The 2013 FinAccess exercise revealed that more attention needs to be given to measuring not only the impact of financial inclusion, but also access and usage. The presentation also highlighted how various actors including service providers, policymakers and regulators, donors and partners implementing social protection programs can use the data.
This tool provides a list of questions designed to be used in undertaking an initial benchmarking review of a bank’s current SME banking performance, its strategic orientation and commitment to developing a stronger SME banking offer.
This guide has been developed to assist financial institutions that intend to define/review their offer for their SME banking segment. It explores a five step process that the institution may employ in order to arrive at a winning value proposition
A major gap in the ability of formal financial services to deliver value for low-income families is a general lack of information and understanding of their preferences, behaviours and needs. To address this gap, FSD Kenya in partnership with BFA and Digital Divide Data undertook a Financial Diaries study between 2012 and 2013. The Kenya Financial Diaries tracked […]
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 […]
Financial inclusion and financial capability require an evaluative framework for the exploration of how and to what degree the ways in which poor people engage with financial services and transactions can improve their wellbeing.