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What does effective acceleration look like for inclusive tech startups?

FIBR

Catalyst Fund and partners share more than 10 years’ lessons learned from fintech accelerators in emerging markets, the US, and UK. These accelerators have together supported over 100 startups providing fintech solutions to underserved populations to improve their financial health. The brief uncovers best practices for programs providing direct support to inclusive fintech startups or

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Inclusive fintech startups are pioneering products for the digital generation

FIBR

The needs of the digital generation, and in particular of the gig and digital economy workers, are unique, and few products in the market are currently designed to meet the needs of this customer segment, writes BFA’s Shiro Njoroge. This segment, she adds, is poised to be core drivers for inclusive economic recovery in emerging

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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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In a no-touch world, tech can’t leave low-income people behind

AVL

Inclusive fintech has always had to find a balance between tech and human touch, but the global pandemic is shifting that balance, writes Accion Venture Lab’s Amee Parbhoo. In this blog, Parbhoo writes that during this time, fintechs have to continuously engage and support their customers especially low-income communities for whom in-person interactions are the

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Inclusive fintech in the time of COVID-19

FIBR

Catalyst Fund shares several examples of how its portfolio are helping customers in emerging economies through the COVID-19 crisis. By using their existing solutions and additional innovations, the fintechs are helping people access critical health insurance, send money to their families, access essential goods and services, and better manage current finances via financial advice. In

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Product Testing: A Guide to Getting Started

AVL

This product testing guide by Accion Venture Lab is made for early-stage fintech companies who want to test, evaluate, and implement new ideas.   Companies can use this guide to navigate the decisions around testing, iterating, and improving their products.   Included in the guide is how to build a test-friendly culture in your organization, an experiment

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2020 and beyond: What’s next for fintech innovation in Latin America

AVL

AVL’s new investment officer for Latin America shares insights into the trends shaping the fintech and financial inclusion in the region. These trends have also informed AVL’s investments in the region.  “Brazil and Mexico have consolidated as the leading entrepreneurial ecosystems in the region and will continue to attract the largest volume of venture capital

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Why our money is on this Brazilian female fintech founder: meet Monica of Grão

FIBR

Meet Monica Saccarelli CEO of savings platform Grão & one of few female fintech founders in Brazil. Grão is an app that allows Brazilians to transfer money from their bank accounts into a savings account in real time and with no minimum requirement, helping them save.   Read about how she leads a team of men,

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What will it take for Nigeria’s inclusive fintech sector to flourish?

FIBR

BFA Global’s Catalyst Fund launched its official presence in Nigeria last year. At the launch, key ecosystem players shared what is needed for Nigeria’s inclusive fintech sector to flourish.  Currently, Nigeria remains a challenging operating environment for fintech startups but there are signs of improvement – rising mobile penetration rates, growing investment and regulatory reforms

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