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Strange Bedfellows? Why Fintechs and MFIs Are Actually the Perfect Match

More than a decade of successful MFI-fintech partnerships have proven that the two can be much more than "frenemies." Here are seven success factors for great partnerships.


Four Rural Fintechs Fostering Financial Inclusion in India

In India, rural fintech emerges as a compelling solution, leveraging technology to extend financial inclusion to the country’s vast rural population.


Her Fintech Edge: Market Insights for Inclusive Growth

The study explores the representation of women within fintech portfolios and the factors influencing it. It investigates whether fintech firms actively target women customers and the strategies they employ.


Ericsson, Telenor Microfinance Bank Strengthen Partnership to Propel Easypaisa Financial Services

Ericsson and Telenor Microfinance Bank have signed a multi-year extension of their partnership to propel easypaisa’s financial services offerings and expand the horizon of their service portfolio within the fintech sector in Pakistan.


Nigerian Microfinance Bank Carbon Acquires Fintech Startup Vella Finance

The acquisition of the fintech startup paves for Carbon to launch a new banking platform targeting Nigerian businesses.

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Humanitarian Aid Meets Fintech

Providing humanitarian aid in emergency situations is fraught with risks and challenges. Here are four ways fintech innovations are helping aid agencies streamline delivery and manage risks.


Zain Bahrain Launches New Fintech Company, Bede App

Bede is an innovative Shariah-compliant fintech mobile app offering a seamless and convenient consumer microfinance service in just a few taps.


Fintech Promotes Financial Inclusion in Bahrain

Bahrain hosts much of the most innovative fintech activity, including wider access to financial services.


GCash and Mayani Join Forces to Boost Financial Inclusion in Philippine Agriculture

Finance super app GCash has entered the agrifintech sector through a partnership with Mayani, an agri-fisheries platform connecting smallholder farmers and fishers to buyers.


Fintech Pioneers Discuss Innovations Driving Financial Inclusion

At TechSparks 2023 Delhi edition, industry leaders discussed how fintech innovations, including tailored products, data-driven risk assessment, and sustainable finance, are reshaping the financial landscape.