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You’ve heard of micro loans, but how about microsavings? In a pilot program to start later this year, Des Moines, Iowa-based Social Money is looking to help underserved customers in India save money with the use of its CorePro core banking software. The effort is funded by a grant fromRead More
Bill Gates, co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, is bullish on mobile banking. A “low-cost digital debit card,” he said, along with the proper safeguards and reasonable fees, could transform the lives of billions of people who now lack access to basic banking services. Earlier this week, he toldRead More
What’s on Bill and Melinda Gates’ new long-term, 15-year roadmap for the challenges that they want to solve? Well, advancing mobile banking for one. In this video, Bill Gates explains why.
Sometimes innovation comes down to just getting it done, to paraphrase Sam Maule (#15 on this list.) The key to innovation lies not in technology or in processes, but in people moving the industry. In this, Bank Innovation‘s second annual “Innovators to Watch” list, we took a look at someRead More
A new wave of technological change is right beyond the next hill, really in the next couple of years. Its most visible symptom is the hyper-connectivity to the Internet, which fuels the evolution of: bitcoin-inspired distributed systems open APIs (application programming interface) as a new way to consumer business servicesRead More
Kosta Peric knows better than most how banks can provide innovative services for the poor. Peric, who is deputy director of financial services for the poor at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and former director of communications for Innotribe, spoke with JJ Hornblass at Bank Innovation 2014 in SeattleRead More
The current framework for financial services is not suitable to serve the world’s poor. There are ways to resolve this, however. Kosta Peric, deputy director, financial services for the poor at Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, spoke with JJ Hornblass in a fireside chat at Bank Innovation 2014 in Seattle earlierRead More
The First Five Ideas 6. The Numbers Game Often, at an event like Bank Innovation 2014, a theme presents itself in little more than a soundbite. That soundbite for this year’s conference was: “The future of banking is transaction volume.” This seemingly innocuous line from Kosta Peric, deputy director forRead More
SEATTLE — The call for “open banking,” which would allow for greater access to banking services for developers and others, seems to be getting stronger. Yesterday at Bank Innovation 2014 here, open banking through an application programming interface, or API, appeared to be gaining adherants, and not just among seed-roundRead More