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

Lakshya: Helping the urban poor save to improve their financial health

Lakshya is a digital savings platform that provides access to formal savings and insurance to low- and middle-income (LMI) segments in India. It promotes the uptake of formal financial services and financial health within the community. This blog explores the journey of Lakshya and the positive impact it hopes to create within LMI segments.

Kosh: A community-based credit platform that offers financial security to blue-collar workers

Kosh is a digital lending platform that provides access to formal credit to low- and middle-income (LMI) segments in India. It works on a joint liability model that relies on group leaders and members who avail credit through the platform. This blog explores the journey of Kosh and the positive impact it hopes to create on LMI segments.

Entitled: A synonym for empowerment of blue-collar workers through customized financial services

Entitled is a startup that works to build a one-stop platform for the financial needs of blue-collar employees in India. With an engine that recommends the right financial product starting from credit and insurance to savings, Entitled handholds customers to achieve their financial goals. The company’s efforts have resulted in a positive impact on its early customers. Read its success story here.

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.