The Unbanked: A hundred-million question

Mar 15, 2019
In the context of developing countries like Pakistan, financial inclusion is generally considered to be more about broadening the access of formal financial services (payments, savings, loans, insurance products etc.) to individuals and Small & Medium Enterprises (SMEs) that are currently out of the banking system.

Blog on Agent onboarding and KYC requirements

Jan 30, 2019
Financial inclusion has been globally recognized as an important indicator of economic development. According to the World Bank’s Findex 2017 report, only 21.3% Pakistani adults have a formal bank account or about 6% of the world’s unbanked population lives in Pakistan.

Employment Generation through Housing Industry in Pakistan

Dec 7, 2018
Pakistan’s rising housing shortage is alarming. The gap has been widening due to population growth and an emerging trend in rural to urban migration.

The Karandaaz Women Entrepreneurship Challenge

Aug 28, 2018
Karandaaz has taken a unique step in transforming the lives of women entrepreneurs in Pakistan, since only 22.4% women are employed in Pakistan.

Leveraging Telecommunication Services for Financial Inclusion

Jul 4, 2018
Donors and policymakers in developing countries have placed a key focus on Financial Inclusion in the development policy agenda.

Why Digital Finance Supervisors Should Automate Data Collection

May 15, 2018
The advent of technology solutions to data collection — or “RegTech” — has made it possible for supervisors to collect huge amounts of data from digital financial services (DFS) providers at a more granular level than ever before. The shift toward granular data can help regulators do a better job of supervising DFS.


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