Will cash and checks still exist 15 or 20 years from now given the increasing digitization of money? Is the smartphone our new bank? Will many people working in the financial sector industry lose…

José de Luna-Martínez, Wei Zhang |

An Afghan woman uses her skills to make artificial flowers for sell. Photo Credit: Rumi Consultancy/ World Bank. Earlier this year, I visited a meeting of a Village Savings and Loan Association in…

Mohammad Shafi Rahimi |

Photo credit: Katie O’Gara Ethiopia, the single largest African coffee producer and the world’s fifth largest, is commonly considered to be the birthplace of coffee.  It’s hardly a surprise that…

Ellysar Baroudy, Dan Radack |

Did you know that in Kenya less than 15% of the population is covered with old age security? This means that many Kenyans are facing a vulnerability of retiring into poverty. But this is not…

Rose Kwena |

金融技术正在改变着全球金融行业,也为扩大面向低收入家庭的金融服务提供了可能——一直以来,这些家庭或承受不起此类服务或无法获得此类服务。金融技术改善发展中国家人民生活状况的潜力巨大,其带来的可能性及产生的影响同样巨大。 金融行业已开始采用不同方法运作;该行业的主流是采用新方法来收集、处理并使用信息。全新的各类主体正在进入这一领域。金融行业的方方面面——包括支付和基础设施、…

Joaquim Levy |

La technologie financière (Fintech) fait évoluer le secteur financier (a) dans le monde entier. Elle favorise aussi l’accès des ménages à bas revenu aux services financiers. Son potentiel et son…

Joaquim Levy |

Las tecnofinanzas—o FinTech en inglés— están cambiando el sector financiero (i) en todo el mundo. También están facilitando que los servicios financieros lleguen a las familias de bajos ingresos…

Joaquim Levy |

  [[tweetable]]التكنولوجيا المالية تغير القطاع المالي على نطاق عالمي وتساعد على تغطية الخدمات المالية للأسر منخفضة الدخل[[/tweetable]] التي لم تكن تمتلك الإمكانيات أو القدرة على الحصول على هذه…

Joaquim Levy |

Financial technology — or FinTech — is changing the financial sector on a global scale. It is also enabling the expansion of financial services to low-income families who have been unable to…

Joaquim Levy |