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Max Biswanger

Investment Manager in the Financial Institutions team at CDC Group, the UK government’s development finance institution, leading its equity investment strategy for digital financial services companies



11:10 am


12:00 pm

Harnessing the Power of Fintech

New approaches to financial inclusion

Given that more people own a mobile phone than a bank account, digital technology has a clear role to play in global financial inclusion in underserved markets. 1.7 billion adults worldwide remain unbanked: what problems does this pose, and how can fintech help? This panel will be framed around key technological innovations, and evaluate their broader societal impacts, offer strategic direction, and assess the role policy makers can play. How is fintech positioned to serve last-mile customers? What role can fintech play in formalising economies? What challenges can this present?