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Annual Report 2014

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 […]

Botswana Country Report Presentation on the Status of Agricultural and Rural Financial Services in Southern Africa

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 […]

Presentation: The Status Of Agricultural And Rural Financial Services In Southern Africa

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 […]

Understanding Financial Cooperatives in South Africa, Malawi and Swaziland – Full Report

FinMark Trust commissioned Genesis to better understand the role and use of co-operative financial institutions (CFIs) as viable alternatives to the commercial banking sector for accessing financial services for lower income individuals in South Africa, Malawi and Swaziland, as well as best practices in the sector. Methodology An initial desktop review was completed at the […]

Remittances from South Africa to SADC

It is well known that there are large remittance flows from South Africa to other countries in the SADC region and that a substantial proportion of such flows are informal – sent for example via cross-border mini-bus taxis or buses. However, data on the size of this remittance market is hard to come by. Data […]

FinScope Consumer Namibia 2012

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. […]

Survey on Demand for Financial Services in Botswana (FinScope 2009)

The FinScope 2009 study was undertaken with the specific objectives of profiling levels of access to financial services and benchmarking current usage of formal and informal financial services (transactions, savings, insurance and credit/loans). The stratified random sampling design was used to select a nationally representative sample of 1,400 which was weighted to the adult population. […]