The Crypto Takeover: Closer Than We Think?

From Bitcoin to Libra to the bustling ecosystem of “altcoins” available on the more than 300 active exchanges
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Women In Charge: A FinTech Business Case

Is the role of women in the workplace a question of corporate social responsibility, or also one of
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Remittances: Still Strong, Still Evolving

Last month, the World Bank issued some dire predictions about the remittance market crashing. But as the post-COVID
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Difficult Days: How Long Can Small Lenders Last?

The COVID-19 pandemic is a make-or-break moment for lenders to small and micro enterprises (SMEs) and those at
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The Death Of Cash: Greatly Exaggerated?

The death of cash has been foretold for years. Among other causes, the rise of digital payment tools
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East Asia Reopening: A Model To Follow?

In East Asia, restarting the economy is turning out to be a slow, gradual process. Social distancing and
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The Youth In Emerging Markets: A Segment At Risk

As international agencies and governments respond to the health and economic shocks of COVID-19 crisis, special consideration should
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Without A Trace: The Risks And Rewards Of Privacy Post-COVID

As financial services have gone digital over the years, each step forward has required three things: affordability, access,
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The Fourth Industrial Revolution: An Opportunity For Africa

With the world economy at a standstill, African nations are literally holding their breaths. The loss of life
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Digital Distancing: The Key To Payments Reimagined

Digital payments are receiving much special attention at the moment. Firstly, officials in China and elsewhere hypothesized early
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Startups Won't Survive Unless They Play Both Sides

Three months in, and 2020 has already introduced significant risk into the financial services sector, from deposit runs
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Staying Current In A Crisis

It is too early to tell what will result from the onset of COVID-19. However, news outlets around
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Will COVID-19 Lead To Bigger, Better Borrowing?

Mere weeks following its arrival on the global stage, the COVID-19 epidemic has already wreaked havoc on health
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Digital Finance Is As Important As Ever During COVID-19

History tells us that The Black Death was a catalyst in shifting Europe’s economy away from the
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Why Western Union Is Still King Of Remittances

P2P cross-border transfers - known as remittances - have long occupied a critically important role in the modern
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Better Payments, Better Apps: The Sharing Economy Wars

The so-called “sharing economy,” led by ride-sharing pioneers like Uber and home-sharing pioneers like Airbnb, has expanded to
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Shifting Sands: The New Digital Labor Landscape

The so-called “fourth industrial revolution” is here. It comprises new technological advancements and increasingly global supply chains, which
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Do Women Hold The Key To Financial Inclusion In Mozambique?

An initial glance at the state of financial inclusion in Mozambique suggests a healthy fintech ecosystem. For a
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Eco Currency: Cash In Common For West Africa?

Against a post-Brexit backdrop, what can we learn from the internecine integration (and disintegration) challenges of other regions?
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Open Banking: API Use Cases To The Rescue

The traditional open banking use case is that of an app which tracks financial activity and allows users
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Will Singapore's Digital Bank Licenses Level The Playing Field?

Last June, the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) announced that it will issue five digital bank licenses. A
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Gift Cards: An Unlikely Revolution In Payments

Giving is big business. Birthdays, holidays, and other occasions to say “thank you” drive a global gift card
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Mini-Grids: Powerful Partners For Financial Inclusion

With new year fanfare subsiding, the long march towards achieving the UN’s 2030 Sustainable Development Goals has
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Maps, Money, & Mobile: Defining Geospatial Commerce

In Partnership with: In today’s internet-driven, data-rich world, innumerable brick-and-mortar operations have failed as stand-alone entities because
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