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September 2015

Quarterly newsletter – Issue 33

We are pleased to share the third edition of our 2015 quarterly newsletter. In this issue: Our main feature highlights a study which shows that savings groups continue to be an important tool for financial inclusion in Kenya. Applying a market-based approach to the BRAC model to promote sustainable social transfers to the poor. Consumers […]

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August 2015

A guide to implementing segmentation for SME banking

This Technical Guide provides detailed information on implementing a segmentation strategy as a series of steps, and covers portfolio analysis and data mining, credit evaluation,staffing, segment product bundles, and delivery and marketing channels. The prerequisite documents, the implementation process, and the benefits of each step are described.

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September 2015

Review of Growth Enterprise Market Segment (GEMS) and increasing access to Kenya’s capital market by small and medium enterprises (SMEs)

According to FSD Kenya and World Bank research, credit to small and medium enterprises (SMEs) by the banking industry only constituted 23.4% of total lending in 2013, up from 19.5% in 2009. Interest rates ranged from 15% to 20%. The Growth Enterprise Market Segments (GEMS) was launched in January 2013 by the Nairobi Securities Exchange […]