The report entitled ‘Mapping the Retail Payment Services Landscape’ is part of a series commissioned by FinMark Trust to examine the retail payments landscape in Malawi, Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Zambia. It builds on four country-specific reports, summarising and distilling the key findings from each of the four countries.
This research looks at the issues around the state of retail payment systems development in Mozambique, a country with more than half of its population living in poverty and 78% of the adults being financially excluded. This report was based on document review, interviews with the regulator and providers, and focus groups and informal discussions […]
As part of its mission to ‘make financial markets work for the poor’ in Africa, FinMark Trust commissioned the Centre for Inclusive Banking in Africa in 2010 to undertake a study to examine the current state of rural and agricultural financial services in the Southern African. This Mozambique country study is part of the first […]
This short report summarises the findings of the first phase of the work, namely, an assessment of the current state of rural and agricultural financial services in the region. The research was carried out in six countries – Botswana, Malawi, Mozambique, South Africa, Zambia and Zimbabwe – drawing mainly on secondary sources. It was completed […]
This study examined the retirement systems of Mozambique with a view to drawing lessons from their experiences in addressing old age provision both from government pension schemes and informal mechanisms developed by their communities. Pension systems and long term savings of a nation’s citizens provide the prospect of a secure retirement and the support of […]
FinScope Mozambique 2009 is the first national survey of its kind, in which a representational cross-section of all adult Mozambicans have been interviewed comprehensively about their financial behaviour, familiarity with financial terminology and their use of financial services. As economies grow, so does the sophistication of financial services offered. Mozambique is no exception where a […]