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Learn in this publication how member 4G Capital use machine learning technology to provide scalable credit services for individual clients in Kenya, where the MSME finance gap is over $19 bn, making it the largest in Eastern Africa. They were able to measure the impact of their working capital credit, and they saw customers increase their revenue...
Member News: Experian joins the ASEAN Financial Innovation Network (AFIN)
The ASEAN Financial Innovation Network (AFIN) announced today that Experian has joined its Strategic Advisory Council. AFIN is established by the ASEAN Bankers Association, the International Finance Corporation and the Monetary Authority of Singapore. AMTD Foundation and Mastercard are its Corporate Founding Members. About AFIN AFIN is a non-...
Photo Credit: Business in Cameroon
Eneo , a Cameroonian utility company, launched a prepaid service, a solution that “allows clients to tailor their consumption to their budget. The clients control their consumption thanks to an extended reloading offer available 24 hours a day". Eneo partnered with member Ecobank Cameroon , Orange Money, and AfrikPay, who are already operational...
Photo Credit: Business in Cameroon
Eneo , a Cameroonian utility company, launched a prepaid service, a solution that “allows clients to tailor their consumption to their budget. The clients control their consumption thanks to an extended reloading offer available 24 hours a day". Eneo partnered with member Ecobank Cameroon , Orange Money, and AfrikPay, who are already operational...
Video: Gina Taylor, SVP of American Express talks about use of data.
During the Global SME Finance Forum 2019, Gina Taylor, SVP and General Manager Business Financing of American Express talks about use of data and how they use the information to provide better value to their customers.
Video: Tony Hadley, Senior Vicepresident of Experian talks about use of data
During the Global SME Finance Forum 2019, Tony Hadley, Senior Vicepresident, Regulation and Public Policy of Experian talks about the challenges and ethics of the growing use of data and the need of a good data governance program.
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BFA is about to conclude our FIBR (Financial Inclusion on Business Runways) Project, an innovative R&D initiative which sought to demonstrate how smartphones can accelerate and deepen financial inclusion in developing countries. When we launched the FIBR Project in 2015, we outlined a set of assumptions about how increased connectivity and...
Cover of Nine Big Shifts Publication Van Grieken Deloitte
This publication, by Hans van Grieken and Andries van Dijk from Deloitte, analyzes the growing impact of ‘digital’ on all aspects of business, from strategy to operations, and how it is driving change in organisations that goes beyond the ‘traditional’ IT model. Many contemporary businesses fundamentally reimagine the way the enterprise identifies...
Meet Our Study Visit Hosts for our Global SME Finance Forum 2019
REGISTRATION OPEN NOW! Under the theme “The Convergence of the Real and Financial Sectors in SME Finance” , the Global SME Finance Forum 2019 will examine the different ways in which the real sector has entered the SME finance space, and the various ways in which financiers and regulators are coping with the “new kids on the block.” This year we...
Goldman Sachs Lends $100 Million to Mexican Fintech Konfio
Goldman Sachs Group Inc. is making another bet on a Latin American financial-technology startup, providing a secured credit facility of as much as $100 million to Mexico’s Konfio Ltd . The transaction will help Konfio, which provides unsecured working capital to small and midsize companies, lend about $250 million in the next 12 months, according...