21 January 2018

Financial Inclusion

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Graham SeelBankTech Consulting - Concord

Linking Savings Groups to the Formal Financial Sector

13 January 2018  |  2657 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

Financial Inclusion efforts for the world’s poorest people have particularly focused on urban areas, and have had some success. But there is a tremendous relatively untapped opportunity for the formal financial sector to extend their reach to the rural poor. Millions people have joined informal savings groups in 75+ countries, with estimates r...

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Sudhesh GiriyanXpress Money - Dubai

Mobile money holds the key to financial inclusion

05 December 2017  |  6362 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

Following the meteoric rise of Bitcoin, which recently skyrocketed in value past $11,000, it’s clear that advancements in the fintech industry are changing the monetary landscape as we know it. Whether through a cryptocurrency or other emerging technology, such as mobile money and blockchain, physical cash is being replaced by digital alternatives...

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Stacey Small
Stacey SmallThe Glue - Leigh on Sea

Innovation - A new world for banking or A new bank for the world?

01 November 2017  |  3151 views  |  1 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

The word innovate was first recorded in 1540. Somewhat surprising, to hear people banging on about it like it’s a revolution. What does innovation mean? And is innovation really ‘a new world for banki...

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Shivasankari Bhuvaneswaran
Shivasankari BhuvaneswaranHabile Technologies - Chennai

How Mobility is transforming the Lending Sector

10 August 2017  |  4817 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

If someone told us a decade ago, how mobility is gonna make sweeping changes in every aspect of our life, we would have scoffed. But look at us today, mobile phone and technology have become an integr...

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Martin Ruda
Martin RudaTall Group - Runcorn

INDUSTRY’S VISION AND EXPERTISE WILL ENSURE SUCCESS OF THE NEW IMAGE CLEARING SYSTEM

30 June 2017  |  5781 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

When about thirty of the great and the good from the banking sector in Dublin and Belfast come together to talk cheques, cheque clearing and how to stay one step ahead of the fraudsters, there must be...

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Michael Pearson
Michael PearsonClarus Investments - LONDON

The Impact of M-PESA on Bank Performance in Kenya

18 April 2017  |  7596 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

M-PESA in Kenya is widely regarded as an outstanding success in mobile money. The service has around 17m active customers and in 2016 generated about $400m in revenue for Safaricom, its parent company...

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Shriyanka Hore
Shriyanka HoreIBM - Mumbai

Driving Financial Inclusion through India Post

21 March 2017  |  4954 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

Any institution that works to establish financial inclusion takes on the role of becoming a emissary of trust - trust in the economy . To establish the first level of trust for the unbanked is one of...

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Saurabha Sahu
Saurabha SahuMindtree - Bangalore

Blockchain: Unravel the Unrevealed

06 January 2017  |  7456 views  |  2 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

Introduction Self-awareness is always beneficial in both the scenarios: business and life. The more you know about yourself, the better you are at adapting and preparing for changes. Blockchain is no ...

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Vinod Sharma
Vinod SharmaEconet Wireless Zimbabwe - Harare

FinClusion to Balance Gender Gap

29 November 2016  |  3406 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

Abstract – Focus around financial inclusion or in my language “Finclusion”. In a recent study it was discovered half of the world’s population, lag behind in access and usage of financial products and...

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Graham Seel
Graham SeelBankTech Consulting - Concord

Blockchain For Financial Inclusion

26 May 2016  |  9229 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

Like any new technology, blockchain is morally neutral. It can be used to decrease costs and inflate bank profits. It can be used to expand the reach of financial services to the world’s poorest peo

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The financial services industry has much to contribute to the UN and World Bank goal of full financial inclusion by 2020. This group will focus on industry contributions, ideas, barriers and enablers.
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