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MOZAMBIQUE FINTECH ANNUAL REPORT 2020

This Fintech Report is the first of its kind to be written in Mozambique in a collaboration between FSDMoç and the Mozambican Fintech Association...

INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITIES IN MOZAMBIQUE – TOURISM ED.

The Financial Sector Deepening – Moçambique (FSDMoç) and Monitor Deloitte are proud to collaborate to produce...

Investment-Opportunities-in-Mozambique_Agribusiness-Edition

INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITIES IN MOZAMBIQUE AGRIBUSINESS

The Financial Sector Deepening – Moçambique and Monitor Deloitte are proud to partner to produce this ...

Investment-Opportunities-in-Mozambique-Manufacturing-Edition

INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITIES IN MOZAMBIQUE MANUFACTURING

The Financial Sector Deepening – Moçambique (FSD Moç) and Monitor Deloitte are proud partners of this second edition of Investment Opportunities...

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EVALUATION OF BANKING AND NON-BANKING AGENT NETWORKS

This report presents the results of the evaluation study on bank and non-bank agents and the users of their services in Maputo City and Province.
The research outcomes shows that bank and non-bank agents operates in urban and rural areas, …

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CASE STUDY ON ALTERNATIVE SME FINANCE AND INFORMAL FINANCE

Financial Sector Deepening – Mozambique (FSDMoç̧) is a six-year (2014-2020) program that is funded by the UK Government’s Department for International Development and the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency. …

CASE STUDY ON LESSONS LEARNED AND ACHIEVEMENTS OF FSDMOÇ…

The Financial Sector Deepening, Moçambique (FSDMoç) is a six-year (2014-2020) programme funded by the UK International Development Agency (DFID) and Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA) whose mission is to identify …

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STUDY OF THE IMPACT OF COVID-19 ON BANK AND NON-BANK AGENTS

TechnoServe through its program WIN (Women in Business) and FSDMoç have joined efforts to conduct these study “Impact of COVID-19 of Bank and Non-Bank agents”

with the goal of informing financial services actors and mobile money…

Press Release

6TH EASTERN AND SOUTHERN AFRICA REGIONAL CONFERENCE ON INCLUSIVE INSURANCE

Will take place March 23rd to 25th 2021 the 6th Eastern and Southern Africa Regional Conference on Inclusive Insurance, the conference is part of a series of regional learning sessions aimed at contributing for the development of inclusive insurance markets in Africa. The 6th regional conference will be conducted virtually and is hosted by Association of Insurers…

FSDMOÇ LAUNCHES ITS ANNUAL PUBLICATION 2018/2019

The Financial Sector Deepening Mozambique (FSDMoç), a program funded by the UK Department for International Development (DFID) and the Swedish Department for International Development, will launch its Annual Publication “Towards Digital Inclusion to Build More Access, More Usage, More Interaction and Best Ecosystem “on May 22, 2019. Event Details ….

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MOZAMBIQUE FINTECH ANNUAL REPORT 2020

This Fintech Report is the first of its kind to be written in Mozambique in a collaboration between FSDMoç and the Mozambican Fintech Association.

Fintechs are companies, in most cases startups, that develop innovative technologies in the financial sector, creating disruptive services for the final consumer. In an industry strongly linked to systems, processes, paradigms and traditional brands, the multiplication and rise of these new players in the financial market means an unprecedented revolution.

In May 2018, in a partnership between Banco de Moçambique and FSDMOÇ, we registered the launch of the Regulatory Sandbox that very recently authorized the official operation, in the Mozambican market, of the first fintechs. It is a case of success in this journey and happens at a time when the 2nd edition of the Sandbox and the launch of the Innovation Hub are launched. It is expected to be a vibrant space and stage for genuine innovation with a primary focus on solving the problems of the most vulnerable strata.

Applications range from digital payment platforms / gateways, international transfer remittances, mobile wallets, payment aggregators, among others.

INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITIES IN MOZAMBIQUE – TOURISM EDITION

The Financial Sector Deepening – Moçambique (FSDMoç) and Monitor Deloitte are proud to collaborate to produce this third edition of Investment Opportunities in Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) in Mozambique, in the tourism Sector.
The objective of the joint Monitor Deloitte & FSD Moçambique publication is to exhibit investment opportunities in Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs), with the intention of reducing informal asymmetries thus promoting access to capital, growth opportunities and, above all, job creation

INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITIES IN MOZAMBIQUE AGRIBUSINESS EDITION

The Financial Sector Deepening – Moçambique and Monitor Deloitte are proud to partner to produce this first edition of Investment Opportunities in Mozambique.

The mission of the joint Monitor Deloitte – FSDMoçambique publication is to showcase investment opportunities in Small and Medium enterprises, with the aim of reducing informational assymetries thus promoting access to capital to unlock growth and employment opportunities.

This first edition focuses on agribusiness in a broad sense, including agricultural production and support services, food processing and forestry.

INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITIES IN MOZAMBIQUE MANUFACTURING EDITION

The Financial Sector Deepening – Moçambique (FSD Moç) and Monitor Deloitte are proud partners of this second edition of Investment Opportunities in Mozambique.
The mission of the joint Monitor Deloitte – FSD Moçambique publication is to showcase investment opportunities in Small and Medium enterprises, with the aim of reducing informational asymmetries thus promoting access to capital to unlock growth and employment opportunities.
This second edition focuses closely on the manufacturing in a broad sense, including the metals, chemicals, construction, industrial products and services, forestry, paper and packaging sub-sectors.

EVALUATION OF MOBILE MONEY UPTAKE – FSDMOÇ

The Financial Sector Deepening, Moçambique (FSDMoç) is a six-year programme funded by the UK International Development Agency (DFID) and Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA) whose mission is to identify and partner with key market stakeholders, offering targeted investments and insights to promote the financial sector to improve financial inclusion. FSDMoç partnered with M-Pesa Mozambique (2016 to 2018) to increase the uptake of the mobile money in the country and to reinforce M-Pesa’s on-going Pedro strategy to increase the number of current M-Pesa customers (users) and to accelerate uptake by 1 million more users via the use of promoters. FSDMoç commissioned an end- term evaluation to gauge the results achieved during the two-year partnership to:

  • Improve understanding on the use of mobile money.
  • Provide conclusions on opportunities and challenges in the mobile market system of Mozambique.
  • Provide details on the efficiency, effectiveness and sustainability of M-Pesa interventions in Mozambique.

THE ECOSYSTEM OF DIGITAL FINANCIAL SERVICES IN MOZAMBIQUE

This study addressed key dimensions required to develop the digital ecosystem in Mozambique. They refer to all stakeholders involved in the ecosystem including the companies, the regulators, development partners and Government.

It also provides an overview of enabling macro or environment factors such as the quality of business environment, degree of competitiveness in the economy and the innovation environment in the country.

LOCAL PROCUREMENT AND FINANCIAL ACCESS OPPORTUNITIES FOR SMES IN TETE PROVINCE

With specific reference to Tete Province, Mozambique, this study summarizes the experience of the mining and financial services sectors as they relate to small and medium enterprises (SMEs) and financial inclusion. It suggests actions to grow SME participation in the mining sector and regional economy, and to deepen financial inclusion around the opportunities created by the mining sector.

ACCESS TO FINANCE FOR WOMEN

The present analysis seeks to support FSDMoç in developing a targeted strategy addressing women’s financial inclusion at the macro, meso and micro levels. To achieve this, FSDMoç now wishes to ascertain the barriers at the each level as well as the opportunities that exist towards building a financial market in Mozambique that is inclusive of women in different income brackets, economic sectors and geographical regions of the country. Women are a cross cutting theme, where FSDMoç will advocate for a lens, in all of its investments and activities that draws attention to the inclusion of women in the financial sector.

EVALUATION OF BANKING AND NON-BANKING AGENT NETWORKS

EVALUATION OF BANKING AND NON-BANKING AGENT NETWORKS – MAPUTO CITY AND MAPUTO PROVINCE

This report presents the results of the evaluation study on bank and non-bank agents and the users of their services in Maputo City and Province.
The research outcomes shows that bank and non-bank agents operates in urban and rural areas, with a greater incidence in urban centers and in the places with the greatest concentration of people, where mainly informal commercial activities occur. The presence of non-bank agents is predominant when compared to bank agents, which is observed in both urban and rural areas in Maputo City and Province. The agents have been playing their role in the financial inclusion journey of the populations through the extension of the services of bank and non-bank financial service providers.

The study points out the need to define rates and benefits that are attractive to users and agents of banking and non-banking services, respectively. In addition to that, it’s important and urgent to create additional incentives to agents operating in rural areas, where the aim of increasing the financial inclusion rates is demanded.
This report of the agent evaluation study raises a set of challenges for the different actors to be highlighted such as: bank agents, non-bank agents, financial services regulators and financial services providers.

CASE STUDY ON ALTERNATIVE SME FINANCE AND INFORMAL FINANCE

Financial Sector Deepening – Mozambique (FSDMoç̧) is a six-year (2014-2020) program that is funded by the UK Government’s Department for International Development and the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency. The program focuses on addressing the financial market constraints and supporting the diversification to catalyze economic growth and resilience of the people in Mozambique.

FSDMoç̧ contracted MSC to assess FSDMoç’s project interventions in facilitating systemic change to enable SME finance and informal finance. From the assessment, MSC has developed this case study detailing some of the interventions that have been put in place by FSDMoç̧, the lessons learnt, insights, the impact of the intervention, and recommendations on how to create a more enabling environment for SME finance and informal finance in Mozambique.

CASE STUDY ON LESSONS LEARNED AND ACHIEVEMENTS OF FSDMOÇ PROGRAMME ON DIGITAL FINANCIAL SERVICES

The Financial Sector Deepening, Moçambique (FSDMoç) is a six-year (2014-2020) programme funded by the UK International Development Agency (DFID) and Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA) whose mission is to identify and partner with key market stakeholders, offering targeted investments and insights to promote the financial sector to improve financial inclusion.

The core objective of FSDMoç is to expand levels of financial inclusion by addressing constraints in the financial market, helping the diversification of Mozambique’s economy and bringing prosperity and economic resilience to Mozambique’s people.

FSDMoç, as a programme, is close to the end of its current tenure, following which it will transition into a special purpose vehicle to further advance the agenda of financial inclusion in Mozambique. Given this, this document serves to highlight the impact of FSDMoç on financial inclusion in Mozambique, through the lens of some of its programs and partnerships, as well as some of the key lessons learned from them.

STUDY OF THE IMPACT OF COVID-19 ON BANK AND NON-BANK AGENTS

TechnoServe through its program WIN (Women in Business) and FSDMoç have joined efforts to conduct these study “Impact of COVID-19 of Bank and Non-Bank agents” with the goal of informing financial services actors and mobile money operators (MNOs ) in Mozambique

i) on the impacts of COVID 19 on the agents in their networks and

ii) share potential solutions of how better to support them.

MOZAMBIQUE MOBILE ACCESS AND USAGE STUDY

Over the last decade, Mozambique has witnessed a transformative time in communications and mobile technology. In 2005, with 1.5 million mobile subscriptions, mobile phone use had already far outpaced landline connections. By 2015, subscriptions had skyrocketed to 20 million. This transformation in connectivity marks a fundamental shift in how people, government and businesses communicate with one another across the country. As an increasing number of users access mobile services across Mozambique, private and public actors alike are recognizing opportunities to apply mobile technology to accelerate development outcomes.

PRESENTATION OF RESULTS THE STUDY ON FINANCING SME’S AND OF THE CAPITAL MARKET DEVELOPMENT IN MOZAMBIQUE

The Financial Sector Deeping Mozambique (FSDMoç), in partnership with Banco BiG Moçambique, SA (Banco BiG), presented on Tuesday 11 December the results of the study “SME Finance and Market Development (Financing SMEs and Capital Market Development in Mozambique )”.

LEGAL FRAMEWORK OF PRIVATE EQUITY IN MOZAMBIQUE STUDY – AN OVERVIEW OF PRIVATE EQUITY IN SOUTHERN AFRICA

On 30th January 2018, FSDMoç launched the report on “Legal Framework of Private Equity in Mozambique study. The event was well attended with an estimation of 60 participants with regional guests from Namibia Ms. Kaunapaua Ndilula a Development Finance Specialist and the Managing Director of Business Financial Solutions (BFS) and Ms. Tanya van Lill the CEO of Southern African Venture Capital and Private Equity Association (SAVCA) and Ms. Shelley Lotz the Head of Regulatory Affairs, Southern African Venture Capital and Private Equity Association (SAVCA).

THE ECOSYSTEM OF DIGITAL FINANCIAL SERVICES IN MOZAMBIQUE

This study addressed key dimensions required to develop the digital ecosystem in Mozambique. They refer to all stakeholders involved in the ecosystem including the companies, the regulators, development partners and Government.

It also provides an overview of enabling macro or environment factors such as the quality of business environment, degree of competitiveness in the economy and the innovation environment in the country.

6TH EASTERN AND SOUTHERN AFRICA REGIONAL CONFERENCE ON INCLUSIVE INSURANCE

Will take place March 23rd to 25th 2021 the 6th Eastern and Southern Africa Regional Conference on Inclusive Insurance, the conference is part of a series of regional learning sessions aimed at contributing for the development of inclusive insurance markets in Africa. The 6th regional conference will be conducted virtually and is hosted by Association of Insurers of Mozambique (AMS), Instituto de Supervisão de Seguros de Moçambique (ISSM), Financial Sector Deepening Mozambique (FSDMoç) and Munich Re Foundation and supported by FinProbity Solutions.

This digital edition of the regional conference will be a combination of high-quality training and plenary sessions designed to share insights into inclusive insurance business models that are making it possible to access low-income market segments in Africa.

Topics such as the Landscape of Inclusive Insurance in Mozambique, Disaster risk financing and agricultural insurance, Bottomline and topline strategies for inclusive insurance business, Inclusive Health Insurance Solutions, Digital Solutions for Inclusive Insurance and Inclusive insurance market development and consumer education will be addressed during the conference.

FSDMOÇ LAUNCHES ITS ANNUAL PUBLICATION 2018/2019

The Financial Sector Deepening Mozambique (FSDMoç), a program funded by the UK Department for International Development (DFID) and the Swedish Department for International Development, will launch its Annual Publication “Towards Digital Inclusion to Build More Access, More Usage, More Interaction and Best Ecosystem “on May 22, 2019.

Event Details:

Date: Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Time: 07:30 – 11:00

Location: Zambezi Room, Radisson Blu Hotel, Av. Marginal No. 141 Maputo, Mozambique

In this event, the FSDMoç has as guest and keynote speaker Dr. Raliat Sunmonu, Senior Director, Africa Program Management with Accion’s Global Advisory who will share her experience on “Smart Disruption: Navigating the Opportunities and Risks of Technology Innovations in Financial Inclusion “

See below the press release.

PRESS RELEASE: LAUNCH – REGULATORY SANDBOX TO PROMOTE INNOVATION WITH “FINTECHS”

The Bank of Mozambique (BM) and the FSDMoç, today, May 17, in the city of Maputo, will launch the Sandbox Incubator project for financial technologies (FinTechs). The incubator is located in Maputo and is a point of excellence for creating conditions of interaction between the regulator (Central Bank) and FinTechs. The project also has the particularity of creating opportunities for development, testing and demonstration of products in a supervised environment, learning and dissemination of innovative ideas, with a special focus on financial technologies among the different actors of the National Financial Sector.

PRESENTATION OF RESULTS THE STUDY ON FINANCING SME’S AND OF THE CAPITAL MARKET DEVELOPMENT IN MOZAMBIQUE

The Financial Sector Deeping Mozambique (FSDMoç), in partnership with Banco BiG Moçambique, SA (Banco BiG), will present on Tuesday 11 December the results of the study “SME Finance and Market Development (Financing SMEs and Capital Market Development in Mozambique )”.

Event Details:

Date: December 11, 2018

Time: 7:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Location: Polana Serena Hotel

 SME Finance and Market Development was a study that resulted from a joint initiative of Banco BiG Moçambique, SA (“BiG”) and Financial Sector Deepening Mozambique (“FSDMoc”) with the objective of promoting alternative sources of financing and investment via the capital and stock exchanges in Mozambique. During the study the partners contacted a set of 110 Mozambican Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) to assess their potential interest in accessing sources of financing via the capital market and the level of compliance with listing requirements ( capital or debt) on the Mozambique Stock Exchange (“BVM”).

The event will be attended by personalities with extensive experience in the capital market. Mr. Michael Fuchs, FSD Africa adviser, Joel Rodrigues, CEO of Banco BiG, Aldo Tembe, CEO of Mozambique Previdente, Salim Valá, PCA of BVM, and Claire Mateus Zimba CEO of IPEME.

FINANCIAL INCLUSION WEEK 2018

The Financial Sector Deepening Mozambique – FSDMoç, a program funded by the United Kingdom Department for International Development (DFID) and the Swedish Department for International Development (SIDA) in partnership with the Financial Inclusion Center (CFI), will promote the Financial Inclusion Week (FIW), which will run from October 29 to November 2, 2018.

This is a week of global conversations about the most important steps for advancing financial inclusion. The Week of Financial Inclusion aims to build a momentum around how to address the most significant obstacles to financial inclusion through a week of global conversation. This year’s theme is “Getting Inclusion Right”.

During this week, each partner organization will hold meetings and promote conversations about what the community needs to do to get it right and strategic ways to promote that agenda in each context.

YOUNG MOZAMBICANS CREATE INNOVATIVE TECHNOLOGICAL SOLUTIONS TO PROMOTE THE USE OF AND ACCESS TO FINANCIAL SERVICES IN SADC

Young Mozambicans create innovative technological solutions to promote the use of and access to financial services in SADC

Creating innovative technological solutions to promote the use of and access to financial services in the Southern African region is a key challenge that unites young people from the member countries of the SADC region. To address this challenge the SADC Innovation Challenge was launched in February 2020 by FinMark Trust (FMT) to support the design of innovative technological solutions that promote the use of and access to financial services in the region. A series of events were undertaken from initial physical events, and later virtual bootcamps and training webinars, guided by key thematic challenges (financing for SMEs, women and savings, digital financial identity, and access to basic services).

In Mozambique, the Financial Sector Deepening Mozambique (FSDMoç) and ideaLab implemented the Innovation Challenge at national level, and have been driving the objectives and the training of participants – all to bring meaningful solutions to market. FSDMoç has been supporting various initiatives in the field of innovation for many years and were the forerunners to embrace this regional Innovation Challenge, especially as the themes brought up for the competition reflect the country’s biggest challenges, and FSDMoç see infinite potential in the solutions our young entrepreneurial players can bring to market. The implementation of these ideas can contribute greatly to mitigate social problems that affect a large part of the populations of the region.

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