GFF Thought Leadership

Exploring the Fintech Landscape

Welcome to the Global Fintech Fest knowledge base. Explore the fintech landscape through insights from a wide range of knowledge contributors from across the globe.

Creating A Sustainable Financial World

The pandemic and increased awareness for a sustainable economy have given momentum to the dialogue on the role of financial services and fintech in achieving sustainability goals. The pre-event signifies the importance of creating a sustainable financial world and various factors driving investments that are aligned with the sustainable development goals.

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Financial Inclusion for Bharat: Insights on People, Markets & Startups

'Financial Inclusion for Bharat: Insights into People, Markets and Start-ups' is a compendium of insights from the lives of people of Bharat, extensive research studies on pressing questions about inclusion and cases that improve founders’ decision-making. Featuring a variety of research forms including human stories from across the geography of India, insights and use cases based on extensive data, rigorous methods and case snapshots with focus on dilemma facing founders building financial inclusion startups, this book highlights the comprehensive research undertaken by CIIE.CO under the Bharat Inclusion Initiative. It serves as an incomparable source of insights and nuggets on the area of financial inclusion and what that means for Bharat.

Releasing on September 21st 2022
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Reimagining Venture Debt: Fueling Sustainable Growth with Robust Structure

Venture Debt is emerging as one of the preferred forms of financing for ambitious startups, where founders want to fuel growth without much dilution.In the past couple of years, multiple venture debt funds and other variations such as revenue based financing have seen unprecedented demands, however, given that overall venture debt in India stands at roughly around 3.5% of the venture capital market in comparison to a global market which stands at 10%, we still have huge untapped opportunities. This report gives a brief overview on the venture debt and revenue based financing market - trends, opportunities, growth drivers and key challenges in the space.

Releasing on September 20th 2022
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Fabric of Fintech: Weaving New Threads in Changing Environment

Fabric of Fintech – Interwovenness of technology with finance has made transactions cheaper, faster, efficient and seamless. Indian Fintech ecosystem is charting its unique growth path and has emerged as one of the global fintech superpowers. India stack, open digital infrastructure, focus on financial inclusion, regulatory sandbox, increase in internet and smartphone penetration along with focus on consumer centric products and services have been the key drivers of growth. Indian Fintech ecosystem includes a wide range of sub-segments namely alternative lending, insure tech, wealth tech, payments, neo-banks, etc. This report talks in detail about market size, funding, opportunities, innovation, growth drivers and challenges in today’s challenging environment.

Releasing on September 20th 2022
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Financial health of digital credit users in India, Indonesia, and Kenya

MSC conducted a deep-dive analysis of the digital credit users in India, Indonesia, and Kenya to assess the impact of digital credit on their financial health. The analysis presents the insights from the assessment and recommends actionable interventions at the level of providers, regulators, and policymakers to enhance the financial health of digital credit users.

Releasing on September 21st 2022
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Holistically serving MSMEs - the transition of digital platforms to fintechs (an African perspective)

Digital platforms are successfully serving MSMEs around the world and often serve as a key aggregation point within the economy. As such, they are well positioned to transition towards fintechs by providing MSMEs with financial services. Financial services such as insurance, digital wallets, credit and savings can offer additional value to platform participants, allow for improved participation and functioning of platforms and can strengthen their resilience. This blog article will cover the business case for platforms to transition towards fintechs, supported by examples of digital platforms that managed this transition successfully.

Releasing on September 22nd 2022
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Fintech firms globally catering to the women’s market

FinStep Asia, Financial Alliance for Women and GFF are delighted to come together to develop a report on "Fintechs globally catering to the women’s market." This report is a first-of-its-kind thought leadership report, which will showcase fintech companies that are serving the women’s market globally. The report will also present a blueprint for fintech firms on how to develop propositions to cater to the multi-trillion-dollar women’s market.

Releasing on September 20th 2022
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Emerging Technologies - Restructuring the fundamentals of Financial Services

We are at the cusp of a technology revolution underlined by changing consumer expectations of a decentralized, trustless, permissionless web.This report provides an overview of the opportunity various emerging technologies namely -Web 3.0, Edge computing, and Quantum computing will have on the financial services sector; across business models, product design, and distribution. Also, the report will cover the opportunity these technologies hold for solving the last mile challenges in terms of financial inclusion.

Releasing on September 20th 2022
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How Digital Payments Drive Financial Inclusion in India

Releasing on September 20th 2022
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The winds of change - trends shaping India's fintech sector, 2022

Releasing on September 20th 2022
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Payments digitization of women micro-merchants

Releasing on September 20th 2022
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