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4GCapital Social Impact Evaluation - Cover
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...
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...
Fintech: Latin America 2018: Growth and Consolidation
In recent years, Latin America has joined the worldwide Fintech revolution, creating innovation and start-up ecosystems that permit the development of new technology start-ups offering highly innovative products and financial services. Many studies have reflected the fervor currently felt in the Fintech sector in the Latin America and the...
Research: Micro-entrepreneurs in the Platform Era
This research, by The Mastercard Foundation Partnership for Finance in a Digital Africa, collected information from 27 micro-entrepreneurs in Kenya about how they use platforms (from social media sites to ecommerce marketplaces and online freelancing websites) in their day-to-day business. The platform practices these conversations revealed...
Mind the Gap: Addressing Challenges to Fintech Adoption
A total of 87 financial services executives and fintechs in New York, London and Hong Kong responded to Acenture's Fintech Innovation Lab questionnaire explaining their views on the innovation onboarding process. Survey questions focused on each group’s perceptions of what was occurring during the four phases of the technology onboarding process:...
Global FinTech Adoption Index 2019
For this survey, EY interviewed more than 27,000 consumers in 27 markets. They examined how FinTech has improved and expanded its offerings around the world, and also how it has spurred change across the entire financial services industry. FinTech strives to make financial services more accessible for both consumers and businesses. By connecting...
Beyond Theory: Getting Practical With Blockchain
Blockchain has the potential to impact many industries, including financial services, so the Boston Fed sought to understand its foundational technology with first-hand research. They wanted practical experience, the kind only trial and error can bring. “Beyond Theory: Getting Practical With Blockchain” goes beyond the basics of distributed ledger...
Fintechs and Financial Inclusion: Looking Past the Hype and Exploring Their Potential
This paper documents CGAP’s work with 18 fintech pilots in Africa and South Asia. The goal of this paper is to explain innovations in a detailed way and generate insight on whether the services (i) work as stated, (ii) create value for underserved customers, and (iii) ease age-old pain points in delivering financial services to underserved...
2019 Amazon SMB Impact Report
In total, there are more than 1.9 million businesses, content creators, and developers in the U.S. using Amazon products and services to follow their dreams and reach customers. This second annual Amazon SMB Impact Report takes a deeper look at how small businesses are benefiting from Amazon’s tools and services. The results are striking: SMBs...
The Future of SME Banking: Minds Made for Redefining Financial Services
In this EY has outlined a number of questions they believe firms need to ask themselves with respect to how they can really help the SME community, considering how they can provide additional insight, tools and services that will best serve their customers. Firms that answer these questions the best are likely to come out on top, not just in this...