Welcome to the Centre for Financial Regulation and Inclusion (Cenfri)

Cenfri is an independent think tank based in Cape Town. Our mission is to support financial inclusion and financial sector development through facilitating better regulation and market provision of financial services. We do this by conducting research, providing advice and developing capacity building programmes for regulators, donors, financial service providers and other parties operating in the low-income market. In collaboration with key partners and funders we actively engage across Africa, Latin America and Asia.

 

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Cenfri participates in the 13th International Microinsurance Conference
Cenfri participates in the 13th International Microinsurance Conference Does microinsurance matter for development? Can insurance strengthen resilience and improve value chains? Is the latest wave of innovation in microinsurance meeting consumer needs? Can tech, data and analytics shape the future of microinsurance? Is there life after mobile? Can index insurance be scaled up?   These are only a few of the questions that will be discussed at the…
Database Launched: Behavioural Interventions for Financial Service
Database Launched: Behavioural Interventions for Financial Service The i2i Facility - established by Cenfri and FinMark Trust - has developed a database highlighting rigorous behavioural science studies relating to people’s decisions to take-up or use financial products.   It explores some of the ways in which behavioural interventions has been used to influence financial decision-making. The database includes behavioural studies where: Rigorous research (RCT, lab or field experiment) was undertaken…
Cenfri hosts Regulating for Innovation webinar
Cenfri hosts Regulating for Innovation webinar Cenfri hosts a webinar on Regulating for Innovation at 14:00 (GMT+2) on 23rd October 2017 to key market facilitators within the financial sector.   For regulators, the dual implications of innovation make it a critically important but challenging topic to address. Regulators with a mandate to encourage market development and sectoral growth are obliged to encourage innovative providers and products…
Cenfri participates in 7th Insurance Distribution Conference
Cenfri participates in 7th Insurance Distribution Conference Insurtech influence across emerging markets at the Cover conference in Cape Town on 1 September 2017.   The business of microinsurance is hard. Microinsurance delivery has proven to be nearly impossible, and the challenges that insurers are facing are different from those experienced in the traditional insurance business in developed economies. Such challenges include:   imperfect or inadequate knowledge of the…
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    Welcome to the Centre for Financial Regulation and Inclusion (Cenfri)

    Cenfri is an independent think tank based in Cape Town. Our mission is to support financial inclusion and financial sector development through facilitating better regulation and market provision of financial services. We do this by conducting research, providing advice and developing capacity building programmes for regulators, donors, financial service providers and other parties operating in the low-income market. In collaboration with key partners and funders we actively engage across Africa, Latin America and Asia.

     

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    Cenfri participates in the 13th International Microinsurance Conference
    Cenfri participates in the 13th International Microinsurance Conference Does microinsurance matter for development? Can insurance strengthen resilience and improve value chains? Is the latest wave of innovation in microinsurance meeting consumer needs? Can tech, data and analytics shape the future of microinsurance? Is there life after mobile? Can index insurance be scaled up?   These are only a few of the questions that will be discussed at the…
    Database Launched: Behavioural Interventions for Financial Service
    Database Launched: Behavioural Interventions for Financial Service The i2i Facility - established by Cenfri and FinMark Trust - has developed a database highlighting rigorous behavioural science studies relating to people’s decisions to take-up or use financial products.   It explores some of the ways in which behavioural interventions has been used to influence financial decision-making. The database includes behavioural studies where: Rigorous research (RCT, lab or field experiment) was undertaken…
    Cenfri hosts Regulating for Innovation webinar
    Cenfri hosts Regulating for Innovation webinar Cenfri hosts a webinar on Regulating for Innovation at 14:00 (GMT+2) on 23rd October 2017 to key market facilitators within the financial sector.   For regulators, the dual implications of innovation make it a critically important but challenging topic to address. Regulators with a mandate to encourage market development and sectoral growth are obliged to encourage innovative providers and products…
    Cenfri participates in 7th Insurance Distribution Conference
    Cenfri participates in 7th Insurance Distribution Conference Insurtech influence across emerging markets at the Cover conference in Cape Town on 1 September 2017.   The business of microinsurance is hard. Microinsurance delivery has proven to be nearly impossible, and the challenges that insurers are facing are different from those experienced in the traditional insurance business in developed economies. Such challenges include:   imperfect or inadequate knowledge of the…
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