The female economy is large, fast-growing and underserved—and fintechs are well-positioned to tap into it. To help them embrace this win-win opportunity, the Financial Alliance for Women surveyed 168 fintechs and 30 investors and other ecosystem players from around the world. This report explores how fintechs have been approaching and serving the multi-trillion-dollar women’s market and offers insights and recommendations in six key areas to help drive more involvement.
Progress Report – March 2020: The Alison Rose Review of Female Entrepreneurship
One year on, this update finds that NatWest’s “Alison Rose Review of Female Entrepreneurship” has already had an impact on women entrepreneurs in the UK, with the Investing in Women Code adopted by 22 financial institutions in the country; NatWest dedicating GBP 1 billion (US$1.2 billion) in ring-fenced debt funding for women-led businesses; and Local Enterprise Partnerships established across the country.
The Growing Opportunity of Women of Wealth: Defining Strategies for Success
This report examines the growing opportunity in the high-net-worth segment, shares proven tactics and methods that FSPs are already using to embrace this opportunity, and identifies the key building blocks of a successful strategy for serving women of wealth. Based on this qualitative research, as well as data the Financial Alliance for Women has compiled during more than 15 years of practice, we developed a blueprint for FSPs looking to effectively serve women of wealth.
From Upstream to Mainstream: ESG at a Tipping Point
A study from InvestmentNews Research and Calvert Research and Management shows ESG is on the rise, and women are significantly more interested in it than men.
Winning Over Women: A commercial imperative for financial services
Kantar’s research in the UK has revealed striking differences in the approach men and women take to managing their money. This report shows how financial service providers in the country are meeting – or failing to meet – the needs of their female customers.
All-Stars Africa: Case Study – BLC Bank
This presentation from Carine Fersan Choueiry at the All-Stars Africa Master Class explained BLC Bank’s strategic rationale for targeting women as a distinct market.
All-Stars LAC: Estudio de Caso – TEB
Esta es la presentación de Simla Ünal desde el 2017 GBA All-Stars Master Class.
All-Stars LAC: Estudio de Caso – BHD León
Esta es la presentación de Daniel Gutiérrez desde el 2017 GBA All-Stars Master Class.
Research Matrix: BLC Bank Sample Criteria
BLC Bank conducted qualitative market research through two rounds of focus groups in collaboration with the IFC and a local market research company. The research matrix and questionnaire were designed by the IFC, based on BLC Bank recommendations. The market research company was responsible for identifying and recruiting respondents using the pre-defined matrix, ensuring their presence at the meeting and transcribing the findings.
La Paradoja de la Banca de Género Neutral
La Paradoja de los Servicios Bancarios de Género Neutro revela los desafíos por parte de la industria financiera para llegar a las clientes mujeres con los mismos enfoques que se utilizan para prestar servicios bancarios a los hombres y ofrece ejemplos de prácticas óptimas de bancos de la AGB. (English version)
What She Wants: Market Insight from GBA Members
Joanne Thomas Yaccato shared insights from GBA’s “The Paradox of Gender-Neutral Banking,” based on research from 12 GBA members, during this presentation at the 2016 GBA Summit.
The Paradox of Gender-Neutral Banking
Assuming that gender differences that exist in the world outside the bank disappear when people walk through the door has resulted in high levels of dissatisfaction from one of the world’s most powerful economic forces: women. This report reveals the implicit problems with gender- neutral banking, as a follow-up to 2014’s “How Banks Can Profit from the Multi-Trillion Dollar Female Economy.” (Version en español)
Webinar: Developing Distinct CVPs for Women – BLC Bank
This is a modified version of the presentation given by BLC Bank’s Head of Brands Management, Marketing Group Karyl Akilian at the May 18, 2016, GBA and SME Finance Forum webinar, “Developing Distinct Customer Value Propositions: What Banks Need to Know about the Women’s Market.”
She for Shield
This is the presentation given by Heather Kipnis, Entrepreneurship Lead, Gender Secretariat, International Finance Corporation, World Bank Group, during the panel The Women’s Market for Insurance at the 2015 GBA Summit.
The Value of Sex-Disaggregated Data
Governments and agencies around the world are increasingly prioritizing full financial inclusion of women, but moving the needle is impossible without data on how many women actually have access to financial services and through what channels. The Global Banking Alliance for Women (GBA), in collaboration with the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and Data2X, has released this report based on interviews with over 50 regulators, policymakers, International Finance Institutions (IFIs) and bankers from around the world that reveals just how this data could inform better policies and prompt the private sector to take on this missed market opportunity.
Financial Experience &
Behaviors Among Women
This study highlights key ways in which women differ from men in their financial attitudes, perceptions, goals and confidence. It also looks at demographic differences, namely the behaviors of Asian American, African American and Hispanic women.
Westpac Market Research: Looking Ahead
This presentation on market research, including Westpac’s market research efforts, research insights and customer advocacy measures, was developed for Westpac’s 2013 Study Tour.
Westpac’s Women’s Market Report
This report offers proprietary research commissioned by Westpac of 1,500 individuals on techonology, workplace issues and opinions about the future.
Women: Deposits, Super & Insurance Survey
This proprietary research commissioned by Westpac examines women’s savings (for “super,” or retirement, and in general) and their likelihood to carry sufficient insurance. It found that women are excellent savers and that those in marriages/relationships tend to share both responsibility and decision-making power in an equitable manner. It also found that Australian households were heavily affected by the Global Financial Crisis, with key addressable concerns being insurance and retirement savings.
Westpac Finance Survey: Women’s Market
This proprietary research commissioned by Westpac analyzes women’s financial profiles and categorizes them into psychographic segments: “Taking Charge” “Silent Operator” “Blinded by the Light” “Passing Control” and “Cross the Fingers.” It suggests engagement strategies for financial services providers with each segment.
Women in Business
Proprietary research commissioned by Westpac examines interest in, and actual ownership of, small and medium enterprises among women, broken down by different age groups and other segments. Among notable findings: Women business owners are very happy with the choices they have made; only half of women who expressed an interest in starting their own business had an actual concrete plan to do so; one in three women felt women tend to help each other more than men do; and one in ten prefers to deal only with other women.
Proprietary research commissioned by Westpac breaks down the Women’s Market into Baby Boomers, Generation X and Generation Y to look at rates of saving, income levels, financial skills, attitudes, and behaviors, career aspirations, rates of home ownership, and a host of other demographic information. The report offers a wealth of data, with information about implications for financial services providers.