Anshul Saxena

Anshul is a Senior Manager in MSC’s Digital Financial Services—Payments and Distribution domain.

Anshul leads the start-up accelerator initiative in MSC and brings a wealth of start-up, telecom, and product and project management experience along with technology and FinTech experience through working across different domains. He is also actively involved in mentoring start-ups in the areas of artificial intelligence, blockchain, data science and analytics, and machine learning. Anshul holds an MBA in General Management from the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmadabad.

Posts by Anshul Saxena

Impact of COVID-19 on FinTechs: India

This report delves deep into the innovative strategies FinTechs used to overcome the pandemic, measures taken by the government and regulators to enable ecosystem players, and the support FinTechs received from investors and accelerators. It also explores the change in behavior and adoption of digitized products by Indian customers.

Impact of COVID-19 on Fintech: Bangladesh

2020 was a nightmare for Bangladesh. Even though the country responded swiftly, early-stage start-ups struggled with a lack of funding during the crisis. This study assesses the impact of COVID-19 on the FinTech ecosystem of Bangladesh. It further explores how the new digital-first policy helped FinTechs cope with the pandemic.

Impact of COVID-19 on FinTechs: Vietnam

Vietnam remains a nascent FinTech market, where payment solutions account for 98% of the share of FinTech funding in 2019. This report assesses the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the FinTech ecosystem of Vietnam. It also provides recommendations for relevant stakeholders to help affected FinTechs recover from the crisis.

A Silver Lining During the Pandemic: Three Financial Inclusion Success Stories in the Age of COVID-19

Though businesses around the world took a hit due to COVID-19, some showed admirable resolve to withstand the pandemic. This blog narrates the stories of how three start-ups used the crisis as an opportunity to overcome challenges and contribute to the goal of financial inclusion.

A paradigm shift for fintechs: Why a coherent data strategy has become a business necessity

This blog explores the critical role of data analytics and machine learning in helping business organizations utilize data for their operations.

Necessity is the mother of disruption: How Indonesia’s Fintech Startups can survive the do-or-die situation of COVID-19

This blog discusses the impact of COVID-19 on FinTechs in Indonesia. It also highlights the coping strategies of start-up FinTechs and provides recommendations for the stakeholders, government, and policymakers to help them survive and catalyze their growth.

Impact of COVID-19 on FinTechs

How has the pandemic affected Indian FinTechs? What measures have the policymakers taken? Are these measures impactful for FinTechs? What are the investor sentiments for this sector? This report, the first in a series of ongoing Covid-19 research on Indian FinTechs and the Indian FinTech ecosystem by MSC, answers these questions in the current market’s context.

COVID-19: A harbinger of consumer behavior shifts among FinTech users

The blog analyzes the impact of the COVID-19 on two major categories of FinTechs—credit and savings FinTechs. We analyze the immediate impact of the pandemic and the ensuing regulatory changes on FinTechs along with some long-term changes in consumer behavior that can have a systemic adverse impact. We close by recommending data-driven measures that credit and savings FinTechs should take today to control and arrest such adverse changes in consumer behavior.