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Focusing on the needs of customers remains a challenge in Africa, according to the recent Savings and Retail Banking in Africa report published by the Scale2Save Programme this February. A partnership between WSBI and Mastercard Foundation, Scale2Save finds that WSBI member banks offer a variety of accounts as part of their drive to attract and satisfy customers.
About the webinar
The evolving approach of African insurers and regulators
In the spirit of friendly competition, each of the below five Finalists will present 7-minute ‘innovation pitches’ on driving inclusion and resilience for Savings Groups. Participants will be invited to share open and honest feedback on each innovation and will use digital polling to rate each pitch in live time and determine the overall winner of the Innovation Challenge. This is not-your-average Zoom webinar.
Session 3: COVID-19 and agri-SME finance
About the webinar
SME lending is core to the global economy and one of the most competitive areas of fintech and alternative finance. With governments pouring billions into state-backed lending, what will the long term impact of BBLS and CBILS be?
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has stated that “The COVID-19 pandemic has caused an unprecedented human and health crisis. The measures necessary to contain the virus have triggered an economic downturn. (...) The latest Global Financial Stability Report shows that the financial system has already felt a dramatic impact, and a further intensification of the crisis could affect global financial stability”.
Pakistan’s microfinance sector faces a crisis unlike anything it has experienced before. The COVID-19 pandemic threatens 7.3 million low-income Pakistani households that rely on microfinance institutions for access to capital and other financial services.
How has Colombia provided digital financial transfers to nearly 3 million households severely affected by the pandemic?
What steps has the government taken to reach over 1 million households, who are first-time users of mobile money?
In this webinar, the participants will: