Tagged: Unbanked

Fintech Service Provider Menta Chooses Agora Services to Introduce Credit Builder Loan Platform

Menta, a Fintech service provider streamlining access to credit for the underbanked consumers, has reportedly chosen Agora Services to introduce its credit builder loan platform. The underbanked segment represents over 100 million US residents who are considered disadvantaged because of the shortcomings of the traditional… Read More

Stellar Development Foundation Reveals that Flutterwave has Introduced New Remittance Corridors

The Stellar Development Foundation (SDF) reveals that Flutterwave, an international payments tech firm, has introduced new remittance corridors between Europe and the MENA region on the Stellar network. Working with TEMPO, Flutterwave is focused on leveraging the Stellar network and Stellar USDC to simplify the… Read More

Fintech Is Increasingly being Embedded where Financial Info, Money Is Involved: Report

Plaid and The Harris Poll have released a report, titled The Fintech Effect: Fintech’s Mass Adoption Moment. The report noted that as Fintech adoption approaches “parity” with traditional banking (95% of consumers are banked), it’s also become the main way that most consumers manage their… Read More

Amir Hemmat: CEO at Welcome Tech Explains How His Firm Assists Hispanic Population with Accessing Financial Services

Immigrants have been neglected by traditional banking and financial institutions. Our financial systems and related practices have been developed for a consumer who has been raised in the US or has a considerable amount of financial knowledge. Our systems tend to make many assumptions as… 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

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

New Whitepaper Charts Digital Wallet Growth in Africa, Beyond

A new Omdia whitepaper commissioned by fintech solutions provider CR2 discusses the rise of digital wallets and their influence on the unbanked and underbanked and offers recommendations on how incumbent banks can embrace digital wallets to engage with new and existing customers. It cites key… Read More

Payments Fintech Paysafe Extends its Partnership with IntelliPay, an Intelligent Cloud Payment Service

Paysafe (NYSE: PSFE), a specialized payments platform, recently revealed that it has extended its partnership with Utah-based IntelliPay, a provider of an “intelligent” Cloud-enabled payment service (including alternative payment models). IntelliPay, which utilizes Paysafe’s payment processing platform, will reportedly be adding the Paysafecash online cash… Read More

Indonesia’s BRI Argo Partners Fintech PayFazz to Expand Digital Banking Services

PT. Bank Rakyat Indonesia Agroniaga (BRI Agro) has teamed up with local agent-based Fintech firm Payfazz. Using the API of its digital lending app Pinang, BRI Agro’s online savings and lending solutions will be offered to 250,000+ Payfazz agents. Agents can provide the same service… Read More

Indian Fintech Jai Kisan, which Aims to Offer Credit to Financially Underserved, Secures $30M via Series A

India-based Jai Kisan, a Fintech startup that is focused on bringing modern financial services to the country’s rural areas, where commercial banking institutions have very low penetration rates, revealed on Monday (May 31, 2021) that it had acquired $30 million in capital through a new… Read More

Monetary Authority of Singapore and Mojaloop Foundation to Support the Financially Underserved with Digital Currency Settlement Systems

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) and the Mojaloop Foundation revealed on Wednesday (May 26, 2021) that MAS will be joining the Mojaloop Foundation as a Sponsor-level member in order to collaborate on offering the underserved access to “affordable” financial services via digital currency based settlement… Read More

Instant Money Transfer Fintech Spoko.app Partners Sumsub, an ID Verification Firm

Instant money transfer Fintech Spoko.app reveals that it has teamed up with Sumsub, an ID verification firm that claims to offer bank-grade security. Through their partnership, Spoko.app will aim to enhance fraud protection and lower average user verification time down to a minute, in order… Read More

Wells Fargo Unveils Banking Inclusion Initiative; Seeks to Accelerate Access of Affordable Transactional Accounts For Unbanked Households

  Wells Fargo (NYSE: WFC) announced on Monday the launch of its Banking Inclusion Initiative, which is described as a 10-year commitment to help unbanked individuals gain access to affordable, mainstream, digitally-enabled transactional accounts. According to Wells Fargo, the initiative will focus on reaching unbanked communities and,… Read More

BNPL Fintech Graviti Founder Explains how his Firm Helps Unbanked Mexico Residents Make Flexible Payments on Basic Appliances

Yusef Jacobs, the 28-year-old Founder and Chief Executive at Graviti, aims to transform microfinance by allowing consumers to gain access to essential appliances. Jacobs believes that people who might not have a lot of funds will still pay for items they really need. Jacobs has… Read More

South African Fintech Adumo Secures R225 Million from International Finance Corp., IFC Financial Growth Fund

South Africa based Fintech group Adumo has secured R225 million (appr. $14.9 million) in capital from the International Finance Corporation (IFC), which is a member of the World Bank Group. The IFC Financial Institutions Growth Fund also contributed investments in order to expand access to… Read More

Tim Frost: CEO at YIELD App Reveals how Algorithmic Stablecoins Provide Censorship-Resistant Financial Services, Comments on other Fintech Developments

Tim Frost, CEO at YIELD App, which is a comprehensive Fintech app offering a wide range of DeFi services and new investment strategies, has shared his views and insights regarding the recent trading frenzy that was initiated by a group of armchair investors via Reddit… Read More

Southeast Asian Blockchain Startup Lightnet Partners MoneyGram to Provide Comprehensive Money Transfer Services

Blockchain startup Lightnet has teamed up with MoneyGram, a leading provider of cross-border peer to peer payments and money transfer services. MoneyGram will be integrating Lightnet’s technology with its fund transfer services so that customers can access a wide range of payout services across the… Read More

Fintech Fairbanc, which Offers Credit to Southeast Asia’s Unbanked, Is Now Backed by Columbia Business School

Fairbanc, the Silicon Valley-based Fintech firm that provides credit to the unbanked or financially underserved in Southeast Asia, has received financial backing from Columbia Business School’s student-run impact fund, Microlumbia. According to a release, this financial backing has come shortly after an investment from 500… Read More

Mexico based Digital Bank albo Secures $45 Million in Capital to Expand Operations into Lending and Insurance Services

Mexico-based digital bank albo has secured $45 million in capital through an investment round in order to expand its operations into lending and insurance services. Several investors took part in albo’s latest round, including Valar Ventures, Greyhound Capital, Mountain Nazca and Flourish Ventures. The digital… Read More

Global ID Verification Provider, Onfido, to Offer Authentication Services to Malaysia’s MyCash Money

Onfido, a global ID verification provider, will be offering its user authentication services to Malaysia’s MyCash Money. Onfido has also been providing similar services to other Fintech firms in the region, including BigPay and MoneyMatch. MyCash Money is a digital marketplace that’s focused on serving… Read More

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