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Lesotho officially the Kingdom of Lesotho (Sotho: 'Muso oa Lesotho) is an enclaved country within the border of South Africa. It is just over 30,000 km2 (11,583 sq mi) in size and has a population of around 2 million. Its capital and largest city is Maseru

 


BANKS

CONTACTS

WEBSITE

 

ADDRESS

TELEPHONE

EMAIL

 

STANDARD BANK

Kingsway Street,
P. O. Box 1053
Maseru 100

(+266) 22315737

 

 https://www.standardlesothobank.co

 

NEDBANK

115-117 Griffith Hill, Kingsway Street Maseru

(+226) 22282100

 greenline@nedbank.co.ls

 https://www.netbank.co.ls/

 

FIRST NATIONAL BANK OF LESOTHO

Corner Kingsway and Parliament Road
Maseru Area
11902
Lesotho

(+226) 22247100

lesothoenquiries@fnb.co.za

 https://www.fnb.co.ls/
 

 

LESOTHO POST BANK

Post Office Building Kingsway, Maseru, Lesotho

(+226) 22317842

 

 www.lpb.co.ls/
 

 

TOTAL

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At a Glance

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Population in thousands (2019): 2,125.26
GDP per capita (current US$) 2019 - World Average 10,721.61: 1,157.53
Account (%) age 15+) - (2014 vs 2017): 46% (2017)
Agriculture Orientation Index - Credit ( Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries share of GDP) (2015 vs 2016): n/a
Financial Inclusion Strategies: • Inclusive Finance Strategy of Lesotho (2012/12 – 2016/17)• SADC Financial Inclusion Strategy 2016-2021
Domestic credit provided by financial sector (% of GDP) 2017: 15.87
Made or received digital payments in the past year (% age 15+) (2014 vs 2017): 38% (2017)
Remittances % of GDP for 2017: 0.22
Mortgage Interest Rate / Mortgage Term (years): 11.87% | 19

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Jul 22, 2020
This page presents measures and initiatives by the government of Lesotho, national central bank and Development Finance Institutions (DFIs) in supp

Latest Publications

Dec 10, 2019 | International Monetary Fund
Jul 31, 2018 | FinMark Trust | FinMark Trust
Jun 14, 2017 | S. Truen, W. Jitsing, K. Kgaphola et al. | FinMark Trust