News and Blog

11 January 2019 - This week's MIX News Brief features summaries on articles including Mastercard's logo change; more on chatbots for financial inclusion; bank and fintech partnerships in 2019; and the future of fintech in ASEAN.

14 December 2018 - This week's MIX News Brief features summaries on articles about infrastructure barriers to financial inclusion; the actual costs of digitization for banks; and yet another startup taking aim at big banks.

30 November 2018 - This edition of the MIX News Brief includes stories on the growing wave of neo-banks; the risks of digital credit; a critical perspective on regulatory sandboxes for fintech; and the big announcement around mobile money.

MIX is seeking a curious Ambassador having interest and background knowledge in fintech space. Working closely with the MIX team on various emerging areas, candidates will help through researching and contributing to the information building blocks that will be created by MIX. This program is a voluntary opportunity for working professionals who want to take a break and do research in emerging financial inclusion areas or students who want to build career in this field and hence, interested to learn more. The program is based out of Hyderabad, India.

9 November 2018 - This edition of the MIX News Brief includes stories on M-Pesa's expansion, the true costs of smallholder lending, and a look at fintech without the rose-colored glasses.

MIX is seeking a consultant with experience and knowledge in digital financial services and/or fintech to serve as practice lead for the research, design and development of MIX’s intelligence products on digital financial services and fintech.   

19 October 2018 - This week's installment includes summaries of recent news including: Digital credit risks in Tanzania; emerging market fintech investing continues to grow; data analytics for smallholder finance; and an assessment of digital platforms in Africa.

5 October 2018 - This week's installment includes summaries of recent news including: DFS benchmarks and alternative delivery channel insights; How financial services can help with post-disaster recovery; Africa's leading fintechs continue to attract capital; Measuring impact for the SDGs.

21 September 2018 - This week's installment includes summaries of recent news including: Fintech whizz Yoco raises money from investors including FMO; Zindi Africa launches as a data science competition; Highlights from Barclays roundtable on fintech for inclusion in the UK.

19 September 2018 - In partnership with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, MIX will develop a methodology to analyze global funding for digital financial services, across all funding instruments including grants, debt, and equity.  Armed with this data, funders will be able to identify gaps and concentrations in funding for digital financial services, which will in turn enable greater impact.

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