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Financial Inclusion; Access To Finance

TYPICAL CLIENTS:

Government departments and central banks seeking to increase access to financial services for unbanked and financially underserved populations.

Donors, financial institutions and microfinance organisations who want to extend services to women, minorities and rural communities.

VALUE TO CLIENTS:

More individuals and MSMEs use financial institutions because the barriers have been reduced and services they value are more accessible, relevant and affordable.

Financial institutions increase their customer base, profitability and brand value by delivering affordable, convenient, secure services that customers need or want.

Financial products are available to un(der)served segments contributing to a more inclusive economy.

REPRESENTATIVE SERVICES:

Incorporating expertise in financial institutions, downscaling, entrepreneurship, business support services, and capital advisory services, we assist financial institutions in extending their services to un(der)served segments through:

  • Market, sector, and institutional assessments
  • Strategy development and business planning
  • Capital strategy, structuring and fundraising
  • Product design and roll out, including savings and credit products
  • Credit and risk management policies and processes
  • Marketing strategy development
  • Environmental and social performance strategy and management
  • Comprehensive implementation assistance
  • Training
  • Nonfinancial services such as financial education and entrepreneurship training

ENVIRONMENTAL AND SOCIAL BENEFITS:

Making financial services such as savings, credit and insurance products available to micro-entrepreneurs and individuals gives them new opportunities to increase their incomes and improve their financial stability.