year | 2015

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Results from FinScope Consumer Survey Kingdom of Cambodia 20...

Phnom Penh, 12 July 2016. FinMark Trust released the results of the first FinScope Consumer Survey Kingdom of Cambodia 2015 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 from reaching the financially under- and un-served […]

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FinScope Consumer Survey Cambodia 2015 Pocket Guide

Making Access Possible (MAP) is a diagnostic and programmatic framework to support expanding access to financial services for individuals and micro- and small- businesses. The MAP methodology and process has been developed jointly by UNCDF, FinMark Trust and Cenfri to foster inclusive financial sector growth. At country level, the core MAP partners collaborate with Government, […]

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FinScope Consumer Survey Cambodia 2015 Presentation

Making Access Possible (MAP) is a diagnostic and programmatic framework to support expanding access to financial services. The MAP methodology and process has been developed jointly by UNCDF, Cenfri and FinMark Trust. At country level, the core MAP partners, collaborate with other donors to ensure an inclusive, holistic process. In addition to the above MAP […]

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Finmark Trust & Cenfri Launch $USD 20 Million Data Facil...

Cape Town, South Africa, November 19, 2015—Today, FinMark Trust and Cenfri will launch a $US 20 million data facility, funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation in partnership with The MasterCard Foundation. The five year partnership will see the support of a data hub that is designed to help financial services providers better understand […]

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People are Struggling to Stretch Their Money

Johannesburg, 10 November 2015: FinMark Trust released the results of its FinScope Consumer South Africa 2015 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 from reaching the financially under- and un-served people. […]

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FinScope South Africa 2015 Consumer Survey Launch Presentati...

The 2015 FinScope survey shows that in South Africa levels of financial inclusion remain stable at 87% compared to 86% in 2014. About 31.2 million (84%) of adults are formally served, that is they have a bank and other formal non-bank product/services, compared to 80% in 2014. While overall inclusion figures have not changed substantially, […]

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Status of Agricultural and Rural Financial Services in South...

FinMark Trust commissioned the Centre for Inclusive Banking in Africa (CIBA) at the University of Pretoria to design and oversee studies to document and evaluate the current state of agricultural and rural financial services in southern Africa, more specifically in Botswana, Malawi, Mozambique, South Africa, Zambia and Zimbabwe. The last phase of the project was […]

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SADC Financial Inclusion Strategy

The primary orientation of this Strategy is to support SADC Member States in the development and implementation of their own National Financial Inclusion Strategies. As such, this Strategy is regional in nature and aligns with the aspirations of the Regional Indicative Strategic Development Plan (RISDP) and the SADC Industrialisation Strategy and Roadmap. The target audience […]

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2015 Annual Report

As more evidence is emerging on the positive link between financial inclusion and improved livelihoods of the poor, more countries around the world have embarked on financial inclusion strategies to improve access to and usage of financial services and products. The ultimate aim is to unlock the economic and social potential of the unbanked population […]

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Media statement – FinMark Trust sponsors programme on ...

FinMark Trust has again sponsored a course on agricultural and rural finance in partnership with Continuing Education at the University of Pretoria which is currently underway and runs from 14th to 26th September 2015. FinMark Trust supports access to finance for agriculture as a key driver in ensuring that food security in the SADC region […]

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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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An excluded society? Financial inclusion in the SADC region ...

FinMark Trust published a book titled, ?An excluded society? Financial inclusion in SADC through a FinScope lens?. The book includes cross-country comparisons of financial inclusion indicators of 12 SADC countries using findings from the FinScope Consumer Surveys. Click here to download a brochure which presents a summary of the book with key facts about financial inclusion […]

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Fact sheet – Financial inclusion in the SADC region

FinMark Trust is due to publish a book titled, “An excluded society? Financial inclusion in SADC through a FinScope lens”. The book includes cross-country comparisons of financial inclusion Indicators of 12 SADC countries using findings from the FinScope Consumer Surveys. This fact sheet contains a summary of the book and as such it provides key […]

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Shoprite Money Transfer Launched In Maseru – Allows For Re...

Johannesburg, 09 July 2015. The Shoprite Money Transfer cross-border remittances facility will be officially launched in Lesotho on Friday 10 July 2015, in Maseru by the Minister of Finance Dr. Mamphono Khaketla. This cross-border money transfer project is the outcome of FinMark Trust continuous advocacy for cheaper official remittance channels in the SADC region. It is […]

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Shoprite Money Transfer

This cross-border money transfer project is the outcome of FinMark Trust continuous advocacy for cheaper official remittance channels in the SADC region. It is a result of intensive consultations with the South African Reserve Bank, Shoprite South Africa and Shoprite Lesotho, as well as Capital Bank in South Africa to provide the people of Lesotho […]

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Media Statement: Finance Minister signs FICA exemption for c...

The Minister of Finance in South Africa has finally signed the proposed FICA exemption for low value cross-border money transfers which will greatly reduce the AML/CFT requirements which currently apply. This exemption comes into effect on 1st July 2015. FICA’s control framework follows international best practice, particularly in relation to identification and verification. In respect […]

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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 […]

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