Financial Capability in Ethiopia: A Case Study of Addis Ababa City

Miheretu Kebede Lemu


This study investigates financial knowledge, behavior and attitude of individuals to gauge how the financial market evaluates an individual's financial capability and financial decision making. Higher financial knowledge increases the entry into sophisticated financial contracts and the understanding of contemporary featured new financial products as well as good financial decision making. Financial behavior also enhances the financial decision making of those individuals as well as the relationship between individuals and their behavior towards saving, investment, cash and credit. These effects are intensified by individuals' financial behavior, the level of relationship with investments, savings and the use of credit. This study found out that a deeper acquaintance of individuals on financial knowledge, attitude and behaviour results in positive consequences on their relations with financial service providers and in turn promotes to financial capability.

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