Financial Inclusion

Founded by Graham Seel
Group founded 27 Apr 2015
Posts 78
Members 11
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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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Dearth in access to UK financial services intensifies

The digital current account provider Pockit has offered some telling new insight into the access to financial services debate by comparing the rate of bank branch closures with deprivation rates in En...

26 Jul 2019
Graham Seel

Can Savings Group to Bank Linkage Really Work? A Tale of Two Banks

There has been plenty of discussion in recent years about the effectiveness of linking informal Savings Groups with formal Financial Service Providers. Some people will tell you that they are very eff...

16 Jul 2019
Ron Delnevo

Payment Choice - Not Everybody's Cup of Tea?

I started scribing this article on July the 4th, so it is perhaps natural that my British mind turned to tea. However, my own brain had no room for thoughts about Boston. No. My Gray Matter was focuse...

10 Jul 2019
Sudhesh Giriyan

A fresh insight into the value of remittances

Remittance flows have increased significantly in recent decades as more people have moved overseas for work and are sending money home to support their families. International money transfers are a li...

01 Jul 2019
Retired Member

Blockchain and Its Positive Impact on the Lending Market

Blockchain has been around for a while now, and it’s already showing solid promise for the future of the financial market. But one segment of that market in particular seems to be getting affected in ...

05 Jun 2019
Jonathan Westley

Exploring the power of new data sources

Financial exclusion is a significant issue, particularly here in the UK. It results in many people finding it difficult it difficult to access basic banking services or facing severe restrictions on t...

29 Apr 2019
Ron Delnevo

The Cost of Cash......

I was very disappointed to see in the recent UK Access to Cash Review the headlined assertion that “cash is expensive”. Even if the figure of £5 Billion quoted in the Review as being the annual cost o...

29 Apr 2019
Retired Member

Four Creative Ways To Finance Your Industrial Tech Startup

Getting the finances together to start your own company or business can be very tricky. And, it’s likely your specialties lie in the technological side of the business, as supposed to stressing over t...

01 Feb 2019
Sudhesh Giriyan

New year; New outlook: Global remittances are expected to grow moderately in 2019

The remittance industry has consistently witnessed change. It is undergoing a paradigm shift from the traditional brick and mortar model of business to digitised methods of money transfer. Looking bac...

24 Jan 2019
Sam Goffman

You might have missed it: Constantinople hardfork new date and Dash anniversary

Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates are developing cryptocurrency, the volume of Bitcoin transactions has increased by 63% over the past ten months, and other news of the past days. Bitcoin fell...

21 Jan 2019
Retired Member

How to Leverage Technology to Boost the Performance of Your Company’s Financial Services

Financial services and modern tech go hand in hand, and that should be obvious to anyone who’s been paying close attention to either of the two fields. There’s a lot to gain from tightly integrating m...

17 Jan 2019
Khalid Chami

Unbanked People and How Remittance can Help Bring People to the Financial System in UAE

Dubai is a delight to the eyes and to the heart, I am sure you are nodding your head in agreement with what we have just asserted. Rich lifestyle is an attribute that is deeply entrenched in this city...

07 Nov 2018