Commercial Relationships Between Savings Groups and Financial Service Providers: Considerations in Developing a Business Model for Linkages

Overview of challenges and opportunities FSPs face when forming relationships with Savings Groups

Through a series of in-person workshops, virtual meetings and a public webinar, the SEEP Network Peer Learning Group (PLG) explored the different mechanisms, or "bridges" that can be used to provide formal financial services to Savings Groups. This learning brief outlines the lessons learned by PLG participants, who represent several different types of institutions, all focused on how to best establish beneficial commercial relationships between Savings Groups and financial service providers(FSPs).

By studying the experience of the PLG and its members outlined in this report, other institutions seeking to establish commercial relationships between Savings Groups and FSPs should find sound advice and guidance.

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