Vietnamese Fintech: Sprinting Before Walking?

In a region that stands out for fintech acceleration, Vietnam stands out. With a sizable, young and tech
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Will Informal Savings Groups Survive Inflation?

The crucial importance of savings groups to protect vulnerable and underserved groups in times of economic shock was
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Not All Fintechs Will Weather The Current Shock — And That’s A Good Thing

Fintech may be among the worst-hit sectors amidst the recent market downturn, but that says nothing of the
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Can e-Health Scale in Africa?

Two years after the start of the pandemic, a groundswell of healthcare electrification and digitization investments is preparing
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Mondato Summit Africa 2022: Key Themes and Takeaways

After a two-year hiatus, Mondato welcomed executives, entrepreneurs, experts and public sector leaders in Maputo, Mozambique this week
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The Disabled Face AI-Driven Exclusion — Despite Huge Market Potential

The disability community, despite possessing over $1.2 trillion in annual disposable income, remains highly unbanked and underbanked
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What M-Pesa and Apple’s Empires Say About Platform Economies

At first glance, comparing Apple to M-Pesa might seem like comparing apples to oranges (certainly no pun intended)
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Blockchain Reaches Adolescence

Long associated with cryptocurrencies, blockchain technology has come to earn a degree of skepticism among investors, regulators and
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Femtech: A Kaleidoscope Of Opportunities And Vision

With an estimated potential market size of about $50 billion by 2025, femtech is only just hitting its
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Greece: The Digitization of an Economy Left Behind

Greece has yet to recover from its economic crisis wrought in late 2009, with profound implications on the
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Will The Metaverse Transform Fintech As We Know It?

Crypto enthusiasts and Mark Zuckerberg have one thing in common: they love the metaverse. Their vision for the
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Central Bank Digital Currencies: What Are They Good For?

Two years after the Bahamas became the first country to roll out a digital currency issued by its
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Digitizing SACCOs: Opportunities And Risks

Savings and Credit Cooperative Organizations (SACCOs) across Africa are digitizing rapidly. From the use of digital core banking
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Fintech’s Pivotal Role In Sanction Regimes

Never before has a country so large and economically important as Russia faced such potentially dramatic exclusion from
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Smartphones In Africa: Reaching An Inflection Point?

If Africa leapfrogged landline telephony into the mobile era, it has only shuffled towards the smartphone era. Yet
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Out Of The Shadows: How B2Bs Are Reaching Informal Sectors

The informal economy is a dynamic yet inefficient ecosystem consisting of laborers, small businesses and gig workers, comprising
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Instant Payments: A Key To Financial Inclusion?

Instant payments, or real-time payments, are the future. Instant payments have considerably accelerated during the pandemic, driven by
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Bridging the Digital Divide: A DRC Deep Dive

The global pandemic has accelerated digitization — particularly in the way the world transacts. But despite the boost in
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Live Commerce: Is Culture A Deal-Breaker?

From mobile payment technology to super apps, China long ago leapfrogged the world in fintech innovations. Ecommerce is
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Fintech 2022: A Retrospective And A Preview

In 2021, as the world experienced its second year of the COVID pandemic — and the rapid acceleration of
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Australia’s Digital Economy: On The Precipice Of Transformation?

Buoyed by industry-leading initiatives like a rails-unifying New Payments Platform, optimists view Australia as on the precipice of
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Blockchain-Based Payments in Kenya: A Square Peg in a Round Hole?

If you were to conduct a quick Google search on how many crypto owners there are in Kenya,
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Fintech’s Funding Bonanza: A Bubble Or Warranted?

Funding and valuations have skyrocketed across tech sectors, yet arguably none stands out more than fintech. One in
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Can Digitization Reduce Mass Migration From The Northern Triangle?

In an effort to curb the latest influx of migration to the United States from El Salvador, Guatemala
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