Tag: Emerging Markets

Are we there yet? The evolution of fintech regulation in Nigeria
Inclusive Fintech |

Are we there yet? The evolution of fintech regulation in Nigeria

Nigeria is a hotspot for fintech innovation in Africa as investors and startups respond to Nigeria’s positive environment for...

By David Porteous
Rapid tech due diligence: How Catalyst Fund assesses a startup’s tech
Digital Financial Services |

Rapid tech due diligence: How Catalyst Fund assesses a startup’s tech

Alongside product-market fit and adequate control of data, underlying tech quality is a key determinant of whether a startup...

By Matt Grasser
SaaS startup Kwara is helping SACCOs deliver during COVID-19
Inclusive Fintech |

SaaS startup Kwara is helping SACCOs deliver during COVID-19

Savings and Credit Co-operatives (SACCOs) are the financial service backbone of the unbanked population in Kenya. While SACCOs increasingly...

By Abby Butkus
Is your fintech startup still using Google Sheets?
Inclusive Fintech |

Is your fintech startup still using Google Sheets?

When launching fintech startups, founders often resort to the simple, free tools they know best. When it comes to...

By Malika Anand
The ultimate startup dashboard: 7 charts and startup metrics for founders to live by
Digital Financial Services |

The ultimate startup dashboard: 7 charts and startup metrics for founders to live by

Although most CEOs recognize the importance of being data-driven and results-oriented, getting there takes some initial effort, and leaders...

By Javier Linares
Meet Paymenow, a financial wellness app helping South Africans escape debt cycles via access to liquidity
Financial Health |

Meet Paymenow, a financial wellness app helping South Africans escape debt cycles via access to liquidity

Paymenow gives low-income South Africans early access to the wages they have already earned, to smooth their income while...

By Malika Anand
Meet Mango Life, enabling Mexicans to easily purchase affordable life and health insurance
Inclusive Fintech |

Meet Mango Life, enabling Mexicans to easily purchase affordable life and health insurance

En Español   Insurance penetration in Mexico is extremely low, only 15% of Mexicans have private life insurance, and...

By Malika Anand
Meet WellaHealth, bringing tailored micro-insurance products to Nigerians
Financial Health |

Meet WellaHealth, bringing tailored micro-insurance products to Nigerians

Nigeria accounts for 25% of malaria cases worldwide and 19% of all deaths. Although malaria is eminently curable, most...

By Malika Anand
Press release: Catalyst Fund announces seventh cohort of inclusive fintech startups
Inclusive Fintech |

Press release: Catalyst Fund announces seventh cohort of inclusive fintech startups

NAIROBI, Kenya, June 23, 2020 – Catalyst Fund, the global inclusive fintech accelerator managed by BFA Global, supported by...

By Thea Sokolowski
Meet KarmaLife, bringing financial services to gig workers in India
Financial Health |

Meet KarmaLife, bringing financial services to gig workers in India

Digital platforms in India will employ 15 million people by 2021. While these gig-workers are not formally employed by...

By Malika Anand