Financial Inclusion

Award-winning Malaysian team out to pursue social good
A Malaysian team won MasterCard’s Masters of Code global hackathon by building a software platform to manage the salaries of foreign domestic workers, but that’s just the start.
Microfinance users to soar from 94mil to 283mil by 2020: Juniper Research
Both microfinance providers and mobile carriers are driving a surge in financial inclusion for the unbanked populace in developing nations, through the provision of sophisticated mobile finance services, according to new data from Juniper Research.
Tata Communications and MasterCard unite to empower 100mil women
Tata Communications and MasterCard said they aim to financially empower 25,000 women in the developing world, part of a larger vision to ultimately reach 100 million women.
MasterCard, SMU launch social and financial inclusion programme
MasterCard and Singapore Management University (SMU) said they are partnering in a new two-year social and financial inclusion programme that catalyse research on social entrepreneurship, innovation and financial inclusion.
ITU focus group on financial inclusion to meet in KL
The ITU Focus Group on Digital Financial Services (DFS) for Financial Inclusion will be meeting in Kuala Lumpur at the end of the month to continue discussions on what the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) has described as one of the world’s most challenging social and economic issues: Access to formal financial services by the world’s poorest two billion people.
APAC outpacing rest of the world in mobile payments: IDC
Mobile payment growth in Asia Pacific is outpacing the rest of the world, and will make up half of the global market by 2017, according to International Data Corporation (IDC).
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