Financial Sector Overview

At a Glance

Source
Population in thousands (2017): 2,233.34
GDP per capita (current US$) 2017 - World Average 10,721.61: 1,154.44
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: 0.15
Mortgage Interest Rate / Mortgage Term (years): 11.87% | 20

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Jan 30, 2019 | All Africa
M-Pesa subscribers outside Kenya expanded by 227,000 in three months to hit 13.4 million at the end of December, Vodacom Group Limited has said,…
Jun 01, 2018 | Forum on China-Africa Cooperation; All Africa
The Chinese yuan comes under the spotlight Tuesday and Wednesday when 17 top central bank and government officials from 14 countries in eastern and…

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Jul 31, 2018 | FinMark Trust | FinMark Trust
Jun 14, 2017 | S. Truen, W. Jitsing, K. Kgaphola et al. | FinMark Trust
May 31, 2017 | A.B. Fanta, K. Mutsonziwa, B. Berkowitz et al. | FinMark Trust
Apr 30, 2017 | A.B. Fanta, K. Mutsonziwa, B. Berkowitz et al. | FinMark Trust
Dec 31, 2016 | Eighty20 | FinMark Trust