Tag: Fintech

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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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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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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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Innovations in Insurtech: Observing Fintech’s Path While Forging Its Own

Insurtech is sometimes the forgotten child of the fintech revolution. Facing stiff regulations borne of an obsolete era,
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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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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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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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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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Removing The Risk From Bank-Fintech Partnerships

It's a worldwide phenomenon: instead of competing in a zero-sum game with emerging fintech firms, banks are forming
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Brazil: Digital Finance at the Speed of Light

Less than a decade after the first startups began to challenge the traditional banking ecosystem in Brazil, growth
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Digital Banking in Asia: How to Regulate a Revolution

Since 2014, digital banking penetration has increased by between 1.5- and 3-fold across emerging markets in Asia.
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Senegal: Turtle Or Hare Of West Africa DFC?

Senegal has long occupied a special place in Francophone West Africa. Home to the historical capital of the
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Nudging And Financial Health: A Force For Good?

What does it take to change people’s financial behavior for the better? An often complex, scary endeavor
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Regulatory Sandboxes: Worthwhile In Developing Countries?

The predecessor of the regulatory sandbox first appeared in 2012, when the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) inaugurated
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Is Fintech's Scope Confused?

Fintech is an elusive term. As its name suggests, fintech inhabits the intersection of finance and tech, so
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Microfinance Institutions: Prospects For B2B Fintechs?

When Muhammed Yunus first crystallized the concept of microfinance in the 1970s, it was simpler times. The end-user
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The Academic Approach To DFC Mastery

Perhaps unbeknownst to those on the outside looking in, the digital finance and commerce (DFC) ecosystem is a
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Mondato Summit Africa 2019: Scaling DFC Innovations

Last week in Johannesburg’s picturesque Summer Place in Sandton, a group of about one hundred executives, entrepreneurs,
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Fintech Funding Strategies: Series B To Unicorn

Last month, Mondato Insight surveyed the landscape of early stage fintechs vying to reach the critical Series A
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Will Big Tech Dwarf Fintech?

It may seem reductive at first to dichotomize the two main camps of innovators in financial services. However,
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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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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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Baking Financial Literacy Into Product Strategy

Generally speaking, financial literacy has belonged in the wheelhouse of public entities. With even the citizenry of wealthy
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