News and Blog

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.

The conference season is upon us and our team will be attending several industry events around the globe.  If you're planning to attend any of the events below, please send us a note and we can be sure to meet in person! 

The Business Development team at MIX seeks a curious self-starter to support our client acquisition and engagement strategy. As an intern, all work can be done remotely, and you will report to the Director of Sales and Business Development, with exposure to the leadership team. Interns can expect a workload that will require approximately 12 hours per week for the course of a semester.

Every other week we'll post recent articles curated by our team of data analysts and financial sector experts.  The articles will span sectors and topics including fintech, smallholder finance, mobile money and more.  The MIX News Brief is intended to keep socially responsible investors and businesses updated on the latest thinking on financial services for the poor.

The Argentinian government, realizing the necessity of data to inform the development of the strategy, found partners in MIX and its FINclusion Lab project –generously supported by MetLife Foundation– that uses geospatial data analytics to identify, assess and monitor underserved areas of the country even down to the local level.

26 July 2018 - CSAF's State of the Sector report, released this week, highlights the continued expansion of the financial market serving small- and medium-sized agricultural enterprises.  It also found that obstacles remain for socially responsible investors aiming to allocate capital "at the scale required to meet demand."  According to MIX analysis, overall lending from member institutions grew slightly, though at a significantly slower rate than in previous years. 

19 July 2018 - Building an effective strategy to ensure Vietnam’s entire population can benefit from financial tools requires data that can inform policies, support business intelligence, and contribute to healthy market development. With generous support from MetLife Foundation and as part of MIX’s FINclusion Lab project, the Interactive Dashboard for Vietnam uses geospatial data analytics to support the development of an inclusive financial services sector.

18 July 2018 - As CSAF's data partner, MIX collects and analyzes the lending data of its members, which include Root Capital, Incofin, Oikocredit, AgDevCo and several other social lenders and impact investors.  Each year, CSAF publishes the State of the Sector report, which covers the evolving credit market for agricultural SMEs and challenges and opportunities in the year ahead.  To launch the newest report, CSAF will be hosting a State of the Sector webinar and MIX will be presenting the latest trends in CSAF lending based on extensive analysis of recent data.  

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