Tag: Financial Health

How domestic fintech ecosystems shape the nature of innovation
Policy and Regulation |

How domestic fintech ecosystems shape the nature of innovation

Blog 1 of the Recovtech series, this post written in partnership with members of the South Africa Recovtech team....

By David Porteous
Living on Little: Navigating financial scarcity in modern Kenya
Financial Health |

Living on Little: Navigating financial scarcity in modern Kenya

Living on very little money doesn’t just mean that you worry about how to feed your family and pay...

By Julie Zollmann
A creative approach to startup financing: Graviti combines grant, debt and equity investment, linked to impact outcomes
Inclusive Fintech |

A creative approach to startup financing: Graviti combines grant, debt and equity investment, linked to impact outcomes

It took Catalyst Fund portfolio company Graviti only two months to raise a debt round that will finance 600+...

By Eduardo Ortiz Reynaga
How fintech startups should pursue B2B partnerships
Digital Financial Services |

How fintech startups should pursue B2B partnerships

For many fintech startups, particularly those in the insurtech space where high levels of trust are essential, business-to-business (B2B)...

By Celine Duros Acheampong
Beyond financial inclusion: Measuring and improving financial health outcomes in México
Financial Health |

Beyond financial inclusion: Measuring and improving financial health outcomes in México

Measuring financial health is a challenge. Although there is industry consensus on the theme of financial health, the methodologies...

By Benjamin Mazzotta
NeoCo-ops as the next disruptors in the financial sector? A thought experiment
Financial Health |

NeoCo-ops as the next disruptors in the financial sector? A thought experiment

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, Mexican financial cooperatives have continued to serve their nearly 8 million members primarily via physical...

By Gabriela Zapata Alvarez
Post-COVID prognosis for gig workers in China: slow and steady improvement
Financial Health |

Post-COVID prognosis for gig workers in China: slow and steady improvement

While most economies in the world are still stumbling from the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, it is reported...

By Coco Dong
Press Release: Announcing the $4.3M Catalyst Fund Inclusive Digital Commerce Accelerator in Ghana to improve the financial resilience of informal MSEs
Inclusive Fintech |

Press Release: Announcing the $4.3M Catalyst Fund Inclusive Digital Commerce Accelerator in Ghana to improve the financial resilience of informal MSEs

ACCRA, Ghana, 19th October, 2020 – Catalyst Fund, managed by BFA Global, in partnership with the Mastercard Foundation and...

By BFA GLOBAL
Catalyst Fund is expanding inclusive-tech acceleration to new sectors
Climate Action |

Catalyst Fund is expanding inclusive-tech acceleration to new sectors

Building on our proven approach to accelerating inclusive fintech startups and innovation ecosystems in emerging markets, Catalyst Fund is...

By Maelis Carraro
Inclusive fintech startups are pioneering products for the digital generation
Digital Financial Services |

Inclusive fintech startups are pioneering products for the digital generation

The digital generation (aka netizens, digital natives, generation Z, millennials) is a rapidly-growing customer segment that has exacting user...

By Shiro Njoroge