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Swaziland microinsurance review – a market and regulat...

This report was commissioned by the Office of The Registrar of Insurance and Retirement Funds (RIRF) in Swaziland. It sets out to provide an overview of the supply, demand and regulatory framework of insurance in Swaziland, in order to conclude on the current state and potential for microinsurance and to make policy and regulatory recommendations in […]

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SADC microfinance study – landscape, regulatory enviro...

This paper, through the financial support of the FinMark Trust, and with the backing of the CCBG, primarily aims to present the overarching SADC trends in terms of regulatory environments, support mechanisms, monitoring frameworks, and level of microfinance activity. In addition, the report makes recommendations to regulators, CCBG and FinMark Trust in terms of the […]

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The cross border money transfer experience

This study explicitly set out to challenge the commonly accepted paradigm that it is safer and more efficient to make use of formal remittance channels (banks and money transfer operators). The approach was to experience the formal provider lead customer offerings first hand by conducting a ‘mystery shopping’ exercise. This quickly resulted in mounting frustration […]

SADC Payments and Remittances
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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 […]

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FinScope Consumer Survey Zimbabwe 2011 Brochure

The Government of Zimbabwe recognises the role played by the financial sector in facilitating economic growth. In order to develop policies that will generate sustainable and inclusive growth and development, the Government requires evidence-based information on the financial sector and levels of financial inclusion. In order to achieve this goal, FinMark Trust in conjunction with […]

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FinScope Swaziland 2011 Brochure

The Government of Swaziland recognises the significant role of the financial services sector towards contributing to the overall economic and private sector growth. In addition to the conventional commercial banking institutions, the Micro-Finance Institutions (MFIs) play a significant role in extending financial services through savings and business loans to the rural un-banked population. Despite this […]

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FinScope Lesotho 2011

The Government of the Kingdom of Lesotho, through the Central Bank of Lesotho, recognises that the scope and efficiency of the financial sector play an important role in facilitating economic and private sector growth. In light of this, one of the main objectives of the government is to improve the reach and depth of financial […]

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FinScope Consumer Survey Namibia 2011 Report

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. By design, […]

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