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Woman sitting in chair in front of the supply of the fast-moving consumer goods, like bottled water, that she sells.

How supply chain data can unlock credit for small businesses

Supply chain finance can enable just-in-time credit, benefitting merchants, financial service providers, and more By Prateek Shrivastava and Jason Loughnane In emerging markets, small...

Deepak writes in a notebook while at his job managing a guest house

Deepak couldn’t wait 6 months for gas money

SmartCoin’s mobile app makes getting individual loans more efficient in India Deepak Kumar takes his job managing a guest house...

Fish market on San Gregario Street in Xochimilco, a southeastern municipality of Mexico City, one of the places we visited for our user research.

Why aren’t people saving money in Mexico?

Customer research offers insights into the drop in financial product usage in Mexico By Pablo Antón-Diaz According to the Global Findex, the...

Workers gather around a laptop computer and mobile phone.

The biggest mistakes lenders make when going digital

Financial services providers must assess and build digital readiness before digital transformation By Kathleen Yaworsky “We should go digital” is often...

4 crucial insights for the future of financial inclusion

4 crucial insights for the future of financial inclusion

Fintech conference MoneyConf highlighted inclusion, data, partnerships, and more By Lisa Johnson Every day, I scan the news to see where...

Gowri Mukherjee of CreditMantri

Gowri Mukherjee of CreditMantri

“Getting access to credit is important to our customers because they just need a better life.” In India’s rapidly-developing economy, millions...

Transforming finance for low-income people in Bolivia

Transforming finance for low-income people in Bolivia

Microfinance institution BancoSol serves Bolivian small businesses and individuals By Jorge de Angulo and Rachel Morpeth Twenty-six years ago in the Andes...

He just wanted to give his sister a beautiful wedding

He just wanted to give his sister a beautiful wedding

Banks wouldn’t serve Bhuvanesh because he had no credit history — CreditMantri helped Bhuvanesh V grew up in a family...

5 key principles for financial service providers looking to go digital

5 key principles for financial service providers looking to go digital

A quick guide to building digital maturity and enabling digital transformation with the Digital Maturity Matrix By Paul Lamont I am continually...

Small businesses play a huge role in communities, but they need help

Small businesses play a huge role in communities, but they need help

Can supply chain financing be used as a tool to drive financial inclusion? By Iain Brougham and Andrea Horak Lack of credit and...