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Swaziland MAP Synthesis 2014 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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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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FinScope Consumer Survey Mauritius 2014 brochure (English)

FinMark Trust released the results of its first FinScope Consumer Mauritius 2014 survey results on 3 October 2014.  The Mauritius survey involved a range of stakeholders engaging in a comprehensive consultation process, thereby enriching the survey. To date, FinScope Consumer Surveys have been conducted in 19 countries including Mauritius. The survey was carried out under […]

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Retailers’ motivation for offering financial services

A number of financial products and services are offered by or through retailers in South Africa. These span the broad financial services spectrum including transactional, savings, insurance and credit products. This research aims to understand retailers’ motivation for providing these financial services more fully. This study aims to build on several previous research projects. In […]

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2014 Annual Report

FinMark Trust is pleased to release its 2014 annual report. The Trust has had a very good year and has made significant progress in facilitating financial markets to work for the poor.  This has been achieved against the background of an improved African financial inclusion landscape, with several countries undertaking structural and legal reforms supported […]

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FinScope Malawi 2014 survey results brochure

FinScope Malawi is designed to involve a range of stakeholders engaging in a comprehensive consultation process, thereby enriching the survey and ensuring appropriateness and buy-in. The survey was carried out under the auspices of the Ministry of Finance and fully funded by FinMark Trust. A Steering Committee chaired by the Ministry of Finance was set […]

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FinScope South Africa 2014 Brochure

Financial inclusion has gained recognition as one of the main pillars of the development agenda in South Africa and, plays a vital role in the on-going transformation and development of society. In its desire to improve the lives of people, through boosting economic growth, improving economic opportunities and reducing inequalities, the South African government has placed financial inclusion […]

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FinScope Consumer Survey Nepal 2014 Presentation

Nepal is classified as a Least Developed Country (LDC) and has both low levels of per capita income and a sizable population classified as poor. Farming is a key component of livelihoods management for many households in Nepal as well as a key income generating activity. Nepal has just experienced a catastrophic earthquake, with devastating […]

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FinScope Consumer Survey Malawi 2014 Presentation

The objective of the FinScope Consumer Survey Malawi 2014: To describe the levels of financial inclusion (i.e. levels of access to financial products and services – both formal and informal) To describe the landscape of access (i.e. the type of products and services used by financially included individuals) To identify the drivers of, and barriers to […]

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FinScope Survey Highlights Lao 2014 Brochure

To measure and profile the levels of access to financial services by all adults in Laos (18 years and older), across income groups and other demographics, and making this information available for use by key stakeholders such as policy-makers, regulators, and financial service providers. Information provided by the survey helps extend the reach of financial […]

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Credit life insurance in South Africa: the customer’s ...

Credit life insurance is one of the most widely available insurance products to low-income consumers world-wide and is often a low-income consumer?s first encounter with insurance. Therefore the question of whether consumers are getting a fair deal when they purchase it is central to the inclusive insurance debate. This paper analyses the question through the […]

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FinScope Consumer Survey Botswana 2014

The objectives of the FinScope Consumer Survey Botswana 2014: To describe the levels of financial inclusion (i.e. levels of access to financial products and services – both formal and informal) To describe the landscape of access (i.e. the type of products and services used by financially included individuals) To identify the drivers of, and barriers […]

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Why retailers – A demand-side perspective of key-drive...

Presentation given at a stakeholder workshop on 2 June 2014 Retailers in South Africa provide a range of financial products and services that span the financial services spectrum, including credit, insurance, money transfer, and savings products. FinMark Trust, in collaboration with Cenfri, has recently conducted a number of studies to explore the supply-side considerations for […]

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Myanmar MAP synthesis 2014 report

This MAP Study Synthesis Note serves to summarize a series of documents produced as part of the Making Access Possible (MAP) Myanmar initiative. Preparation for MAP Myanmar was approved by the President of the Union of Myanmar in January 2013. The programme has been developed by United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF) in close cooperation […]

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Legal expenses insurance

FinMark Trust commissioned this study primarily because of the product’s significant skew towards lower income segments of the market and the critical role it can play in enabling access to legal services. In addition, there is limited available research on the product and regulators and policymakers have not explored the impact of the current regulatory […]

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