Tagged: financial inclusion

Mastercard and Citi to Support Financial Inclusion, Sustainability Efforts

Mastercard (NYSE: MA) and Citi (NYSE: C) have formed a new partnership in order to support local residents and small businesses via greater public-private sector collaboration. Through City Possible, Mastercard’s partnership and co-creation framework for cities, the two international firms will aim to “bring their… Read More

Ribbit Capital Makes Investment in Bank Jago to Support Financial Inclusion Efforts in Indonesia

PT Bank Jago Tbk recently announced that Ribbit Capital, which is one of the leading Fintech investors whose investments includes Tinkoff, Revolut, BharatPe, Robinhood, Affirm, Nubank, Coinbase and Credit Karma, has made an investment in Bank Jago, an Indonesia-listed tech -based bank with “a drive… Read More

COTI Introduces Bank Accounts and Visa Debit Cards

COTI is pleased to confirm that its Visa debit cards and bank account are accessible to the public. With assistance from Simplex, both of these financial tools should help with addressing “economic inequality.” As noted in an update shared with Crowdfund Insider, COTI aims to… Read More

Central Bank of Philippines and Local Payments Sector Introduce Digitalization, Financial Inclusion Initiatives

The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP), the central bank of the Philippines, and the payment systems sector are preparing to introduce various initiatives that are set to promote payments digitalization and financial inclusion in the Southeast Asian nation. Benjamin E. Diokni, BSP Governor, stated (during… Read More

RCBC’s Financial Inclusion Fintech App DiskarTech Completes $230M in Digital Transactions in a Year Since Launch

Rizal Commercial Banking Corporation’s (RCBC) financial inclusion app DiskarTech has managed to process gross transaction value of over P11.8 billion (appr. $230M) just a year after its launch (in July 2020). As mentioned in the announcement, this total transaction value includes money transfers performed via… Read More

eToro Commits $1M Stake to GoodDollar Universal Basic Income Initiative

eToro, a multi-asset investment platform that empowers consumers to grow their knowledge and wealth as part of a global community of investors, reveals that it’s “reinforcing its commitment to opening the digital economy to the next billion global crypto users.” eToro confirmed in a release… Read More

Central Bank in the Philippines and French Development Agency to Support Financial Inclusion Initiatives

Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP), the central bank of the Philippines, and the Agence Française de Développement (AFD), the French Development Agency, have committed to a grant facility agreement of 700,000 Euros (appr. PHP 41.3 million) in order to support the Philippines’ financial inclusion efforts,… Read More

Grow Credit Raises $106.3M Funding Round

Grow Credit, a Black-owned financial inclusion platform, has raised a $106.3 million financing seed round, comprised of $6.3 million in equity financing from various investors and $100 million in debt financing from Arena Investors, LP, a $2.6 billion private investment fund. The round includes returning… Read More

Fintech dopay, a B2B2C Payments Platform for Unbanked Workers, Secures $18M via Series A

dopay, a B2B2C payments platform that aims to serve 1.7 billion unbanked workers in emerging markets, has finalized an $18 million Series A round. As mentioned in a release, dopay intends to address a steady and growing demand from businesses for cashless payroll and from… Read More

$50M Risk-Sharing Agreement to Support Microfinance Signed by ADB and BlueOrchard

BlueOrchard Finance, a Switzerland-based impact investment manager, and the Asian Development Bank (ADB) have entered a $50 million risk-sharing agreement for microfinance coverage in ADB’s developing member countries (DMCs). The firm is reportedly the first impact investment manager to work closely with the ADB’s microfinance… Read More

Lisa Sun: CEO at Mogul Productions, a Decentralized Platform “Democratizing” Film Industry, Says Transparent Script-to-Screen Process is Vital

Mogul Productions claims to be a “decentralized” platform working towards “democratizing” the film financing industry. In what they consider to be a new concept, Mogul aims to bring decentralized finance (DeFi) and non-fungible tokens or NFTs as the “focal point” for the traditional movie industry…. Read More

Personal Finance Products Firm Crediverso to Effectively Serve Hispanic Consumers in the US

Crediverso, the Hispanic-owned personal finance products firm, reveals that it has introduced a bilingual platform and a financial products marketplace tool “to serve the 62M+ Hispanic consumers in the U.S., who are 2-3x more likely to be underbanked than the rest of the population,” according… Read More

Latvia based Fintech Jeff App Finalizes $1.5M Seed Extension Led by J12 Ventures

Jeff App, the Latvian Fintech company offering a data-powered loan brokerage platform for unbanked or financially underserved consumers in Asia, has finalized a $1.5 million seed extension round, which was led by J12 Ventures. Jeff App has now secured a total of $2.5 million. Other… Read More

Indian Digital Payments Fintech PhonePe Now Claims 300 Million Users Just 5 Years After Launch

Rahul Chari, CTO and Co-Founder at PhonePe, one of India’s leading payments app providers, recently confirmed that they’ve onboarded 300 million users after launching operations around 5 years back. Chari writes in a blog post that they launched the PhonePe app on August 28, 2016… Read More

Singapore’s SME Financing Platform Validus has Financed SGD 1 Billion in Small Business Loans

This month in August 2021, five years after issuing their very first loan to an SME borrower in Singapore, the Validus team reports reaching a notable milestone of cumulatively having financed over SGD 1 billion in SME loans via the Validus marketplace. As they look… Read More

BNPL Pay, a Decentralized Lending Protocol, to Enable Financial Inclusion

BNPL Pay, a “decentralized” lending protocol that “puts credit in the hands of those who need it the most (users without capital), says that it aims to address the problems presented by uncollateralized borrowing through their “novel” design of “a decentralized network of banking nodes.”… Read More

Digital Transformation: HSBC Qatar Introduces Mobile Payments and Seamless Collections Services

HSBC Qatar has introduced mobile payments and collections services for its personal and corporate clients, as part of its ongoing investment into digitizing banking services. These recent updates will aim to enable greater financial inclusion for the unbanked sector and  visitors in Qatar, which is… Read More

Fintech Sokin Introduces Subscription-based International Payments Service in the UK and Europe

Sokin has introduced its “new generation” fixed fee payment service for “cost-effective” currency exchange without any hidden fees in order to make payments “more open” and transparent, according to a release. At present, consumers are being taken advantage of “when it comes to the total… Read More

Ximena Alemán: Co-CEO at Prometeo, the LatAm Fintech Leading Open Banking Adoption, Reveals how They’re Enabling Financial Inclusion

Ximena Alemán, Co-CEO at Prometeo, the Latin American (LatAm) Fintech firm that’s leading Open Banking adoption throughout the region, recently shared key industry insights with Crowdfund Insider. Prometeo recently announced the launch of Spark, which is a free-of-cost program for high-potential startups, Fintechs, as well… Read More

FDIC Announces that Teams Will Be Chosen to Explore Technology to Address Needs of Unbanked Consumers

The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) recently revealed that eight teams have been chosen to take part in a “tech sprint” designed “to explore new technologies and techniques” to assist banking institutions with meeting the requirements of unbanked consumers. The FDIC’s technology lab, FDITECH, introduced… Read More

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