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Widening Access to Finance for Women Business Owners Could Unleash Huge Economic Potential.
When a woman wants to start or grow her own business, the odds of securing a business loan are heavily stacked against her. This affects women like Yeo from Ivory Coast, who was unable to take out a loan for her farming business because, as a woman, she did not own any land that the bank required as collateral. Data says 80 percent of women-owned...
eLearning: Secured Transactions, Collateral Registries and Movable Asset Based Financing
Designed for World Bank Group Task Team Leaders, Collateral Registry Operators, Government Officials, Financial Institutions and Fintech players, the World Bank Group has developed a compelling and interactive online Learning Course on the topic of Secured Transactions and Collateral Registries reforms. Divided in four modules, this course aims to...
The Mobile Revolution in Banking: From China to the U.S.
New analysis provides a glimpse of the future as countries like China pave the way for a whole new system of banking. China is seeing an “explosive growth of mobile payments. With a record $12.8 trillion in mobile payment transactions from January – October 2017, China far surpasses the U.S. at only $49.3 billion,” according to data. Dana Nino, an...
Q-Lana Joins 150 Other Financial Institutions to Promote SME Finance
Washington, D.C. March 19, 2019 –  Q-Lana became the newest member of the SME Finance Forum, a global membership network that brings together financial institutions, technology companies, and development finance institutions to share knowledge, spur innovation, and promote the growth of SMEs. “200 million businesses worldwide need financing to...
JUMO Joins 150 Other Financial Institutions to Promote SME Finance
Washington, D.C. March 13, 2019 – JUMO became the newest member of the SME Finance Forum, a global membership network that brings together financial institutions, technology companies, and development finance institutions to share knowledge, spur innovation, and promote the growth of SMEs. “200 million businesses worldwide need financing to invest...
2018 Year Of Evolution In Payments Revolution Ebook
PYMNTS queried 25 executives well-seasoned in tech, payments and commerce to gain insight on everything from A to Z ― from AML to Zelle, you might say ― and beyond. How we buy, and sell, and keep track of it all, is also changing – not just for consumers, but also for businesses, and for the banks that cater to them. Treasury management...
Report: Pioneering Cashless Microfinance in Bangladesh
As part of the OPTIX project, funded by MetLife Foundation and run by BFA, SAJIDA in early 2017 started exploring options to improve operational efficiency and better serve its members. SAJIDA identified mobile money (MM) as a significant opportunity to cut costs and improve the customer experience thanks to ease of collecting loan payments and...
Cybersecurity for Mobile Financial Services: A Growing Problem
Mobile phones are helping millions of low-income customers to access financial services for the first time, but they are also exposing them to new cyber threats they could never have imagined. The Serianu 2017 Africa Cyber Security Report estimates that cybercrime in mobile-based transactions costs businesses $140 million per year in Africa. Why...
Tool: Changing Change Management: Adapting Internal and External Culture In Times Of Digital Transformation
The ease with which customers access digital financial services (DFS) can make such implementations appear deceptively simple – with just a click on a mobile phone and a customer will be able to make payments, save money, access credit, and even become insured. Launching a digital channel is not a simple endeavor however. It requires a relevant...
Jumo Pitches Its Fintech Services at the Global SME Finance Forum 2018
During the Global SME Finance Forum 2018 , Jumo's Martin Vogdt, Chief Product Officer, demoed the company's services at the TechPitch on November 6. Jumo is an alternative lender in Africa and Asia providing nano loans to consumers and MSMEs through mobile money rails. The Forum's TechPitch provided an opportunity for 13 innovative fintechs to...