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Zimbabwe: Women's Bank Up By September

21.07.2017

 | Source: The Herald; All Africa

The setting up of a women's bank that will provide financial support to small and medium enterprises run by women is now at an advanced stage, a Cabinet minister has said.

Angola: Cuanza Norte - Peasants Benefit From Agricultural Loan

18.07.2017

 | Source: Angola Press; All Africa

At least 203 peasants of the Belo Horizonte Peasants Association in Canaúlo village, northern Cuanza Norte province, benefited on Saturday from agricultural loan and tools given by Sol Bank, as part of its project for local agricultural support.

Malawi: Government Wants Village Banks to Follow New Standard Guidelines

17.07.2017

 | Source: Malawi News Agency; All Africa

Ministry of Civic Education and Community Development says village banks should embrace new standard village savings and loan associations (VSLAs) best practice guidelines to ensure sanity in the economic sector.

Ethiopia: Company Reaching Out to Farmers, Pastoralists for Weather Insurance Services

12.07.2017

 | Source: The Ethiopian Herald; All Africa

With concerted efforts of the government and other stakeholders, Nyala Insurance Company is providing weather insurance services to small scale farmers and pastorals in various states, said Micro Insurance Business General Manager Solomon Zegeye.

Nigeria: Only Three Million Nigerians Have Insurance Policies - Adeosun

11.07.2017

 | Source: Premium Times; All Africa

The Minister of Finance, Kemi Adeosun, on Monday said that only three million out of about 180 million Nigerians possessed insurance policies to protect themselves from uncertainties

Angola: Luanda - BDA Launches Campaign On Financial Citizenship

06.07.2017

 | Source: Angola Press; All Africa

The Angolan Development Bank (BDA) is launching on Wednesday in Luanda a campaign on financial citizenship, aimed at promoting sustainable entrepreneurship through the adequate use of investment financing by banks.

Sudan: Central Darfur Pushes for Banks, Investments

05.07.2017

 | Source: Radio Dabanga (Amsterdam); All Africa

Central Darfur wants to roll-out a banking system in the state and pledged to the Commercial Banks Group to remove obstacles and fears that prevent the spread of the system.

Zimbabwe: Zimpost Offers Low-Cost Money Transfer Service - Zipcash

04.07.2017

 | Source: The Herald; All Africa

Zimpost offers a variety of financial services at all post offices nationwide. These range from mobile money transfer services to agency banking services.

Uganda: Agricultural Insurance Takeup Slows

30.06.2017

 | Source: The Monitor; All Africa

A slow sensitisation drive is affecting uptake of agricultural insurance in Uganda, the Agro Consortium has revealed.

Uganda: Agency Banking Will Deepen Financial Inclusion

27.06.2017

 | Source: The Observer; All Africa

Agency Banking is one of the new provisions of the Financial Institutions (Amendment) Act 2016 and will be a key driver of increasing financial inclusion in Uganda.

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