New facts and figures from FinScope MSME Survey Swaziland 2017

Mbabane, 24 August 2017: The Micro Finance Unit, a subsidiary of the Ministry of Finance, in 2015 commissioned for the first time in Swaziland, the FinScope MSME Survey Swaziland 2017. The survey was conducted between October 2016 and March 2017. The Survey amongst other things sought to determine the performance of the MSME sector as […]

Results from FinScope Consumer Survey Burkina Faso 2016

Ouagadougou, 18 April 2017: FinMark Trust released the results of the first FinScope Consumer Survey Burkina Faso 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 […]

Results from the baseline Financial Literacy Survey Seychelles 2016

Johannesburg – November 23, 2016 FinMark Trust, the Central Bank of Seychelles (CBS) and the Financial Services Authority (FSA) recently launched the results of a financial literacy baseline survey, the first of which was conducted in Seychelles in the Mahé, Praslin and La Digue regions. The results of the survey were officially presented at a […]

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 […]

Results from FinScope South Africa 2016 Survey on Financial Inclusion

  Johannesburg, 8 November 2016: FinMark Trust released the results of the FinScope South Africa 2016 Survey 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 […]

New Facts and Figures from FinScope MSME Survey Lesotho 2016

Maseru, 03 November 2016: FinMark Trust (FMT) in conjunction with the Ministry of Small Business Development, Cooperatives and Marketing; and the Ministry of Finance released the results of the FinScope Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) Survey Lesotho 2016 survey results today. This was the first FinScope MSME Survey conducted in Lesotho. The FinScope MSME […]

Is Education and Data Burning a Deeper Hole in The Pockets of South Africans?

Johannesburg, 23 September 2016: In the wake of the #DataMustFall campaign, it seems that the data revolution might have a valid and legitimate plea. The campaign founders made a presentation before the Parliamentary Communications and Postal Committee on the 21st of September 2016 on the costs of data in the country. According to the soon-to-be […]

Press Release Africa On The Cusp: 23% Of Sub-Saharan Africa’s Population Gets By On $2-$5 Per Day

Africa is severely under-lent. The continent needs more credit, and it needs better credit, according to new research published by Financial Sector Deepening Africa (FSD Africa). The report concludes that policymakers and donors ought to play a more active role in enabling credit markets to open up in a positive way, seizing a once-in-a-generation opportunity […]

Results from FinScope Consumer Survey Kingdom of Cambodia 2015

Phnom Penh, 12 July 2016: FinMark Trust released the results of the first FinScope Consumer Survey Kingdom of Cambodia 2015 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 […]

Swaziland Credit Data Sharing Association (SCDA) Credit and data providers to share borrower information to promote responsible financing

Johannesburg, 19 November 2015: The Swaziland Credit Data Sharing Association (SCDSA) will be officially launched today by the Minister of Finance in Ezulwini, Swaziland. The establishment of the SCDA has been made possible largely by FinMark Trust (FMT) which has, since early 2014, worked closely with Swaziland credit providers, regulators and the Ministry of Finance. […]

Finmark Trust and Cenfri Launch $Us 20 Million Data Facility to Advance Financial Inclusion

Cape Town, South Africa, November 19, 2015—Today, FinMark Trust and Cenfri will launch a $US 20 million data facility, funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation in partnership with The MasterCard Foundation. The five year partnership will see the support of a data hub that is designed to help financial services providers better understand […]