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Digital Lenders Association of India & PwC Publish Report on Impact of Fintech
The Digital Lenders Association of India (DLAI), a private association formed by leading Fintech companies in the online lending space such as KredX, Capital Float, Lendingkart, Finomena, Rubique, Zest Money, Indialends and Neogrowth, has released a report entitled Union Budget 2017: Impact of Digital Financial Services . The report, published in...
The Secret to Small Business and Business Banking Success
It has taken me a decade or two longer than it should have to figure it out. During that time FIC’s projects in the small business and business banking spaces have focused on segmentation, organization, product management, pricing, cost reduction, and myriad other critical areas. These are all valid and important areas for banks to consider. But,...
Guaranteeing Social Enterprises – The EaSI way
This Working Paper summarises the current state of the external financing markets of the Social Enterprises targeted by the Employment and Social Innovation (EaSI) guarantee program. The report starts by elaborating on the interpretation of what constitutes a Social Enterprise under the EaSI program. It goes on to provide an overview of the EaSI...
France’s Online Alternative Finance Doubles in Size – Crowdfunding Grows 40%
The French Crowdfunding Association (Financement Participatif France) released today the 3 rd edition of its annual industry Barometer. For the first time, the data was compiled by auditing and consulting firm KPMG , which lends to the Barometer additional weight. The association was represented, among other board members, by its chairman, Nicolas...
IOSCO Research Report on Financial Technologies (Fintech)
The Board of the International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO) tasked the Committee on Emerging Risks (CER) to collaborate with other IOSCO Committees and lead a study on the evolution of Financial Technologies, including its intersection with securities markets regulation. IOSCO is the international body that brings together the...
Bridging the gap: connecting banks and women
Consider the following statistics: Women make 89% of the banking decisions for their families. Just 20% of female breadwinners said they were "very well prepared" to make financial decisions, versus 45% of their male peers. Women will control two-thirds of the consumer wealth in the U.S. over the next decade and be the beneficiaries of the largest...
Member News: Ecobank Fintech Challenge 2017
Ecobank has earmarked $500,000 (about Rwf410 million) to support startups and young innovators across the African continent.The funds are part of the Ecobank Fintech Challenge 2017 meant to support young entrepreneurs on the continent.However, entrepreneurs will first convince the Pan-African lender by showcasing bankable business plans and...
The World Federation of Exchanges (WFE) recognises the importance of ensuring small and medium enterprises (SMEs) can access equity market financing. This research identified globally-consistent barriers and opportunities for enhancing access to equity market finance. The research results are derived from surveys of companies, investors and market...
Bitbond raises $1.2 million to grow SME lending platform
Global SME lending platform Bitbond today announced the closing of an equity funding round of $1.2 million (€1.1 million). This round brings Bitbond’s raised equity capital to a total of $2.3 million. Led by mobilike founder Şekip Can Gökalp, a number of business angels contributed to the round. Among them were Fyber founders Janis Zech and...
Expanding Women's Financial Inclusion in Bangladesh
The participation of women in business is increasingly being recognized as fundamental to economic growth. With women representing half the labor force aged 15–49 in Bangladesh, accelerating entrepreneurship and access to finance will be pivotal to socio-economic development in the country. According to the Bangladesh Labor Force Survey of 2013,...