Unbanked

Small loans to tide you over till payday
From being called ‘worse than loan sharks,’ to more neutral reviews saying that it is almost impossible to get a loan from the site, fintech startup UangTeman is surviving, and indeed, seemingly thriving.
Telkomsel aiming to change lifestyles with TCash
Telkomsel is pushing its TCash mobile wallet to not only tap a lucrative millennial market, but to also provide financial services to the unbanked.
Banking disruption: It’s about collaboration, not competition
When it comes to financial inclusion, all players – traditional FSIs, telcos, fintech companies and governments – should be working together, seamlessly, to foster a cashless society.
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.
How technology is redefining financial services in Asean
Asean has enormous opportunities for organisations able to deliver financial services readily and cheaply to ‘unbanked’ consumers, writes Krupal Raval of Digital Realty.
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).
PawnHero from the Philippines wows ‘em at Echelon 2015
Fintech startup PawnHero from the Philippines was crowned the winner at Echelon Asia Summit 2015, bucking the trend of Thai startups claiming the top prize over the last two years.
Banks don’t hold the future of banking: Akamai exec
Banks may talk about a customer-centric experience, but there is too much governance and too much legacy, and they are horrible at innovating, says Akamai’s John Ellis.
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