Tag Archives: Digital Financial Services

How Alternative Data is Transforming Access to SME Finance

By John Owens & Lisa Wilhelm Reposted from the SME Finance Forum Blog Many traditional commercial banks consider small and medium enterprises (SMEs) to be high-risk clients, as well as high-cost clients to acquire, underwrite and serve. There is limited … Continue reading

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What does responsible online and digital credit look like?

Background & Research Questions More and more online credit providers have started to offer loans to not only consumers`but also to SMEs around the world. Outside of digital banking platforms, new alternative online and digital platforms that target consumers and … Continue reading

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Tendencias en Servicios Financieros Digitales y Inclusión Financiera

Esta presentación fue preparada por el Banco Central de Costa Rica para aprender sobre los nuevos servicios financieros digitales que apoyan la inclusión financiera.

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Leveraging Fintech to Achieve Financial Inclusion in Indonesia

by Ghiyazuddin Mohammad and John Owens (reposted from MicroSave’s blog) “Fintech” – an intersection of financial services and technology – is taking the traditional financial world by storm. Indonesia is no exception, with a fast-evolving ecosystem that includes a host … Continue reading

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Public-private sector dialogue advancing financial inclusion through digital financial services in Russia

Originally posted on Alliance for Financial Inclusion Blogs:
Mikhail Mamuta and John Owens AFI and the Central Bank of Russia workshop “Digital Financial Services: Promoting Financial Inclusion” panel is pictured in Moscow in October 2014. Learning from legislative and regulatory…

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Eight trends that will impact financial inclusion in 2015

Originally posted on Alliance for Financial Inclusion Blogs:
John Owens A man displays his phone in Kenya. The use of digital financial services will continue to be one of the main drivers for financial inclusion in 2015. In the Alliance…

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Renaming this Blog: Moving from Mobile Money to Digital Financial Services for Development

In 2012, I set this blog up to focus on my work and experiences supporting mobile money for development.  At that time, much of the world interest was in the use of mobile technology and especially mobile enabled e-money services … Continue reading

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Moving from Mobile Money to Digital Financial Services for Financial Inclusion

In this webinar put on by Making Cents and Chemonics International, I shared updates on the growing shift from mobile money to broader digital financial services to promote financial inclusion. These broader services include greater integration and convergence of electronic funds … Continue reading

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Offering Digital Financial Services to Promote Financial Inclusion: Lessons We’ve Learned

There continues to be significant interest in using new technologies to provide for greater financial inclusion. While much of the excitement has been focused on mobile financial services, we are seeing a shift to a broader focus on a range … Continue reading

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Best Blogs & Websites on Mobile Money in the Developing World Part 2

To update my earlier piece on the Best Blogs and Websites on Mobile Money in the Developing World, I am including some additional sites.   One of these sites was recently launched by the Better Than Cash Alliance and two … Continue reading

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