Tag: Financial Service Providers

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
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
Meet Flex Finance, the solution to digitize Nigerian SMEs
Financial Health |

Meet Flex Finance, the solution to digitize Nigerian SMEs

  Flex Finance provides SMEs in Nigeria with a simple mobile app to track, optimize, and gain insights from...

By Malika Anand
Every action counts: Making financial services available to refugees
Refugee Finance |

Every action counts: Making financial services available to refugees

In a time of global uncertainty, it has become crucial to continue to raise awareness about the plight of...

By Michelle Hassan
When hustling fails: The impact of coronavirus mitigation efforts on ordinary people’s livelihoods
Livelihoods and Microenterprise |

When hustling fails: The impact of coronavirus mitigation efforts on ordinary people’s livelihoods

Originally posted on the FSD Kenya Website, April 6, 2020 Unlike many Kenyans, Esther in rural Makueni is not...

By Julie Zollmann
New lives, new tools: The financial lives of refugee communities
Refugee Finance |

New lives, new tools: The financial lives of refugee communities

Observations by BFA Global based on initial field research  Access to financial services and a steady source of income...

By BFA GLOBAL
Refugees and their money – understanding the enablers of the camp economy in Rwanda
Refugee Finance |

Refugees and their money – understanding the enablers of the camp economy in Rwanda

In Rwanda, financial inclusion allows low-income households to build assets, mitigate shocks and make productive investments. It also stimulates...

By BFA GLOBAL
From Ideas to Field Tests in 4 Days: A Design Sprint for Refugee-Centered Financial Services
Refugee Finance |

From Ideas to Field Tests in 4 Days: A Design Sprint for Refugee-Centered Financial Services

In June 2018, BFA Global, a global consulting firm led a four-day design sprint for financial service providers (FSPs)...

By John Won
Affordable and Accessible Remittance Services for Refugees: A Toolkit
Refugee Finance |

Affordable and Accessible Remittance Services for Refugees: A Toolkit

BFA Global developed and piloted a tool to conduct a country assessment on demand, supply, and regulatory considerations for...

By BFA GLOBAL
Uganda country assessment on affordable and accessible remittances for forcibly displaced persons and host communities
Digital Financial Services |

Uganda country assessment on affordable and accessible remittances for forcibly displaced persons and host communities

Although the market for providing remittance services to refugees is large, financial service providers have found it difficult to...

By BFA GLOBAL