Blog filter results

20 April 2017
2 comments
digital graphic
Digital credit is on the rise in many developing countries. Here are three things you may not know about this fast-evolving form of lending.
17 April 2017
Demonstrating a solar light, Burundi
What if the institution that financed your business could also light up your house? Microfinance institutions are getting into pay-as-you-go solar, bringing microfinance into consumer lending.
10 April 2017
1 comment
Graphic: Seema's biometric ID
India’s new financial infrastructure could connect hundreds of millions of people to financial services, but at its core is a biometric ID system that has stirred controversy around data privacy and security. What are the risks, and what can be done to minimize them?
Countries: 
06 April 2017
8 comments
India Stack Graphic
India’s new financial infrastructure, including its biometric ID system, has been making headlines lately. But what exactly is "India Stack"? Should other countries replicate it?
Countries: 
30 March 2017
1 comment
Man and woman in Nairobi
A growing number of novice investors are starting to lend to their peers on digital platforms. New research out of Kenya suggests that providers may need to fundamentally rethink how they inform these lenders about risk.
22 March 2017
1 comment
Man on phone, India
The unbundling of payments from banking is well underway in countries like India. Is the unbundling of payments from banking regulation soon to follow?
Countries: 
20 March 2017
2 comments
Person uses mobile phone, Senegal
Wari recently announced plans to acquire Tigo in Senegal, a move that would combine Senegal’s largest over-the-counter agent network with Tigo’s e-money wallet. This acquisition could disrupt the digital finance market in a way that benefits low-income customers.
06 March 2017
Man on computer, Zimbabwe
Open APIs have potential to spur innovation in digital finance and grow business for payment providers. But to realize these benefits, providers must design open APIs that meet the needs of the developers who use them.
27 February 2017
Chart: PEG vs non-PEG average transactions
New evidence from Ghana suggests that pay-as-you-go solar customers are becoming more active mobile money users.
21 February 2017
Man on street looks at mobile phone, Brazil
Small and medium banks in Brazil are starting to take advantage of new regulations that make it easier to adopt fully digital business models. What impact might this development have on financial inclusion in the longer term?

Pages

Subscribe to Blog