Manali Jain

Manali Jain is an associate in the Digital Financial Services domain of MSC, focused in Payments and Distribution.

Manali is a budding economist turned development sector consultant and has experience of working with the regulators, policymakers, startups, DFS providers, and other ecosystem players. She has worked on projects commissioned by BMGF, JPMorgan Chase (JPMC), MetLife Foundation, Omidyar Network, and others. Her work involves offering technical advisory to DFS providers, developing their go-to-market strategies, and undertaking client-centric market researches focused on gender and behavioral aspects to accelerate the uptake of DFS at the bottom of the pyramid. She holds a graduate degree in economics from Shri ram college of commerce.

Posts by Manali Jain

Finarkein: Democratizing data in financial services

This blog talks about Finarkein Analytics, a technology service provider platform focused on simplifying the information value chain through its unique and innovative data analytics solution

One chit at a time: How has myPaisaa been transforming the traditional avatar of chit funds

This blog look at myPaisaa, a startup that helps people save money and avail hassle-free credit through digital chit funds. Read on to understand how myPaisaa has been exploring the low- and middle-income segment and help them save more.

EasyPlan: Easing the middle-income segment into a more robust savings behavior

EasyPlan is a platform that helps the middle-income segment in India invest simply and conveniently through its digital savings app. This blog examines EasyPlan’s journey in identifying its target audience to refine the services it provides on its platform.

Bridge2Capital: Breaking the patterns of the erstwhile normal

This blog highlights the journey of Xtracap, a fintech start-up that provides extended credit to low- and middle-income merchants in India towards their daily working capital needs through its flagship technology platform—Bridge2Capital.

The disruptors get disrupted: Indian FinTechs during COVID-19

This blog, based on MSC’s three-phase study, explores the impact of COVID-19 on Indian FinTechs and various strategies that helped them survive and recover. It further provides recommendations for regulators and accelerators to support FinTechs holistically and sustainably.

Analysis of India’s payment system indicators in 2020

How has the pandemic affected cash and digital payments in India? Which instruments have seen accelerated adoption and which FinTechs have emerged as victors? This report answers these questions through the experiences of three Indian women who navigated 2020 using a diverse range of payment instruments.