How Financial Institutions and Fintechs Are Partnering for Inclusion: Lessons from the Frontlines

August 8, 2017
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How Financial Institutions and Fintechs Are Partnering for Inclusion: Lessons from the Frontlines

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This webinar will present research that examines how partnerships between mainstream financial institutions (e.g., banks, insurers, and payment companies) and fintechs are addressing financial inclusion challenges and expanding access to the formal financial economy for underserved segments of the global population, particularly in emerging markets. It incorporates insights from 24 in-depth interviews with people at the frontlines of this innovation and highlights 14 partnerships focused on financial inclusion that we think exemplify best-case scenarios and good practice. Contrary to the popular narrative, financial institutions view fintechs as partners in innovation, not threats to their core business. By offering better, less expensive, and more innovative products, financial institutions can assert their continued relevance as customer-facing institutions with help from fintech partnerships.

Presenter: Dr Sonja E. Kelly
Sonja is Director of Research at the Center for Financial Inclusion at Accion. She conducts and facilitates financial inclusion research, directing the CFI Fellows Program, developing frameworks to understand critical concepts like financial health and financial capability, and facilitating the Global Microscope research. She serves as research lead on many topics related to financial inclusion. In her own research and work, Sonja focuses on regulation and policy, the role of banks in financial inclusion, and especially vulnerable populations. See more information on Sonja here: http://www.centerforfinancialinclusion.org/about/staff/675-sonja-kelly

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