Mohit Saini

Senior Analyst

Mohit is a Manager with MSC's Digital Financial Services (DFS) Domain.

Mohit is a DFS consultant with substantial experience of working in countries like Bangladesh, India, Malawi and Uganda with the regulators, policymakers, start-ups, DFS providers, and other ecosystem players. He has worked on projects commissioned by BMGF, JPMorgan Chase (JPMC), the World Bank Group (IFC), UNCDF, UKaid and others. Within MSC, he has managed projects focusing on accelerating the uptake of DFS among the last mile through bottom-up, client-centric approach. Presently, his work focuses on designing a differentiated incubator lab for fintech start-ups to cater to the Low-and Middle-Income (LMI) segments in India. In addition, his work involves offering technical advisory to DFS providers, developing their go-to-market strategies, and undertaking client-centric market researches focused on gender and behavioural aspects. Formerly, Mohit has worked as an Operations Manager with Atyati Technologies Pvt. Ltd- a Bengaluru-based fintech start-up. He holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Rural Management, with specialisation in rural finance from one of India's most prestigious institutions, Institute of Rural Management, Anand (IRMA). He is fluent in English and Hindi.

Posts by Mohit Saini

Fintechs for LMI segments – What’s the intricate puzzle?

This blog covers the definition of the LMI segments, the fintech landscape in India, and the challenges that prevent various players like fintechs, incumbents, and investors from catering to these segments.

Fintech Study to Model a Financial Inclusion Lab

The current landscape suggests a growing influence of fintechs in India. However, growth and investments have primarily confined in the payments and credit domains, and in a few metro cities.

Country Focus Note: Vietnam

Given the government’s push towards a cashless economy by 2020, we may expect technology-driven and innovative solutions to emerge in Vietnam through active collaborations between fintechs and incumbent financial service providers.

Country Focus Note: Bangladesh

Fintech players in Bangladesh, primarily led by the MFS players, have a huge potential to address the key constraints that hold back financial inclusion and to facilitate the integration of underserved segments into the formal financial services sector.

Learnings from Transforming Villages into ‘Less-cash Villages’: Part Two

MicroSave has been working with NPCI and leading public sector banks to create a less-cash ecosystem in select villages across the country. This note captures the concluding part of the journey.

Learnings from Transforming Villages into ‘Less-cash Villages’: Part One

MicroSave has been working with NPCI and leading Public Sector Banks to create a less-cash ecosystem in select villages across the country. This highlights the lessons learnt during the intervention and highlights the key steps involved.

First digitally enabled panchayat in Odisha

This NPCI initiative brings insights on the digital transformation journey that the organization has undertaken to enable panchayats across the country, and encourage active and sustaining village level participation.

Is ‘Cashless’ the Road Ahead towards Digital India?

This case-study will provide you a sneak-peek to the journey of the creation of the first “cashless” panchayat in Odisha.