This document is a synthesised version of a more extensive, in-depth and non- published feasibility study that highlights the importance of Inclusive FinTechs as providers of affordable and accessible products to underserved segments and the need for Impact-Linked Financing to support them.
Rise FinTech Insights: Diversity in FinTech
This report focuses on diversity within FinTech. People often equate technology with innovation and regard the ‘Tech’ in FinTech as the main transforming drive in the sector, but equally important is how thinking differently about problems can lead to radically innovative solutions. And the best way of thinking differently is by encouraging diversity – putting different people, ideas and experiences together. This report provides insights and resources on promoting gender, cultural and ethnic diversity across a range of activities, from hiring employees and funding entrepreneurs to boosting financial literacy in communities. It also features the views of a range of founders from our global Rise FinTech ecosystem whose impact is felt across financial services.
Women in VC: The Untapped Potential of Women-led Funds
This report explores the nuances of female partners and women-led funds—the reality, the opportunities available to us, and the actions we need to take in order to move the conversation forward. The data points to an outsized opportunity to anchor and nurture this new wave of women-led funds, and emphasizes why the time to invest in their potential is right now. Together, we can tackle the inequality in venture funding.
Data Driving Action for Women Dialogue Series: THE POWER OF GENDER DATA: GENDER-INCLUSIVE DIGITAL FINANCIAL SERVICES
This report provides a readout of the third and final roundtable discussion convened by the Women’s Financial Inclusion Data (WFID) partnership, which includes the Financial Alliance for Women. This discussion convened senior representatives from global financial institutions, FinTechs, researchers and other key stakeholders for a discussion on how gender data can help the industry create a gender-intelligent and inclusive business model.
Exploring FinTech Solutions for Women
New digital technologies are revolutionizing the financial services industry around the world. Africa has been an innovation hub in this area, due to its rapid adoption of mobile communication networks. How might the explosion of fintech platforms and applications be tapped to foster greater financial inclusion, especially for women, who are underserved by traditional banking? This scoping paper from the IDRC and Mastercard explores available evidence on the uptake of fintech in Africa and how it is changing the financial landscape.
Can FinTech Improve Banking for Women?
This is the presentation given by Leandro Gimeno, Head of Business Development for Latin America, Strands, at the panel Can FinTech Improve Banking for Women Customers? at the 2015 GBA Summit.