Tagged: financial inclusion

Financial Inclusion: Elphinstone to Transform Pakistani Investing with Seamless USD Accessibility

In the “bustling” landscape of Pakistan, Elphinstone claims that it stands as a beacon of financial empowerment, offering “a gateway for the country’s burgeoning middle class to unlock their financial potential.” Co-founded by Farooq Tirmizi and Uzair Mahmud in 2020, Elphinstone addresses a critical pain… Read More

Efficient Cross-Border Payment Services have Potential to Improve Lives by Enabling Economic Growth – Report

Faster, cheaper, and more transparent cross-border payment services have “the potential to improve many lives by supporting economic growth, international trade, global development, and financial inclusion.” This, according to an update shared by the International Monetary Fund (IMF). The Group of Twenty has prioritized such… Read More

425 Million Consumers Own Crypto and 83% of G20 Nations Are Working on Regulatory Guidelines for Digital Assets – Report

Cryptocurrency isn’t just here to stay – it’s the “future of money,” according to an update from Coinbase (NASDAQ:COIN). The largest crypto exchange in the US has outlined the status of digital assets while predicting a bullish future for crypto. Even in the aftermath of… Read More

Fintech Firm Centi Announces Completion of Financing Round Led by Archblock and Bloomhaus Ventures

Centi is announcing the successful completion of its seed financing round led by Archblock and Bloomhaus Ventures with continued investments from existing shareholders and founders. Recognized for its proficiency in processing transactions as small as a cent, Centi claims that it  is now poised “for… Read More

Digitt+, an Agri-Fintech Firm, Granted Full Commercial Approval by State Bank of Pakistan (SBP)

Digitt+, an agri-fintech company, has been granted with a full commercial approval by the State Bank of Pakistan. This recent achievement marks “the culmination of an exciting journey that began with pilot approval, during which they onboarded 10,000 customers, facilitated transactions of worth PKR 400… Read More

Almond Fintech Secures $7M to Remove Financial Barriers Globally

Almond Fintech, a B2B technology company bridging the worlds of fiat and digital currency, is excited to announce a new funding milestone of $7 million. The funding from the investment round will aim to help broaden Almond’s rapidly expanding network in Asia, the Americas, while… Read More

Fintechs Pathward and TabaPay to Enable Money Movement Solutions for Clients

Pathward, N.A., a U.S.-based financial empowerment company driven by its purpose to power financial inclusion, announced the expansion of its partnership with TabaPay, a money movement platform for merchants and leading fintech brands. The firms first announced partnering in 2020 and “the deeper alliance provides… Read More

Markus Prommik of Finfra: Industry Exec Comments on Embedded Lending and the New Fintech Rules

We recently spoke with Markus Prommik, CEO and Co-founder of Finfra, a Fintech platform that develops white-labeled lending products for non-Fintech companies seeking to integrate financial services into their platforms. Based in Jakarta, Indonesia, Finfra not only provides practical embedded lending solutions to their clients… Read More

Coinbase Ventures to Support University of Arkansas’ Bounds Accelerator

Coinbase (NASDAQ:COIN) is working to update the financial system that was built over 100 years ago by using crypto to provide people with more economic freedom and opportunity. To advance this purpose, Coinbase is building what it claims it the most “trusted” crypto products and… Read More

UK Fintech Zilch Launches Product to Help Consumers Excluded from Mainstream Credit

Zilch, the UK-headquartered ad-subsidized payments network, today proudly unveils Zilch Up – a product dedicated to empowering people typically excluded from mainstream credit. This will create access for millions “to build their financial profiles safely and responsibly and without paying any interest.” The introduction of… Read More

ADB Approves $300m Loan to Boost Financial Inclusion in the Philippines

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved a $300 million policy-based loan to support the Philippines government in creating a stronger institutional and policy environment to help expand Filipinos’ access to financial services, particularly the vulnerable segment of the population, and to promote economic growth…. Read More

Coinbase Encourages 52M Crypto Holders to Advocate for Change, Focused on Supporting Financial Inclusion

Nearly nine in ten Americans believe it is time to update the financial system, but progress is being slowed “by resistance of those in power who embrace the status quo: outdated systems that limit economic freedom and opportunity for everyday Americans,” according to an updatre… Read More

Virtual Banking: Pakistan Issues In-Principle Approvals to Digital Banks, as Nation’s Fintech Sector Expands

In order to support innovation, financial inclusion as well as the emerging digital financial services ecosystem, the State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) has reportedly issued In-Principle Approvals for launching five digital retail-focused banking platforms. Pakistan’s newly approved online banks reportedly include HugoBank, KT Bank Pakistan… Read More

UK Financial Inclusion Report Examines Impact of a Cost of Living Credit Crunch, State of Personal and Household Finances

Plend‘s ‘Financial Inclusion Report notes that the impact of a cost of living credit crunch’ is far-reaching. The update touches on the effects of “the cost of living crisis, personal and household finances, and the resulting impacts on access to financial services in the UK.”… Read More

Paymentology, Mastercard to Accelerate Financial Inclusion in Central America

Paymentology, the global issuer-processor, announces an expanded partnership with Mastercard (NYSE: MA) to bolster financial inclusion across Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador. According to a recent Mastercard and Americas Market Intelligence (AMI) study, while most Latin Americans gained “access to basic financial products between 2020… Read More

Fintech Lending Platform Zirtue, TruStage to Provide Loan Insurance Solution

Zirtue, the relationship-based lending app with a mission to drive financial inclusion, announces today its partnership with TruStage, a financially strong insurance, investment, and technology provider, built on the philosophy of people helping people. Formally known as CUNA Mutual Group, TruStage was “born out of… Read More

Standard Chartered, Ant Group to Support Global Sustainable Development

Standard Chartered (LON: STAN) and Ant Group entered into an agreement to deepen their partnership in driving green and inclusive finance, global fund management and sustainable development. Both parties will jointly contribute “to tackling global issues such as climate change and ocean protection.” Dr. José… Read More

Pockit, the Financial Super App for Low-Income and Underserved Communities, Secures $10M via Growth Round

Pockit – the financial super app for low-income and underserved communities – has raised $10 million in a growth round “led by Puma Private Equity, with participation from The North East Development Capital Fund, managed by Maven Capital Partners and supported by the European Regional… Read More

Stablecoins, LatAm: Credix Introduces “Fully” Insured USDC Receivables Pool with Clave, Solana Foundation, Keyrock

Credix, with support from Clave, launched a “first-of-its-kind,” fully insured receivables pool. Inaugural investors include the Solana Foundation and Keyrock. The receivables pool offers an investment opportunity “to accredited investors seeking up to a double-digit yield while insuring credit risk.” More specifically, the pool, “which… Read More

Financial Inclusion: Revolut Introduces Accounts for US Residents without SSNs

Revolut, the global financial super-app with more than 30 million customers globally, consistent with its ongoing mission to give customers more control over their finances and connect people seamlessly across the world, announces it is “offering accounts to non-US citizens in the US, who do… Read More