Tag: Fintech

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Betting on Chaos: Africa’s Thriving Online Gambling Industry

For 36-year-old Zimbabwean Charles Mpeni, a former civil servant and gambling addict, betting on horses was a harmless
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Brazil and India Usher In The Open Finance Era

It took a few years of discussions, proposals and frustrations for open banking to become an actual, concrete
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Fintech And The Era of Digital Public Infrastructure

When Anit Mukherjee arrived in Washington, DC in 2013, a friend suggested ordering something called Uber to pick
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Open Banking in Nigeria: Are Grassroots Efforts Enough?

After several years of slow progress, some of the earliest examples of open banking frameworks have begun to
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Gen AI In Emerging Markets: Is The Hype Warranted?

In an otherwise difficult funding environment, slapping “AI’ onto any product or service has become shorthand for “we’
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Three Fintech Trends From 2023 — And How They May Look In 2024

In 2023, the dichotomy between success and failure in the fintech world never felt more stark. Emerging technologies
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Psychometrics: What Makes A Reliable Borrower?

With various forms of data proving insufficient or invasive (or both), the quest for privacy-protective — yet repayment-predictive — data
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Inclusion Through Gig Work: A Tricky Venture

The idea to utilize gig work for financial inclusion purposes is obvious, yet its manifestation is elusive. The
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Bridging The Access-Usage Gap, Literacy Efforts Aren’t Key — Addressing Need Is

Even following COVID’s turbocharge of digital uptake, the slower gains in usage compared to access renders financial
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South Africa: A Model Of Stability Or Stymied Innovation?

Fintech in South Africa is one of many caveats. A country with a highly banked population — yet one
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Small Scale Series: Island Hopping Across the Caribbean

Approximately 45 million people spread out over 7,000 islands, 13 independent countries, 20 territories, six official languages,
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Post-SVB: Are Emerging Markets Digital Banks’ Oasis?

As funding goes dry and rising interest rates threaten some fintechs predicated on cheap money, the recent collapse
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Small Scale Series: Tiny Markets in West Africa

When it comes to fintech, scale sells. Any start-up seeking sustainability requires a measure of scale in a
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Regulation: Time to Ask for Permission And Not Forgiveness

The common saying “ask for forgiveness and not permission” has never been more contentious than it is in
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Are Colleges Failing At Blockchain?

Surf the internet, and you’ll find countless Twitter wars and Op-Eds about blockchain and cryptocurrencies, especially following
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Cross-Border Integration and The Future of Frictionless Finance

As 2023 gets underway, it is still not clear whether the shots of digitization induced by the pandemic
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Africa’s Social Commerce Runners: Raising The Floor, But Lowering The Ceiling?

Social commerce is making inroads across Africa, propelled by stronger cross-border trade corridors that are helping to plug
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Fintech 2023: Looking Back To Look Forward

In the first two years of the COVID pandemic, “acceleration” was the overused buzzword for what lockdowns and
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FTX Aftershocks: Creation Through Destruction?

Weeks after FTX’s monumental collapse, the aftershocks continue as investors, regulators and companies take stock of what
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Regulation: The Secret Ingredient To Uganda’s Fintech Sauce?

The East African country of Uganda has historically played second or third fiddle to fintech giants Kenya to
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The New Rules And Norms Shaping Alternative Data 2.0

The first wave of alternative data use gave rise to powerhouse companies across key markets in the African
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Gambling And Fintech: Two Sides Of The Same Coin?

Similar to cannabis [https://blog.mondato.com/the-cannabis-industry-is-going-digital/], the growing legal acceptance of gambling in the United States
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Where Financial Inclusion and Climate Resilience Intersect

Despite contributing the least [https://allianceforscience.cornell.edu/blog/2020/09/oxfam-the-worlds-poor-suffer-disproportionately-from-carbon-emissions-generated-by-the-rich/] to greenhouse gas emissions, smallholder farmers
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Travel And Fintech: Where Challenge Meets Flush Opportunity

As travel deals with a myriad of cancellations [https://www.travelandleisure.com/travel-news/2022-flight-cancellations-pandemic-data] this year and, until
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