The right actions by microfinance institutions and governments can ensure a promising outlook for microfinance in Asia this year.
Micro, Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises in Kazakhstan need increased financing coupled with targeted, innovative solutions to continue driving the economy and creating jobs.
Government-backed digital currencies can help remote communities leap-frog the limitations of traditional currencies and get more people into financial systems.
The popular instant credit system could be a powerful tool to help Asia’s unbanked establish credit, open bank accounts and otherwise reap the benefits of the formal financial system.
A great credit score is crucial to secure loans. But traditional credit scoring models put many women at a disadvantage. It’s time for a new model.
Fintech companies, with the support of governments, can lead the way in making technology a tool for people with disabilities to have greater access to financial services.
Bank boards can drive growth and profits while spurring positive social change by supporting small and medium-sized enterprises owned by women.
The COVID-19 pandemic has increased the importance of ensuring that the poorest and most vulnerable people have access to formal financial services, given their role in supporting inclusive economic recovery and resilience.
For microfinance institutions in Viet Nam to flourish and grow their client base, regulatory changes are needed, beginning with their ownership.
Kazakhstan is becoming a leader among developing countries in the use of local currency finance.