Financial sector strategy
Mauritian bank seeks cross-border banking strategy
Genesis partnered with a Mauritian bank aiming to use its strengths, and the country’s position as an international financial centre, to provide a variety of solutions for the continent’s financial institutions, corporates and affluent customers.
Analysis maps Kenyan insurance sector for pan-African firm
Genesis was retained by a pan-African insurance company operating in Kenya to conduct a competitor and market intelligence exercise. This engagement followed on from a strategy refresh exercise that Genesis facilitated for the same company a year earlier.
Tapping into the MSME finance opportunity in Uganda
In a bid to understand the factors that constrain MSME finance in Uganda, the IFC commissioned Genesis to do a study of the general MSME landscape in the country, encompassing an analysis of the demand and supply-side of the MSME finance market.
Inaugural strategy to boost Kenyan home ownership
the National Treasury of Kenya commissioned Genesis to develop the inaugural 2020-2024 strategic plan for the Kenya Mortgage Refinance Company, which was established as a non-deposit-taking financial institution to provide long-term funds to primary mortgage lenders.
Probe on purchase of crossborder digital payment provider
A Pan-African bank commissioned Genesis to assess the revenue potential of the purchase of digital payment provider, with the intention of streamlining crossborder remittance payments both across its own customer base and for non-customers.
Addressing food security in a global pandemic
Genesis Analytics, through the support of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF), advised the Solidarity Fund on if, and how, it could support a sustainable food production intervention that addressed the persistent experience of hunger by the most vulnerable households in South Africa (which has been aggravated by COVID-19).
Strategy for mobile-wallet partnership opportunities in Africa
Genesis Analytics was commissioned by a global card association to conduct a mobile-wallet partnership opportunity assessment across five countries, Ghana, Senegal, Madagascar, Cote d’Ivoire and Mauritius. This entailed assessing and mapping the payment landscape in each country and identifying key payment opportunities in the mobile money, card and digital payments space.
Cloud-based solutions could reduce banking costs in Africa
Genesis Analytics and Orange Business Services (OBS), with the support of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, published a research report on Cloud Banking in Africa: The Regulatory Opportunity, which explores the potential for cloud computing to reduce the cost of technology for banks.
Vision and strategy for Kenya’s National Payment System
Genesis was engaged by the Financial Sector Deepening Trust (FSD) Kenya, on behalf of the Central Bank of Kenya (CBK), to perform a market analysis of the payments landscape in Kenya, and thereafter develop a 10-year vision and five-year strategy for the National Payment System (NPS).
Socio-economic impact of debt forgiveness Bill
Genesis was appointed by the dti (on behalf of Parliament) to undertake an independent socio-economic impact assessment of the National Credit Amendment Bill 2018, a separate debt review regulatory regime and process for a defined lower-income segment, called debt intervention.
First comprehensive mapping of South African fintechs for national treasury
To enable the growth of the fintech sector while minimising risk and protecting consumers, the National Treasury, in partnership with The World Bank Group, commissioned Genesis to conduct the first full market diagnostic and sizing of the local fintech sector.
A winning strategy for deepening financial markets in Uganda
Genesis Analytics have been working with Financial Sector Deepening (FSD) Trusts on a number of projects. FDS commissioned Genesis first to re-invigorate their approach to facilitating financial-sector deepening in Uganda. We then helped FSDU develop a refreshed strategy for the next three years and then assisted them with a critical part of strategy execution related to fundraising.
Due diligence on third-party payment processor deal
Genesis helped fill an information gap for an international private equity firm when it conducted a commercial due diligence assessment of a third-party payment processor (TPPP) in South Africa whose main business was processing insurance-premium payments.
Helping South African bank to keep up with digital innovation
Genesis engaged with a large South African bank to create and maintain a market insights capability that would enable it to develop internal points of view on developments in the payments sector, allowing the bank to respond with appropriate short-term and medium-term strategies.
Balancing innovation with regulation to grow SA financial services
Genesis partnered with the Centre of Excellence in Financial Services to understand which policy and regulatory approaches best suit the South African financial sector in managing the balancing act of preserving the country's sound financial system, while enabling fintech innovation that promotes improved access to finance and growth in the sector.
Finding a channel sweet spot for a Nigerian bank
Genesis was commissioned by a Nigerian bank to conduct a channel optimisation study, which involved an analysis of 65 million transactions across the bank’s customer base. This took into account global trends in channel usage, cost and best-practice channel optimisation, and considered the relevance of these international trends within the context of the Nigerian market.
Genesis strategises transition to a full-service bank
Genesis was commissioned by a Ghanaian finance house to develop a financial model that could be used to inform its transition from a non-bank financial institution into a full-service bank, while remaining aligned with its strategic objectives.
Strategy update to take Pan-African bank to 2020
Following on a previous project to develop medium-term strategy for a major Pan-African financial services institution based in Botswana, Genesis was recommissioned to evaluate the bank’s progress and develop a strategy to take it through to 2020.
New costing model for top-tier SA bank
A top-tier South African bank, under increasing cost pressure, needed to relook at the costs of its shared services and allocation methodology. The Genesis team developed a revised cost recovery model that the bank will be implementing in the new financial year.
Strategy for financial inclusion unit of Ghanaian bank
Our assignment was to assist a leading Ghanaian bank's Financial Inclusion Unit (FIU) to deliver on its overarching goal of having five million active accounts by 2018, and to identify ‘capability’ gaps that could potentially be supported by FSD Africa. The analysis involved a market opportunity analysis and internal capability assessment.