Chinese Fintech’s “New Normal”: What Does It Mean?

The past two decades have seen China ascend as a fintech powerhouse, fueling much of the country’s
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Rwanda: Land of 1,000 Digital Contradictions

Small, mountainous and land-locked, Rwanda’s rugged topology subtly influences all facets of life for its almost 13
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Cryptocurrency: At A Regulatory Crossroads

After months of skyrocketing values, the past month saw a precipitous drop in cryptocurrency prices, with the value
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Has Ethiopia's Digital Finance Moment Finally Come?

May has marked some exciting milestones for Ethiopia and its digital ecosystem, which has piqued the interest of
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Fintech’s Cybersecurity Soft Spot: Vendors

Recent cyberattacks on IT resources firm Solar Winds and energy supplier Colonial Pipeline may look like they have
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COVID’s G2P Revolution: Togo as a Case Study

Effective targeting is critical for government programs as well as market penetration strategies to succeed — a challenge exacerbated
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Is Gig Work Financially Sustainable?

The lack of stable income from single, easily verifiable sources makes it difficult for gig workers to access
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Emerging Market BNPL: An Opportunity for Growth and Inclusion

As retailers continue to explore ways to incentivize customers to purchase more online, and as fintech providers look
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Can Climate Fintech Lift Emerging Economies?

Climate fintech is being leveraged to help countries reach global net carbon neutrality by 2060, but its impact
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Beyond the Last Mile: Reconsidering “Rurality”

For far too long, the imaginary divide between rural and urban has proven more of a hindrance than
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Will Vaccine Passports Exclude or Enable?

A vaccination clinic in the working class neighborhood of Neve Sha’anan in south Tel Aviv is not
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Data, Diversify, Distribute: Emerging Optimization Models

2020 brought with it a 12.7 percent increase in the number of registered mobile money accounts, bringing
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Can Personality Predict Loan Performance?

Know Your Customer — often abbreviated as KYC — is such an important part of success in digital finance that
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PayPal’s Indian Exit and Chinese Entry: Why?

PayPal recently became the first foreign fintech to acquire a coveted domestic operations license in China, the biggest
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Islamic Fintech: An Ethical Financial Inclusion Proposition

Islamic fintech signifies far more than technological updates to traditional Islamic finance. The industry is grounded by traditional
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Is Covid the “Big Bang” of Digital Payments?

As we enter the second year of the Covid pandemic, headlines are still dominated by the global transition
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There and Back Again: A Nigerien Remittance Tale

While showing signs of maturity, consolidation in the remittance industry has only just begun, and there remain enormous
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Auto Fintech: Driving the Smart Vehicle into Uncharted Territory

The rapid onset of connected autonomous, shared and electric vehicles is ushering a new digital age in the
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Have the Stars Finally Aligned for Middle Eastern Fintech?

The story of digital technology adoption over the last year in simplest terms is essentially the same everywhere:
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Pandemic-Proof? Revisiting Remittance Rails

Succeeding in the money transfer industry is no mean feat, and requires mastering the ins and outs of
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Minding the DFS Gender Gap: Battling Social Norms to Level the Playing Field

Last week, Mondato hosted a webinar focused on the digital financial services (DFS) gender gap, as part of
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EdTech Takes Over: COVID-19 Spurs a Digital Transformation of Education

As the pandemic forced school shutdowns around the world, digital solutions entered centerstage to support a sudden shift
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Innovations in Insurtech: Observing Fintech’s Path While Forging Its Own

Insurtech is sometimes the forgotten child of the fintech revolution. Facing stiff regulations borne of an obsolete era,
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All Aboard: Why Every Bank Needs Omnichannel

Consumer banking is sometimes seen as a zero-sum game. As banking goes ever-more digital, it’s perhaps natural
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