Welcome to FinScope
FinScope, a FinMark Trust initiative, is a nationally representative study of consumers' perceptions on financial services and issues, which creates insight to how consumers source their income and manage their financial lives. The sample covers the entire adult population, rich and poor, urban and rural, in order to create a segmentation, or continuum, of the entire market and to lend perspective to the various market segments.
FinScope explores consumers' usage of informal as well as formal products and builds a picture of the role that the informal sector can play in the financial markets of developing countries. Since FinScope is a perceptual study, it also encompasses attitudes, behaviours, quality of life factors and consumption patterns.
FinMark Trust was established in March 2002 and is funded primarily by UKaid from the United Kingdom's Department for International Development (DFID) through its Southern Africa office. FinMark Trust is an independent trust, whose objective is "Making financial markets work for the poor".