Texting people out of poverty – The Juntos way

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Written by Laura Sim Carmen Hernandez, 34, lives in Dallas with her husband and five children. Her husband works in construction, earning about $50,000 a year. Hernandez makes party decorations and tailors clothing, making $800 to $1,000 a month. In February 2014, the family only had $300 in savings. That month, Hernandez began using a program called Juntos that sends …


Guest Article: The future of peer-to-peer lending in Asia

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By Vikas Jain, Funding Societies The financial services industry has taken huge strides in the last 20-odd years, with path-breaking innovations in the financial system such as the advent of automated teller machines (ATMs), credit cards, online banking, mobile banking and sophisticated loan and deposit products. The speed of innovation has been unprecedented. One new offering that has developed more …

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Interview: Digital Banking, Fintech, Blockchain, IOT and New Normal of Financial Services with Javieer Singh, Head of Innovation @ ACCESS

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The onset of the Lunar New Year is the opportune moment for reconnecting old friends and acquaintances. We took this time to catch up with Jaiveer Singh, the keynote speaker for the Financial Inclusion Summit Asia 2016   Q: Tell us a little bit about yourself, and how you got into the banking industry. Jaiveer: During my school days, I was …

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Highlights from the 2016 Financial Inclusion Summit

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RECAP Drawing from its humble beginnings during the microfinance revolution of the 1970s, the financial inclusion movement has since evolved into a global multi-billion dollar commercial opportunity. In 2012, the Asian Development Bank approved 121 projects amounting to an estimated USD $2.59 billion. Numerous Asian governments, banks and NGOs are now actively seeking the empowerment of the underbanked populace and …