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A New FinMark Trust

The year 2017 earmarks a new FinMark Trust (FMT). In 2016, the Board and Management conducted a systematic review of our operations and relevance as market facilitators in South Africa and the Southern African Development Community (SADC) region. After considering the critical internal and external success factors, it is exciting to announce that we are […]

Terms of Reference: Outsourcing of Human Resources and Payroll

Since its inception, FMT has outsourced the payroll function together with IT and Financial Services to The Shared Services Division of The Banking Association South Africa (BASA). This agreement has been terminated and a new service provider is required to perform the HR and payroll function for FMT as from 1 March 2017 on a […]

Report: Seminar on Financial Education – Challenges, Trends and Measures of Success in Supporting Financial Inclusion in Sub-Saharan Africa

29 – 30 September 2016 Financial education is key to improving individual financial behaviour, preventing over-indebtedness, protecting clients, contributing to market development and ensuring financial stability. It makes a crucial contribution to the development of inclusive financial systems and to broader economic and social development goals. Financial education is therefore increasingly high on the agenda […]

Mobile Money and Financial Inclusion in SADC

This paper presents a cross-country comparison of mobile money ownership and its determinants together with the factors affecting mobile money adoption. The link between mobile money and financial inclusion will also be discussed. The following insights have been gained from the FinScope studies conducted in 11 countries across the SADC region. The low penetration of […]

Baseline Financial Literacy Survey Seychelles 2016 Report

The Central Bank of Seychelles (CBS) and the Financial Services Authority (FSA) commissioned FinMark Trust to undertake a Baseline Survey on Financial Literacy. The purpose of the baseline study was to measure the level of financial literacy amongst the population and provide an assessment of the needs of the population including the identification of possible […]

Presentation: FinScope Consumer Survey Madagascar2016

Objectives of FinScope Madagascar 2016: 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 financial access To stimulate […]

Results from FinScope Consumer Survey Madagascar 2016

  Antananarivo, 11 November 2016: FinMark Trust released the results of the first FinScope Consumer Survey Madagascar 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. The […]