Day: March 25, 2019

The Financial Inclusion Summit Series: Issue no. 25

Interview with Blockbonds   How it all started Every day, millions of people are transferring money to family and friends, and a large part of the money finds its way deep into the rural side areas of developing countries where people are unbanked. Despite many of them are among the poorest, they still have to…

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The Financial Inclusion Summit Series: Issue no. 24

Interview with Zwipe   The “dream” – how it all started The idea behind Zwipe was to combine the convenience of contactless, specifically in payments and the access control industries with the security of biometrics. We felt that combining those two elements and making them work universally on multiple platforms and devices without the need…

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The Financial Inclusion Summit Series: Issue no. 23

Interview with Red Flash    Background The entrepreneur Hans Becker had just sold his mobile payments company in Sweden when he was approached by an Ivorian who wanted to take Swedish technology to Africa. Several different business opportunities were explored. After advice from a mayor in Abidjan, Red Flash found its niche in helping…

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Shifting Currents in Innovation

Interview with Susanne Hannestad, Chief Executive Officer, Fintech Mundi, Global Fintech Accelerator   by Simon Cocking, Irish Tech News 1 min pitch for what you are doing now? Fintech Mundi has teamed up with the Lighthouse Development Programme, a joint venture between Mastercard and NFT Ventures to find and help develop the next-generation of fintechs…

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The Financial Inclusion Summit Series: Issue no. 22

In conversation with CGAP (World Bank): the building blocks   Smart thinking: regulatory frameworks to advance digital financial services CGAP has identified four building blocks for creating an enabling and safe DFS regulatory environment — what we call the four basic enablers. They are regulations on E-Money, Agents, Customer Due Diligence and Consumer Protection. Our…

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