Tag: Fintech

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Where Financial Inclusion and Climate Resilience Intersect

Despite contributing the least to greenhouse gas emissions, smallholder farmers and small-scale fishers are some of the most
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Travel And Fintech: Where Challenge Meets Flush Opportunity

As travel deals with a myriad of cancellations this year and, until very recently, sky-high prices, the industry
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The Conundrum Of Chargeback Fraud

Chargebacks are a tool simultaneously essential to digital commerce, yet one deeply vulnerable to abuse. Chargebacks occur when
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Is Alternative Financing Hurting Ride-Hailing Drivers?

The ride-hailing industry in Sub-Saharan Africa has formed strategic partnerships with alternative financing providers vying to serve the
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Integrated Solutions: The Sole Path To Sustainability And Scalability?

Once upon a time, businesses focused on core competencies: do what you do best, and capture the given
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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From Mobile Money Powerhouse to Super App: The Case of M-Pesa

After much fanfare, Safaricom launched its M-Pesa super app in Kenya in June 2021, following in the footsteps
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Can Utilities Digitize in Africa?

Utilities are odd organizations. They provide vital critical services like clean water, electricity, waste and sanitation, whose importance
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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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