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Mondato

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Mondato is a boutique management consulting firm specializing in strategic, commercial and operational support for the Digital Finance & Commerce (DFC) industry.

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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Travel Rewards: A Currency Out Of Context

More than almost any industry, travel and hospitality took a beating this year as governments issued lockdowns and
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PropTech: A Forever Home For Fintech

As the quintessential legacy system stretching back in some parts hundreds or even thousands of years, the property
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Data Is The New Dogma: Monetize And Thrive

“Data is the new X.” Oil, oxygen, even nuclear power - data’s relevance to the modern economy
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From Ride-Hail To SuperApp, By Way Of Fintech

When ride-hailing companies first hit the consumer landscape more than ten years ago, they were hailed as revolutionary
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Pandemic-Fueled Digitization: Who Remains Excluded?

Digitization catalyzed by the coronavirus pandemic has dominated the headlines and minds of business leaders for the past
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Financing The Stone: How The Cannabis Industry Is Going Digital

November 4th, 2020 was a decisive victory for the legal cannabis movement. 15 U.S. states have now
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Price To Win: How Pricing Can Set A Fintech Apart

What’s in a price? This deceptively simple question quickly unfolds into a question of “value” — a much
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Let Us Not Forget: The Internet Is A Human Right

The United Nations has officially considered the internet to be a human right since 2016. According to The
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Central Africa's Path Forward: Regional Digital Cooperation

Nestled in the center of the world’s fastest-growing continent, the region of Central Africa is at a
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We Need All Three: How ID, Finance, And Mobile Can Help The Poor

In development circles, there’s the popular notion that in order to improve economic and social inequities among
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Telehealth Is The Next Digital Opportunity

Telehealth, telemedicine, digital health, high-tech healthcare, health tech, medtech - there is a plethora of names for the
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Is Digitization Disrupting Urban Development?

Across the world’s developed metropolises, COVID is causing unexpected spatial redistributions of economic activities - and consequently,
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The Bottomless Potential Of Central Bank Digital Currencies

As our world becomes more digitized amid the global Covid-19 pandemic, central bank digital currency, a concept that
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Buy Now, Pay Later: Free Credit, Or Debt By Design?

Consumers have been weathering uncertainty since long before COVID-19. Today, many are being judicious about how they spend,
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What The 2020 U.S. Election Could Mean For Digital Finance

In just 55 days, the people of the United States will go to the polls. Technology will no
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