Asia

Is India Better Off Without Aadhaar?

Is India Better Off Without Aadhaar?

How to move forward after a data breach affects India’s biometric ID system By Mona Kapoor and Iain Brougham Reports of data security...

The Game-Changing Innovation That Could Bring Financial Services to Millions in India

The Game-Changing Innovation That Could Bring Financial Services to Millions in India

As part of our Best of 2017 series, we are re-publishing some of the top articles from the past year. IndiaStack enables...

One Step Closer to Giving All Indians the Tools to Build a Better Life

One Step Closer to Giving All Indians the Tools to Build a Better Life

Financial inclusion gets a boost as RBL Bank increases commitment to Swadhaar By Abhishek Agrawal 500,000 people in India have been able...

With Natural Disasters Getting More Severe, People Need Money to Prepare and Rebuild

Better financial services can help people be resilient in a changing climate Everyone needs access to high-quality financial tools. They give...

Piyush Khaitan of NeoGrowth

Piyush Khaitan of NeoGrowth

“What we’re doing is a new concept.” NeoGrowth, based in Mumbai, is a fintech company that lends to small businesses...

An Inclusive Financial Future Is Driven by Customer Needs and Cooperation

An Inclusive Financial Future Is Driven by Customer Needs and Cooperation

Working Together to Advance Financial Inclusion — Highlights from Money 20/20 By Vikas Raj When some of the world’s most creative...

New VentureKast Episode: How First Circle Supports Small Businesses in the Philippines

New VentureKast Episode: How First Circle Supports Small Businesses in the Philippines

Podcast: Addressing the small business credit gap in Southeast Asia “It’s this perfect combination of being able to build a...

The Game-Changing Innovation That Could Bring Financial Services to Millions in India

The Game-Changing Innovation That Could Bring Financial Services to Millions in India

IndiaStack enables cashless, on-demand financial services for all Indians The traditional financial system hasn’t worked for millions of Indians. The slow...

Woodcarver Daw Yin Yin Myint

Women Entrepreneurs of Myanmar: Woodcarver Daw Yin Yin Myint’s Story of Running a Family Business

The following is from an interview with Daw Yin Yin Myint, 44 years old, who inherited her family’s wood carving...

Innovation in MSME Finance: First Circle in the Philippines

Innovation in MSME Finance: First Circle in the Philippines

By Srishti Kedia The vast majority of businesses in the Philippines — 99% or more — belong in the micro, small, and medium (MSME) category....