The Fintech innovation industry continues expanding in multiple directions. Originally, the term applied to technology applied to the back-end of established consumer and trade financial institutions. Since the end of the first decade of the 21st century, fintech has expanded to include any … [Read more...]
Archives for Financial Inclusion
Financial inclusion refers to a global movement to offer banking and other financial services to all people.
Start-up financing continues helping small businesses grow worldwide. Recently, I had the pleasure to attend and speak at the 2016 Global SME Finance Forum, a three-day Bejing conference in partnership with major worldwide financial organizations. Four hundred representatives of leading banks and … [Read more...]
In Southeast Asia, India emerging market Internet trends tell a story of the communications revolution. So says Mary Meeker of KCPB, a venture capital firm. Meeker's 2016 exhaustive Internet report, recently released, points to India and China as the two biggest innovative countries to watch. … [Read more...]
When you think about financial exclusion, what areas of the world come to mind? The unbanked people in Africa, Asia, and Latin America? What about financial exclusion USA? 7% of American households, representing 25 million adults, live without either a checking or savings account, compared to … [Read more...]
Did you know that April is Financial Literacy Month in the U.S? That’s appropriate because Forbes reports a disturbing worldwide financial literacy study indicating only 57% of U.S. inhabitants know much about finance. America may be the home of the brave, but it’s number 14 in financial literacy … [Read more...]