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Letshego Namibia Welcomes João Bismarck as Customer Experience Manager

      In a financial industry where customer needs evolve and a seamless customer journey is paramount, Letshego Holdings Namibia is pleased to welcome João Bismarck as its new Customer Experience Manager. Bismarck is a dynamic individual who stays abreast of recent news and industry trends. He enjoys challenges that require creative thinking and constant stimulation. In his spare time, Bismarck likes to spend time with his closest friends […]

todayJuly 12, 2024 10

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Bank of Namibia launches industry kick-off for instant payment programme

          The Bank of Namibia recently hosted the industry kick-off for the Instant Payment Programme (IPP), a transformative initiative aimed at enhancing financial inclusion and accessibility across the country. Mr. Marsorry Ickua, Officer in Charge at the Bank of Namibia, officiated at the event, highlighting the IPP’s commitment to inclusivity. The Instant Payment Solution is designed to be accessible on any device, including non-smartphones, ensuring that […]

todayJuly 1, 2024 15

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Bank of Namibia hosts public lecture on financial inclusion in rural areas

      The Governor of the Bank of Namibia, Mr. Johannes !Gawaxab, delivered a public lecture at the Namibia University of Science and Technology (NUST) in Eenhana, Ohangwena region. The lecture, under the theme "Unlocking Opportunities for Rural and Informal Sector Development through Financial Inclusion," highlighted the critical role of financial inclusion in transforming Namibia's rural economy. In his address, the Governor drew lessons from the Bank's 2023 Annual […]

todayMay 31, 2024 8

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NAMFISA to host third edition of the Fintech Square in Windhoek

  The Namibia Financial Institutions Supervisory Authority (NAMFISA) is proud to host the third edition of the FinTech Square event scheduled for 30 and 31 May 2024 under the theme FinTech  Unleashed: Showcasing Innovation at the Square.  FinTech Square, known as the NAMFISA Innovation Station, is a platform designed to explore the world of Financial Technology (FinTech) within the Namibian Non-Banking Financial Institutions (NBFI) sector. It connects NAMFISA with innovators, consumers, industry […]

todayMay 29, 2024 15

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Namfisa to host 2024 Sub-Saharan insurance regulators

Namibia will host insurance regulators from across Africa for the 2024 International Association of Insurance Supervisors Sub-Saharan Regional Seminar, to be held in Windhoek from 27 to 31 May 2024. With the overarching goal of advancing sustainability, inclusivity, and resilience in the insurance industry, the seminar will focus on capacity building and will also delve into various gaps that hinder the progress and sustainability of the insurance industry. These include […]

todayMay 14, 2024 25

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Bank of Namibia launches the instant payment project to enhance financial inclusion.

    The Bank of Namibia today officially launched the Instant Payment Project, a pioneering initiative set to revolutionize financial services across Namibia. With a targeted official launch year of 2025, the project aims to significantly broaden financial inclusion by providing essential and affordable financial services to all whilst focusing on the rural and informal sectors which face logistical and financial challenges in accessing conventional banking services. In 2023, the […]

todayApril 26, 2024 25

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Bank of Namibia strengthens collaboration with central banks in the region

    The governor of the Bank of Namibia, Mr. Johannes !Gawaxab, recently embarked on a diplomatic visit to foster enhanced collaboration and cooperation with central banks in the region. Accompanied by a technical team from the bank’s financial markets, strategy, projects & transformation, research, and international relations departments, the governor visited the Bank of Ghana, the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe, and the Bank of Botswana at the end of […]

todayApril 24, 2024 4

World

Development finance: how it works, where it goes, why it’s needed

      By Abdul Latif Alhassan, University of Cape Town and Bomikazi Zeka, University of Canberra   Development finance is the invisible glue that connects public and private financing for projects that have social, economic and environmental outcomes. These include improved infrastructure, better waste management and sanitation, financial inclusion, clean energy and sustainable agriculture. The goal of development finance is to create positive social, economic or environmental outcomes through […]

todayApril 17, 2024 32

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Governor! Gawaxab champions economic resilience and financial innovation at 2024 Cirrus investor conference

  The Bank of Namibia, participated in the 5th edition of the Cirrus Investor Conference. Taking place in Swakopmund between 9-10 April 2024, the conference drew development finance institutions, institutional asset managers, listed companies, state-owned enterprises, and Government Ministries, offices and agencies together to connect Namibian securities issuers and potential issuers, with investors from around the world. Speaking at the event, the Governor of the Bank, Mr. Johannes !Gawaxab provided […]

todayApril 10, 2024 3

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