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    Blog post | 30 August 2016 | David Porteous, Bankable Frontier Associates

Credit on the Cusp: “I’ll see you in court!”

Kenya | South Africa | Credit

See you in court? Unlikely. In recent times most law courts in Africa have not been suitable places to enforce or defend low-value retail credit contracts – the transactions costs associated with the legal process swamp the value of most claims. Read more here

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    Blog post | 30 August 2016 | Sushmita Meka, Bankable Frontier Associates

Goldilocks and the “Just Right” Credit Market

Ghana | Kenya | South Africa | Credit

Goldilocks never took a bank loan, never had a credit card, and never got into debt. But if she had, her exposure to the fairy tale credit market would have been “just right.” She’s the lucky one. Across Africa, people living on the “cusp” of poverty –...

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    Event | 1 March, 2016 | Sandton Convention Centre, Johannesburg

16th Annual Cards and Payments Africa 2016 conference

South Africa | Digital finance services | Peer-to-Peer Finance

Cards and Payments Africa is the place where Africa’s banking, payments and retail community meets to discuss their challenges and opportunities and where they make decisions to invest in new solutions. The conference is where African influencers & disruptors will keep...

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    Event | 26 November, 2015 | Cape Town, South Africa

13th Annual Capital Markets Conference

South Africa | SSA | Capital markets

IMN’s 13th Annual African Capital Markets Conference will return to Cape Town, South Africa on 26-27 November 2015. The programme will continue to look towards the future of African capital markets, with a particular focus on emerging markets in Sub-Saharan Africa. The...

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    17 August 2015

Designing Mobile Money Guidelines for SADC

Malawi | Mozambique | Other | South Africa | Tanzania | Zambia | Digital finance services | Payments | Policy and regulation

The overall purpose of the project is to develop mobile money guidelines to assist SADC member states harmonise their legal and regulatory frameworks for mobile money in support of greater financial inclusion and market development in the region. The main objectives of...

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    Document | July 2016

Credit on the cusp

Ghana | Kenya | South Africa | SSA | Credit

Building healthy credit markets in Africa by 2026 African economies are currently undergoing dramatic changes, not the least of which is a changing consumer base. Absolute poverty is reducing as a new class of consumer—the cusp group—emerges. This group, now...

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    Document | September 2016

Credit on the Cusp Report

Ghana | Kenya | South Africa | Credit | Market Development

Credit on the Cusp Building healthy credit markets in Africa by 2026 African economies are currently undergoing dramatic changes, including a changing consumer base.  Absolute poverty is reducing as a new class of consumer—the cusp group—emerges.  This group (we...

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