What Strategies Can MFIs Use to Successfully Engage in DFS?
Well, there are four basic paradigms MFIs can use to effectively go digital:
- Buy a platform and become a provider.
- Act as an agent / agent network manager for an e-money issuer (usually a bank or an MNO).
- Leverage an established digital financial system to deliver its own products and services.
- Limit its engagement to leveraging telecom networks for information sharing.
The Helix Institute hosted a webinar exploring the opportunities abound for microfinance institutions in digital finance during the FI2020 Week event. This event was part of a week of global conversation exploring the most important steps to achieving full financial inclusion which will include partners from around the world participating in order to advance financial inclusion.