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Nomsa Kachingwe

Former Financial Sector Specialist at the World Bank and Senior Research Analyst at Cenfri, an independent think-tank focused on financial-sector development, digital economy and regulation

Sessions

Saturday

11:10 am

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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?