Linkage Banking in Uganda
This report is of a study on linkage banking, commissioned by FSD Uganda to enhance understanding of relationships between Savings and Lending Groups (SLGs) and Financial Services Providers (FSPs). The report highlights both demand and supply sides of linkage banking which possesses benefits and challenges in their structure and implementation, hence a need to understand the various models applicable as well as models that provide the highest benefits to both informal groups and formal financial institutions. In order to better understand and respond to the demand for linkage between SGs and formal FSPs, and also to understand the relationships between Savings and Lending Groups (SLGs) and Financial Services Providers (FSPs). FSD Uganda collaborated with Financial Sector Deepening Zambia (FSDZ) and commissioned a study of linkage banking in Uganda.