The Pew Research Center continues to amaze me with its continuous, astounding studies on smartphone and technology ownership in developed and emerging countries. This article summarizes emerging country smartphone growth, compared to developed nations. You'll find the following tables and … [Read more...]
Archives for Financial Inclusion
Financial inclusion refers to a global movement to offer banking and other financial services to all people.
Carol Realini and Karl Mehta's Financial Inclusion Book is more than the story of 2.5 billion unbanked people. It tells the stories of entrepreneurs at the forefront of Financial Technology (FinTech)—one of the hottest global industries. FinTech companies offer digital solutions for mobile money, … [Read more...]
Proving identity in developed countries is easy compared to India and other emerging markets. In India, for example, many citizens don't have birth certificates or other forms of identification, preventing them from getting bank accounts and conducting business. No standardized system exists to … [Read more...]
You don't usually associate "big data," the generation and analysis of huge chunks of information, with financial inclusion. But bank big data helps institutions assess risk and better serve people who benefit from financial inclusion. How Banks Use Big Data to Help Customers The … [Read more...]
Here's our financial inclusion roundup 2015 post. The explosion of financial technology (FinTech) drove worldwide expansion of mobile money, solar energy ownership, insurance coverage, entrepreneurship and fewer financial nomads. These developments accelerated the digital and mobile revolutions … [Read more...]