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Results from Finscope Consumer Survey Botswana 2014

FinMark Trust released the results of its third FinScope Consumer Botswana 2014 survey results on 14 July 2015. 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 unserved people. The […]

Shoprite Money Transfer Launched In Maseru – Allows For Remittances at Low Affordable Rates

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 […]

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 […]