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The year 2020 has taught a lot to the financial sector and financial institutions. One of the biggest and the major lesson that the financial institutions has learnt in the year 2020 is the importance of the Digital platforms in execution of their activities. Due to the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic many of the activities that involves physical meetings were banned as part of precaution against the spread of the pandemic Covid-19.
The Parliament of the United Republic of Tanzania passed the Microfinance Act of 2018 in November 2018 so as to implement the requirements of the Microfinance policy of 2017. Section 12 of the Microfinance Act gives mandate to the Bank of Tanzania (BOT) to register, supervise and regulate the businesses of microfinance service providers in Tanzania mainland.
In a competitive setup, by definition, many firms contend for a limited market share. In the financial sector, in particular, competition greatly affects consumers’ wealth and financial soundness of banks (Bikker and Bos, 2005). The competition also affects the quality and diversity of products and productive efficiency of financial institutions (Claessens and Laeven, 2005). In the globalized microfinance industry, where competition has become increasingly severe, especially among the MFIs in Tanzania and East Africa at large.
Tanzania has recently announced its National Budget of the financial year 2020/21 with which it touches many areas whereas the financial sector is not an exception of the course. The budget that gives and shows the roadmap of the financial sector in the financial year 2020/21.