From a digital lender to a microfinance bank—what does this mean for MFIs in Africa?
Our podcast featured DFS Consultant Wesley Otoso and DFS Specialist Edward Obiko of MSC. They discussed the landmark transition where Kenya’s first digital lender Branch International acquired Century Microfinance Bank in its latest expansion drive. Wesley and Edward delve deeper to unpack the motivation behind this acquisition and what it now means to traditional financial service providers and FinTechs.
Our newest podcast sees Elizabeth Berthe, Partner at MSC, and Henry Lagat, Associate Partnerships Officer at Generation Africa, discussing the role of youth agri-entrepreneurship in Africa. They explore how the financial sector, the development community, and multilateral organizations can lay the groundwork for increased entrepreneurship in the agricultural industry.
Bridging the digital divide using innovative approaches to financial and digital education
This podcast highlights the existing digital divide and exclusion among the underserved segments of the population. It also identifies barriers that hamper access to the internet and technology, such as socio-economic conditions and geographical context, and lead to exclusion from digital financial services. Based on MSC’s insights and lessons from our research and expertise, the podcast offers innovative approaches to digital and financial education for financial institutions to bridge the digital divide.
This podcast series is hosted by MSC for dedicated founders, start-ups, investors, and other stakeholders in the startup ecosystem. Through this bouquet of curated conversations around developments in the financial inclusion space, we offer insights and lessons based on our research and expertise.