News and Blog

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.

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.