Anup Singh

Associate Director

Anup leads MSC’s Banking and Financial Services domain in Africa and is a key contributor to our research working group.

Anup Singh leads MSC’s Banking and Financial Services domain in Africa and is a key contributor to our research working group. With 11 years of experience, his expertise includes the formulation of strategic plans for banks and financial institutions, market research, scoping and segmentation, product, and process design, product planning and roll-out, and training. Anup has consulted over 100 institutions including commercial banks and non-banking financial corporations across Africa and Asia. He has also trained at the Boulder Institute of Microfinance on Product Development and Implementation for Financial Services. Before joining MSC, Anup worked as an Associate with the Centre for Microfinance based in Chennai, where he advised financial institutions on the design and implementation of enterprise financing and value chain lending products. He also worked with agricultural finance and livelihood services providers  to develop and re-engineer value chains.

Posts by Anup Singh

A crisis is a terrible thing to waste: Let us design a social security program for gig workers!

This blog highlights the need for a social security program for tech platform based gig workers, a subset of informal workers. We highlight the unique features of gig workers, and the enabling technology and formal financial ecosystem that can fulfil the promise of a safety net for gig workers. We also highlight the role of the government in regulating and financing such a scheme.

Same problems, same inequalities: Women in the digital gig economy

The digital gig economy in Africa has quickly gained prominence over time and continues to enhance opportunities for youth and women. Some of MSC’s recent research work in Kenya indicates increasing participation of women, especially in the blue-collar digital gig economy though there remains a gender disparity in women’s participation in this sector.

Where are the women in the digital credit bandwagon? Lessons from Kenya

This blog sheds light on how women are placed in the digital credit bandwagon in Kenya . Along with highlighting three key insights, the blog also establishes the business case for focusing on women as an important customer segment.

Making digital credit truly responsible- Insights from analysis of digital credit in Kenya

Based on MSC’s comprehensive study of the state of the digital credit landscape in Kenya (2019), this report highlights some positive signs and some persistent problems, as well as opportunities to improve products and consumer protection.

Making digital credit truly responsible

This video highlights the key changes in the digital credit landscape in Kenya between 2016 and 2018. It also touches upon the core challenges and emerging concerns in this sector.

Over the counter transactions: A threat to or a facilitator for digital finance ecosystems?

This report provides an analytical perspective on the pros and cons of mobile money over the counter (OTC) transactions.

Fintech in Uganda- Implications For Regulation

A wide variety of FinTech firms are emerging globally and indeed, also in Uganda. These firms are offering new products and services underpinned by new technologies. There is much hope that these new approaches to delivering financial products and services offer the potential to bring about benefits to consumers in terms of increased access, speed, […]

Digital Credit- challenges and potential

This video gives market insights from Kenya: The number of people who have borrowed digital loans, the portfolio quality of these loans as well as the number of people negatively listed on the credit reference bureau