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Vahid Monadjem

Founder and CEO of Nomanini, a South African-based payments platform provider that enables transactions in the cash-based informal retail sector. Formely McKinsey&Company’s global fellow for Emerging Market Product Development

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?