Technology Is an Answer to the Problem of Financial Exclusion
With around 2 billion people around the world not having access to formal financial services and certain catastrophic events in the Middle East have led to millions becoming undocumented migrants (ther Read more
April 2017: Earliest India Will Get Its Cash Back
We are 17 days away from Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s 50-day deadline to end the worst effects of the scrapping of 86%--by value--of India’s currency.
New Report: Small Merchants Offer Big Financial Inclusion Opportunities - NextBillion
There are more than 180 million micro and small merchants operating in developing and emerging markets globally. These merchants serve the world’s lowest income customers at a scale that is staggering. Every day, small merchants interact with more than 4.5 billion customers. While individually each merchant generates low revenues, they collectively influence the global economy […]
FinTech's Greatest Challenge - Identity & Trust in a Data Economy - Dataconomy
As humans, we were born to trust and form social connections. When we enter the world, within an hour we will draw our heads to seek the eyes or face of the person
Jumping from fixed Internet to mobile: India is going wireless
The mobile economy in China and India has grown by leaps and bounds over the past decade. Mobile technology has the potential to shrink the broadband gap, improve financial inclusion, and support humanitarian efforts. India appears poised to eschew building up its fixed broadband infrastructure and jump directly to mobile. Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in India appeared poised to take advantage of this amazing change.
Is Microcredit a Vaccine or an Antibiotic? - NextBillion
This post – the third in a series about the research paper “ The Case for Social Investment in Microcredit” – helps launch a new concept at NextBillion. Throughout the coming year, we’ll organize content around a monthly theme, dedicating special attention to a specific sector alongside our broader coverage; January’s focus is microfinance. The idea is to help bring […]