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01 March 2018
A bakery owner uses Aadhaar Pay.
From KYC utilities to blockchain apps and new ways to collaborate on customer due diligence, recent developments are chipping away at a major barrier to financial inclusion: the high cost of meeting anti-money laundering and terrorism financing requirements.
28 February 2018
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Carpet weaver in India
Gallup data shows that 81 percent of women worldwide own a mobile phone. Yet regions with high ownership rates have some of the lowest rates of women's financial inclusion.
13 February 2018
Mother and child drawing water
A pilot in Ghana is showing that the pay-as-you-go solar model can be adapted to change how water is delivered to poor customers.
08 February 2018
Super platforms like Ant Financial are likely to expand into Africa and impact financial services providers, regulators and customers.
06 February 2018
For interoperability to work, technology must do more than move transactions from Point A to Point B. It must be optimized to ensure security, encourage use, promote innovation and handle the inevitable time when something goes wrong.
01 February 2018
A nationally representative phone survey shows who's using digital credit, how they're using it, and whether it's living up to the hype of helping families cope with emergencies.
30 January 2018
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A QR code beside a cash register in Shanghai, China
QR codes are gaining traction in China as a way to make digital payments, but will they catch on in other countries?
25 January 2018
FinTech startups in developing markets are leveraging partnerships to reach customers as diverse as women's savings groups, dairy cooperatives and smallholder farmers.
23 January 2018
Mobile-savvy businesswoman in India
Interoperability in digital payments hinges on more than the right technology. It also requires the right balance of economic incentives for participants.
18 January 2018
FinTech isn't always about rolling out a dazzling new smartphone app. In places where USSD phones are the norm, it means something quite different.


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