Tag: Financial Inclusion

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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The Inclusion Illusion: Financial Health in Kenya

For some, fintech’s association with financial inclusion and better financial health for users is a foregone conclusion.
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Is Mobile Money Helping or Harming Zimbabwe?

Zimbabwe’s economy is going through another nose-dive. The Mnangagwa administration, faced with re-instilling trust in the economy
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Public Banking: Time To Make Room?

Agnostic of industry, the private sector is often esteemed over the public sector for its better performance in
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Payments Banks: Nigeria Takes A Page From India

Since it was rebased in 2014, Nigeria’s economy overtook South Africa’s as the largest in Africa.
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Mojaloop: Taking Stock

For some time now, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has preoccupied itself with fragmented payment ecosystems. This
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Is Libra A Global Answer To Financial Inclusion?

In case you missed it, Facebook is developing a cryptocurrency; it’s called “Libra”. The coin’s official
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Climate Change: Macro And Micro Resilience

The concept of ‘resilience’ has been applied to everything from political discourse to corporate-speak, psychological wellness to development
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The Last Mile: Mobile Money Agents

Mobile money agents - frequently described as the “bridges” to financial inclusion - constitute the last-mile distribution network
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Financial Inclusion: Chutes And Ladders?

Financial inclusion at the base of the economic pyramid has often been conceptualized as a sort of ladder
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Proof Of Address: The Invasive Species Of KYC

Today, proof of address is a requirement for accessing formal financial institutions in most places. For customers in
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Inclusive Fintech: Series A And Beyond

A new class of impact investment has now materialized that specifically focuses on fintech’s potential to widen
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Digital Loans: A Wild Wild West?

When a disruptive new technology enters the market, it’s predictable what comes next: chaos. Without prior regulations
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Can Insurtech Learn Best Practices For Selling To The BOP?

One year ago, Mondato Insight examined the factors behind low-take up of insurance products for low income customers,
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Fearless Fintech: Chipping Away At The Gender Gap

“Usually at a financial conference, the line for the women’s room is the shorter one.” - Overheard
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Beyond The Binaries: Mobile Money Access Revisited

Earlier this year, Mondato explored the insights emerging from the Global Findex data-set on financial inclusion, highlighting the
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