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Member News: Supporting SME Global Bounce-Back Through Collaboration - By Banking Circle
Covid-19
Digital Financial Services
The past 12 months have brought a multitude of unprecedented challenges for small businesses. It was inspirational to witness how they responded with versatility, creativity and tenacity, and how that brought about rapid innovation, new collaboration and empathy that continues to benefit society as a whole. It was also exciting to see the...
Efma Report Cover Page
Covid-19
SME Insurance
Fintech
The Covid-19 pandemic has shifted business operations and have now required a difficult but necessary transition into a “new normal”. Navigating disruption does not relate to disruptive players and innovations within the fintech or insurtech space in this case but relates to the tremor of the pandemic. However, innovative players like governments...
Leader Dialogue Series - Interview with Henry Ma, Chief Information Officer, WeBank
Fintech
Learn from Henry Ma, Chief Information Officer, WeBank, about his early career in the Silicon Valley, the unique 'ABCD' capabilities of WeBank as a fully digital bank, and the cost and quality of financial services, while serving 1.3 million SME clients in China. The SME Finance Forum’s Fireside Chat, now "Leader Dialogues", is a new series of one...
Member News: Nominate young talents from your team for the prestigious 10x1000 Tech for Inclusion program
Financial Inclusion
10x1000 Tech for Inclusion is an open fintech learning platform sponsored by member Ant Financial Group and IFC that enables learners to become drivers of digital economic growth. Our mission is to train 1,000 emerging talents and tech leaders each year for the next ten years. Some quick highlights of 10x1000 online platform: A structured and...
UniofCam | WEF | WBG Logo and Image of Digital Tree
Covid-19
Fintech
In 2020, the pandemic shifted various financial systems, creating a demand for innovation through multiple channels, systems, and instruments. This called for a shift in FinTech market performances, precise Covid-19 responses by FinTech firms, regulatory intervention or policy assistance, and operational challenges. The outcome is that FinTech...
World Bank Group and University of Cambridge Image of Rapid Motion
Covid-19
Fintech
Central banks and other financial regulators are countering COVID-19 challenges in regulating and overseeing FinTech and Digital Financial Services (DFS) activities. FinTech and DSF are important to extend access to financial services to millions of consumers and MSMEs around the world. With the pandemic severely impacting the global economy and...
Member News: UBX honored at 2020 BAI Global Innovation Awards for high-impact innovation during pandemic
Digital Financial Services
Digital Transformation
Fintech
BAI Global Innovation Awards, the financial service industry’s most prestigious awards program, has recently recognized UBX, the fintech spinoff and venture capital unit of Union Bank of the Philippines, for its high-impact innovation especially during the COVID-19 pandemic. Now on its tenth year, the BAI celebrates new and innovative solutions in...
Zest.AI-Machine-Learning-improves-race-prediction
Data Analytics
Digital Financial Services
Banks and credit unions want to do more to reach underserved communities. Still, they are wary of lending to borrowers they view as risky, such as people of color, people without a college degree, recent immigrants, and many of the 40 million “credit invisible” Americans. Generations of discrimination and rejection have caused many minorities to...
AECM-SME-support-in-the-covid-crisis
Covid-19
As the coronavirus started to spread over Europe in early 2020 and most European governments closed down public life, guarantee institutions all over Europe reacted in no time and set up extensive support measures for SMEs. Throughout 2020,  AECM  played an active role in coordinating its members’ activities and communicating with policymakers on...
EESPA-ICC-Practice Principles for Implementation of Continuous Transaction Controls (CTCs)
Data Analytics
Fintech
Continuous Transaction Controls (CTCs) increase the effectiveness of public administration controls. CTCs enable law enforcement agencies to collect data associated with business activities, address the inefficiencies that have always characterized the use of retroactive audit, and eliminate the dependency on a “static” approach based on the...