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Zambian Fintech Startup, Lupiya Receives $1 Million Investment From Engyma Ventures

Microfinance startup Lupiya has received an investment of $1 million from a US Venture Capital fund Enygma Ventures.

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Vancity Loans $740k to Brighter Investment for Education Microfinance in Africa

Brighter Investment Investor Relations Manager Belinda Kuglenu argues that although school closures, rising unemployment rates and falling wages may result in delayed distributions to investors, the outlook for "long-term returns remain strong."

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Savings Groups Cushioning Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic in Zambia

As the world continues to face economic turmoil resulting from the COVID-19, communities in Zambia are turning to informal savings groups to cushion the impact of the pandemic.

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Pandemic Lending Pushes Community Banks Toward Fintech Fixes

A federal stimulus program to combat the recent economic downturn is pushing more community banks to embrace financial technology partnerships.

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The Impact of Coronavirus on Foreign Workers

A Q&A with World Bank economist Dilip Ratha on the job losses and travel restrictions affecting migrants around the world.

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COVID-19 Is Boosting Fintech and Mobile Money in Myanmar, but What’s Next?

Where does Myanmar’s fintech industry stand after its first decade?

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Africa Leaders Urge Closer Ties Amid Post-COVID "Better Normal"

Central banks in Africa are responding to COVID-19 by investing in practical solutions that bring disadvantaged groups into formal financial services, accelerating their ability to recover and build resilience against future crises.

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COVID-19: Augmenting Farmer Access to Long-Term Credit

Failing to protect farmers amid the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic can worsen India’s agrarian distress.

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Digital Financial Inclusion in the Times of COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic could be a game changer for digital financial services.