Online maps to deepen understanding of financial services access points in Kenya
  • 13th March, 2014: An online portal that will help identify gaps in access to financial services at national and county level was launched earlier today by the Central Bank of Kenya (CBK) Governor Prof Njuguna Ndung’u.
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    FinAccess 2013 survey results launched
  • The latest national financial access survey findings were launched at a breakfast event on the 31st of October, 2013 by the Governor of the Central Bank of Kenya Prof Njuguna Ndung'u. The survey results indicate that Kenya's financial inclusion efforts are bearing fruits.
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    2nd EAC Regional Credit Information Sharing Conference opens in Nairobi
  • Nairobi, 24th September, 2013 - The Governor of the Central Bank of Kenya (CBK) Prof Njuguna Ndung'u today opened the second East African regional credit information sharing conference at the Hilton Hotel, Nairobi.
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    Findings from the Kenya credit information sharing project mid term review
  • Nairobi, 31st May, 2013 - FSD Kenya contracted Oxford Policy Management (OPM) to undertake a mid-term review of the Kenya credit information sharing initiative (KCISI) project from 20th May 2013 to 31st May 2013.
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    Digital payments can benefit the poor, and be good for business
  • According to a new study released on 11th September, 2013 by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the global marketplace for financial services is failing the poor in the developing world, but could be improved to benefit both the poor and financial providers.
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    FSD and banks host SMEs to a supply chain finance workshop
  • Nairobi, 4th - 5th December, 2012 - A workshop to help SMEs understand various financing options available in the market and clarify the roles, benefits and risks for both buyers and sellers in invoice discounting took place recently in Nairobi.
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    Information needs forum held for agricultural SME finance providers
  • 30th October, 2012 - The Value Chains Finance Centre (VCFC) held a half-day workshop to present findings of a survey of specialist SME finance providers information needs.
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    About FSD Kenya

    The Kenya Financial Sector Deepening (FSD) programme was established in early 2005 to support the development of financial markets in Kenya as a means to stimulate wealth creation and reduce poverty. Working in partnership with the financial services industry, the programme’s goal is to expand access to financial services among lower income households and smaller enterprises. It operates as an independent trust under the supervision of professional trustees, KPMG Kenya, with policy guidance from a Programme Investment Committee (PIC). Read more >>

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    • February 2014 issue 27


      feb2014Our in-depth feature outlines the key milestones emerging from a mid-term review of the Kenya Credit Information Sharing Initiative (KCISI) project's second phase.

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