Tag: Digital Banking

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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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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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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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Big Tech in Financial Services: A New Regulatory Paradigm

The digital age began in the 1990s with the Internet’s “information superhighway.” For the first time in
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The Gig Economy’s Next Frontier: Africa

As people across the globe embrace working from home and leave formal employment in favor of gig-based work,
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Can Africa Leapfrog Towards Open Banking?

Open banking is seen in some circles as the next great leap forward in digital finance. By allowing
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Digital Lending’s Self-Regulation: A Redemption Story?

For years now, digital lending in emerging markets has faced public rebuke for at times utilizing deceptive marketing
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The Dangers of the One-Click Buy Paradigm

The fintech revolution has centered around the idea of making payments frictionless, painless and flush with options. The
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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