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The GSMA Inclusive Tech Lab launches an industry-leading Interoperability Test Platform for financial inclusion

GSMA

On July 1, the GSMA Inclusive Tech Lab launched the Interoperability Test Platform, a free and open-source end-to-end test facility for mobile money providers and service providers.  According to GSMA, this is the industry’s first joint test environment combining two key technologies: the GSMA Mobile Money API and Mojaloop, an open source code, developed to

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Financial Consumer Protection: 3 Steps to Better Customer Outcomes

CGAP

In this blog, senior financial sector specialist Antonique Koning reminds financial services providers and regulators of their duty to protect customers especially now during the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic.  Koning writes that the pandemic has left many people financially distressed, with providers’ actions and inaction making it even more difficult for customers.    People are making uninformed

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Mobile money driving formalisation and building the resilience of MSMEs

GSMA

In recognition of the Micro, Small and Medium-sized Enterprises Day- June 27- GSMA published a briefing note exploring how mobile money can help informal MSMEs access financial services and overcome some of the barriers to entering the formal economy. The note also discusses the pivotal role mobile money can play in helping MSMEs survive the

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PODCAST: Time to shine for innovative fintech lenders

AVL

AVL’s new podcast series features industry leaders discussing the impact of COVID-19 on their work. This episode features Jacob Haar, the Managing Partner at Community Investment Management (CIM) talking about how fintechs are uniquely positioned to respond to challenges and continue driving inclusive finance in this crisis. “Lending partners that have access to real-time data

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These Digital Banks help Fintechs to offer banking services

CGAP

Imagine that virtually any type of business you can think of could offer banking services to their customers, without having to apply for a banking license or directly bear the costs of regulatory compliance. This is “banking-as-a-service” (BaaS), write CGAP’s Peter Zetterli and Ivo Jenik. While still new – with only a few players globally-

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Snapshot of financial health during peak COVID-19

FIBR

BFA’s third wave of the rapid online “dipstick” surveys of low- and lower-middle-income respondents in  Ghana, India, Kenya, Mexico, Nigeria, South Africa, the UK, the US, and Vietnam show a further decline in people’s income, savings and increase in expenses especially in countries with the most severe lockdown measures. A summary of the findings  Income

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COVID-19 exposes opportunities as well as vulnerabilities for migrants’ remittances to Senegal

UNCDF

In Senegal, most remittance services operate over-the-counter cash collections but lockdown restrictions are making it hard for people to collect the money sent by relatives abroad. Even as remittances dwindle due to lockdowns in the countries where the migrant workers are based, UNCDF says more action is now needed to develop and scale up digital

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Impact of COVID-19 to the microfinance sector in Rwanda: Rapid survey and assessment

AFR

Microfinance institutions in Rwanda are struggling due to the effects of COVID19. Clients are taking out savings leaving the institutions with less liquidity, according to a recent rapid assessment of how MFIs and SACCOs have been affected by the Coronavirus in Rwanda.  According to the assessment by Access to Finance Rwanda, 95% of the microfinance

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Webinar Recap: The impact of COVID-19 on Financial Diaries respondents in Kenya

FIBR

In this webinar recording, FSD Kenya and BFA Global present key findings from research on the social, financial, and economic impact of COVID-19 on low-income Kenyans.  Webinar Presentation Read more blogs on how low-income Kenyans are coping with the changes in their lives induced by Coronavirus here.

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How Is the Pandemic Affecting Agents? Here’s What Providers Tell Us

CGAP

Over the last few months, CGAP has been asking mobile money operators, digital banks, fintechs and other DFS providers across Asia and Africa how the COVID-19 pandemic is impacting their agent networks. Two key findings  COVID-19 is changing DFS transaction types, which could force providers to revisit pricing and fee strategies. There has been a

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