Ghana Market Profile

August 27, 2015 - 6:11pm from Microfinance a Working Solution to Global Poverty
This fall, we are exploring eduction around the world. Through a careful study of the Ahobrase Academy in Ghana, we are studying how investing in education transforms the lives of students, families and entire communities. Join us.  I can't believe we are already in the back to school season. As the kids in my neighborhood gather their supplies, pack their backpacks and prepare for another year of learning, I can't help but remember my own education. I remember tough ...
August 27, 2015 - 6:11pm from Microfinance a Working Solution to Global Poverty
This fall, we are exploring eduction around the world. Through a careful study of the Ahobrase Academy in Ghana, we are studying how investing in education transforms the lives of students, families and entire communities. Join us.  I can't believe we are already in the back to school season. As the kids in my neighborhood gather their supplies, pack their backpacks and prepare for another year of learning, I can't help but remember my own education. I remember tough ...
August 26, 2015 - 6:12pm from Google news - microfinance
GhanaWeb
August 24, 2015 - 10:05am from Google news - microfinance
Starr 103.5 FM
August 24, 2015 - 9:51am from Google news - microfinance
Starr 103.5 FM
August 21, 2015 - 9:52pm from Google news - microfinance
Ghana Business News
August 20, 2015 - 1:28pm from Microfinance a Working Solution to Global Poverty
While we appreciate sweet treats and caffeine here at home, coffee and chocolate are changing lives around the world! Coffee and cocoa are critical food crops that are empowering Africa to feed itself. In fact, in the first half of 2015, Opportunity disbursed 7,030 loans to coffee and cocoa farmers in Uganda and Ghana alone - and this number continues to grow as Opportunity helps more small-scale farmers harness their full potential. But what does this look like for farmers and their ...
August 20, 2015 - 1:28pm from Microfinance a Working Solution to Global Poverty
While we appreciate sweet treats and caffeine here at home, coffee and chocolate are changing lives around the world! Coffee and cocoa are critical food crops that are empowering Africa to feed itself. In fact, in the first half of 2015, Opportunity disbursed 7,030 loans to coffee and cocoa farmers in Uganda and Ghana alone - and this number continues to grow as Opportunity helps more small-scale farmers harness their full potential. But what does this look like for farmers and their ...
August 14, 2015 - 1:38am from Google news - microfinance
Graphic Online
July 31, 2015 - 7:14am from Google news - microfinance
MICROCAPITAL BRIEF: Bank of Ghana Doubles Minimum Capital Requirement for ...MicroCapitalBoG uses monetary and fiscal ...
July 31, 2015 - 7:14am from MicroCapital
The Bank of Ghana (BoG), which serves as the country’s central bank and is mandated to license, regulate and supervise financial institutions, reportedly announced that it has revised the minimum capital requirement for microfinance institutions (MFIs) from GHS 1 million (approximately USD 305,000) to GHS 2 million (approximately USD 610,000).Deposit-taking MFIs are required to comply with the new regulation by June 2018 while the deadline for non-deposit taking MFIs is December 2018. The ...
July 23, 2015 - 12:32pm from Google news - microfinance
Ghana Broadcasting Corporation
July 21, 2015 - 4:42am from Google news - microfinance
Some Micro-finance Companies Duping Ghanaians Big TimeGhanaWebMicro finance companies are being established almost on a daily basis in Ghana. There are ...
July 21, 2015 - 1:05am from MicroCapital
The Insurance Regulatory Authority of Uganda (IRA) recently urged insurance companies in the country to work with microfinance institutions (MFIs) to develop and promote microinsurance products. In an effort to assist in the creation of a market for microinsurance, the government’s new regulations require that microinsurance firms have minimum capital totaling UGX 100 million (USD 30,000) instead of the usual requirement of UGX 3 billion (USD 900,000) for life insurance companies and UGX ...
July 20, 2015 - 1:40pm from Microfinance a Working Solution to Global Poverty
This article, written by Richard Leftly of MicroEnsure, originally appeared on gsma.com as part of their series on mobile insurance.  Mobile insurance has established itself as one of the fastest-growing business models in mobile financial services in emerging markets.  Although MicroEnsure did not invent mobile insurance, many of the ...
July 20, 2015 - 1:40pm from Microfinance a Working Solution to Global Poverty
This article, written by Richard Leftly of MicroEnsure, originally appeared on gsma.com as part of their series on mobile insurance.  Mobile insurance has established itself as one of the fastest-growing business models in mobile financial services in emerging markets.  Although MicroEnsure did not invent mobile insurance, many of the ...
July 20, 2015 - 1:37pm from CGAP Microfinance Blog
July 20, 2015 - 1:37pm from CGAP Microfinance Blog
With strong fundamentals and one of the earliest sets of regulations for branchless banking in the region, Ghana was initially expected to lead the charge on digital financial services (DFS) in West Africa. Until recently, however, those efforts had decidedly mixed results and the attention of market watchers largely turned elsewhere. But Ghana has been quietly setting the stage for a comeback and looks increasingly poised to assert its regional leadership at last.
July 13, 2015 - 5:38am from Google news - microfinance
Microfinance company holds health walkGhanaWebThe Christian Community Microfinance Limited (CCML) has organised a health and fitness walk in Accra. ...
July 9, 2015 - 5:39pm from MicroCapital
The Bank of Ghana (BoG), the country’s central bank, recently rejected an appeal by the customers of the Ghana-based savings and microfinance company DKM Diamond Micro-Finance Limited (DKM) who had requested their cash deposits and matured investments with DKM to be paid out. BoG rejected the appeal due to the investigation into DKM’s practices being pending. BoG argued that it had to establish whether the MFI had violated the Ghanaian banking act before it allowed access to funds held by ...