MicroSave Consulting (MSC) is a boutique consulting firm that has, for 20 years, pushed the world towards meaningful financial, social, and economic inclusion. These podcast series are hosted by MSC for dedicated founders, start-ups, investors, and other stakeholders in the startup ecosystem. Through this bouquet of curated conversations around developments in the financial inclusion space, we offer insights and lessons based on our research and expertise.
In our latest podcast, Edward Obiko, Senior Manager, MSC, discusses with Anup Singh, MSC Africa Regional Director, and Richard Jabel, CEO of the Agent Banking Company, the vast opportunity to lend to cash-in cash-out (CICO) agents. Investors have an attractive opportunity to lend USD 0.5-1 billion to agents in nine diverse low- and middle-income countries (LMIC), such as Bangladesh, Côte d’Ivoire, Ghana, India, Indonesia, Kenya, Nigeria, Senegal, and Uganda. This credit market is expected to grow to USD 1.2-2.3 billion by 2027.