Fintech lenders in the region identify financing as one of their major challenges. Securitization can help them in accessing more investors and drive down financing costs. … [Read more...] about Securitization: What Can It Do for Lending Techs in Latin America and the Caribbean?
Knowledge is increasingly seen as a key factor in promoting higher levels of productivity, competitiveness, and growth of firms. Despite this, innovation testing remains an untapped resource that can help boost private sector development in Latin America and the Caribbean. What is the best pricing scheme to maximize the demand for a product? Can technology increase the … [Read more...] about Can innovation testing help boost private sector development in Latin America and the Caribbean?
71% of the millennials in the United States would rather go to the dentist than listen to what banks are saying, according to the Millennial Disruption Index, while 35% of the banks in Latin America feel they are not meeting the needs of this generation, and 71% admit they are unable to rapidly adapt to technological advances, according to a study done by the GMix program of … [Read more...] about Three ways banks can attract millennials
Fourteen million small agricultural producers in Latin America and the Caribbean are exposed to climate change with repercussions on land quality and yield. These producers have very limited ability to access financial services such as agricultural insurance. Less than 20% of local banks serve agribusiness, due to the high costs and the difficulty of assessing credit risk or … [Read more...] about Blockchain: Democratizing finance
Big data is changing everything from the way we shop to how we travel. Financial technology companies (fintechs) are now following in the footsteps of giants like Amazon, Airbnb and Uber to transform the banking industry in the digital age. Fintech solutions have shown particular promise across emerging markets where big data is used in advanced credit analytics to help … [Read more...] about Five Fintechs Disrupting MSME Finance