Global FinTech Startup Ecosystem – Setting the Tone for 2018 in the Most Important Charts of 2017

January 3, 2018    By : Elena Mesropyan

There are 10,000+ FinTech startups around the world, innovating across roughly 18 segments. The global FinTech industry can be categorized into roughly 18 segments, a number of which have mushroomed into enormous industries of global significance themselves. In total, there

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To Understand the Future of the Financial Services Industry, We Must Look Beyond FinTech

May 23, 2017    By : Elena Mesropyan

While businesses are catching up with the rise of e-commerce and the mobile-first world, physical interfaces altogether are gradually falling into obsolescence. The year 2017 gives strong reasons to believe that working on the enhancement of the experience with any

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From Financial Inclusion to Financial Health: Addressing the Fundamental Barriers to Financial Inclusion – Part 2

April 27, 2017    By : Isabella Carvalho Silva

Customers should have tools and an offline network that enable them to connect to an online financial services platform in an affordable way. They should also respond to a fundamental requirement: legally exist. Tools Mobile ownership is widespread among most

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Is the Glass Half Empty or Half Full?

April 24, 2017    By : Mehul Desai

At the turn of the 20th century, less than 10% of US households owned a stove, or had access to electricity, or had a phone. It took more than 50 years for all three to achieve around 90% coverage. It

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Tech Innovation in the Remittance Industry

April 17, 2017    By : Hugo Cuevas-Mohr

There is no consensus on the level of tech innovation in the international or cross-border money transfer and payments industry. FinTech startups think that there is none. They think that the industry is so complex, full of intermediaries, with huge

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Billing and Acquiring in Asia, Latin America and Africa

April 13, 2017    By : Artem Tymoshenko

How to Choose a Payment Services Provider The first thing you need to do to start monetizing your products in an exotic country is to select a supplier of payment services. For any project that has previously operated in just

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38 FinTech Companies in Kenya to Look out for in 2017

February 17, 2017    By : Elena Mesropyan

While being the largest unserved market that has dropped out of sight of the global financial system, Africa as a market has all the prerequisites promising to serve as a firm foundation for FinTech growth and development. Among the key

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63 Companies Shaping Africa’s FinTech Ecosystem

December 13, 2016    By : Elena Mesropyan

Africa is the largest unserved market that has dropped out of sight of the global financial system. Some estimates suggest that there are ~330 million adult Africans, who lack access to formal financial services, which signifies tremendous opportunities for financial

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Cashless India: Seeing the Vision for Financial Inclusion Come True – Part 2

December 6, 2016    By : Dipali Ekbote

India’s financial ecosystem is undergoing disruptive changes as it extends channels for customer reach. Let us take a look at what are these changes and how they can help achieve India’s financial inclusion goals. This is part two of a

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22 FinTech Companies in Africa Enabling Financial Inclusion on the Continent

March 19, 2016    By : Kate

RainFin is an online lending marketplace that connects borrowers seeking transparent, cost effective loans with lenders wanting great returns. 22Seven is a free budgeting & investing app that helps users manage money more easily and invest it more smartly. Bankymoon

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