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The Future of Fintech is Africa

In May I attended Dotfinance 2016 in Nairobi, Kenya. A stellar roster of speakers, including Chris Skinner, Jim Marous and David Brear gave me a holistic overview of a market to which I'd recently been assigned, so I thought I'd share my findings here. 

Fintech may have arrived in South Africa, but East and West Africa are really leading the innovation charge. The entire continent is getting in on the Fintech fun with a unique competitive edge:

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Topics: Africa fintech, CBA, Commercial Bank of Africa

Author: Marco Esposito on Jul 12, 2016

SME Finance Forum CEO Matt Gamser on the FinTech opportunity in emerging economies

Matthew Gamser is the CEO of the SME Finance Forum. For the past 11 years, he has worked for the International Finance Corporation in a variety of roles, including leading its advisory work for the financial sector in the East Asia-Pacific region.

With over 30 years of experience in private enterprise and financial sector development, Matt has worked with commercial banks and non-bank financial institutions in broadening and deepening services to households and enterprises previously lacking formal finance.

Matt is a supporter of Strands Finance, which recently joined the SME Finance Forum as a member. Our Marketing Director Victoria Yasinetskaya sat down with Matt to find out more... 

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Topics: Financial Management for Small Business (BFM), BFM, business finance, financial inclusion, SME banking, Africa fintech, CBA, business banking, SME Finance Forum

Author: Nicole Harper, Content Manager on Jun 3, 2016

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