambique consumer survey 2014 highlights- English

The FinScope Consumer Survey Mozambique 2014 study is an initiative by the Ministry of Economy and Finance and FinMark Trust (FMT) co-funded by the Department for International Development (DFID). FMT which has undertaken a series of FinScope surveys across Africa and Asia over the past few years has provided technical assistance for the implementation of […]

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FinScope Nepal 2014 consumer survey

The Government of Nepal recognises the importance of a well-functioning financial sector as one of the key drivers in reducing inequality and poverty. However, challenges for financial inclusion in Nepal remain ubiquitous. Financial inclusion refers to universal access to a wide range of financial services for people who need them, provided by a diversity of […]

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Financial Inclusion and AML/CFT in SADC – focus note 1

In this focus note, considerations that are relevant in determining whether and how AML/CFT regulatory requirements in the participating countries are a financial inclusion constraint or not are discussed. Various studies that have been carried out indicate that AML/CFT legislation, implemented in response to the FATF Recommendations, has resulted in a conservative approach to compliance […]

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Risk-based approaches to AML / CFT – focus note 2

The risk-based approaches that are applied by countries and institutions are now shaped by the specifications set out in FATF Recommendation 1 and related interpretive note, which provide a platform for countries to develop regulatory and supervisory frameworks that allow flexibility to achieve financial integrity objectives while at the same time providing the room to […]

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AML / CFT due diligence and related matters – focus no...

Various FATF Recommendations are considered in order to provide the context for the analysis set out below, specifically in respect of the following: Customer due diligence (CDD) (Recommendation 10), record keeping requirements (Recommendation 11), wire transfers (Recommendation 16), reliance on third parties (Recommendation 17), internal controls (Recommendation 18), reporting requirements for suspicious transactions (Recommendation 20) […]

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Mobile services / technology – AML/CFT in SADC –...

Various FATF Recommendations are considered in order to provide the context for the analysis set out below, specifically in respect of the following: money or value transfer services (Recommendation 14), new technologies (Recommendation 15) and wire transfers (Recommendation 16). It is recognised that new technology opportunities and mobile services offer solutions that will, to a […]

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Harmonisation of regulatory frameworks in the SADC region &#...

The FinMark Trust review of the AML/CFT requirements in SADC countries concentrated on compliance with FATF Recommendations, i.e. with a view to identifying opportunities to harmonise requirements across jurisdictions in relation to the FATF standards. The development of a generic understanding of AML/CFT challenges in SADC countries is addressed in this focus note and it […]

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Anti-Money laundering and CFT in SADC countries

FinMark Trust commissioned and funded the development of the focus notes contained in this report in order to highlight key considerations relating to anti-money laundering (AML) and combating the financing of terrorism (CFT) in 13 Southern African Development Community (SADC) countries. This was undertaken in light of findings from a detailed review of the regulatory […]

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SADC Financial Inclusion Indaba report

This report contains the deliberations and proceedings from the recently held SADC financial inclusion indaba. FinMark Trust, in partnership with the SADC Secretariat, South African National Treasury and the SADC Banking Association hosted the SADC Financial Inclusion Indaba from 23-24 July 2015, in Johannesburg, South Africa. The overall aim of the Indaba was to promote financial […]

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Use of spatial data to increase financial inclusion in Tanza...

LOCATION MATTERS – GIS IN FINANCIAL INCLUSION WORKSHOP Insight2Impact (i2i) an initiative of 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, […]

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Metropolitan retail geographic reporting

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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Geospatial mapping

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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Location matters – GIS in financial inclusion

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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How to overcome limited data

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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GIS workshop interactive sessions presentation

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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Geospatial mapping initiative – Africa and Asia

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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