This podcast brings together MSC’s Financial Services Analysts, Nicholas Mungai and Gregory Ilukwe. They share insights on how the significant changes and milestones in Kenya’s financial services sector have shaped the sustainability of its mobile money agents. They also discuss how the future of mobile money agencies should hinge on agents offering various complimentary financial and non-financial services to ensure their sustainability.
The Mool mantra: Simplifying financial services for the masses
In this blog, we chart Mool’s journey. Mool is a neo bank that enables Indians in the low- and middle-income (LMI) segment to take small steps toward saving and investing. Read on to see how Mool uses an interactive, easy-to-use platform to make customers save more and plan their financial lives better.
Mool is a startup under the Financial Inclusion (FI) Lab accelerator program’s fifth cohort. The FI Lab is supported by some of the largest philanthropic organizations worldwide—the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, J.P. Morgan, Michael & Susan Dell Foundation, MetLife Foundation, and Omidyar Network.
How can FinTech TSPs support microfinance institutions to get on board the DEPA ecosystem?
This blog, the second in this series, discusses the role of FinTechs as technology service providers (TSPs) in enabling last-mile lenders, such as MFIs, to adopt the DEPA framework. Read the blog to understand how TSPs can help onboard these institutions onto the DEPA framework while providing other value-added services.
What holds back microfinance institutions from adopting the DEPA framework?
This blog discusses the Account Aggregator (AA) framework, a consent-based system under the IndiaStack that enables data sharing across financial institutions. Here we look at the framework from the perspective of financial inclusion and discuss how microfinance institutions, which cater largely to low and middle-income (LMI) customers, may struggle to adopt AA at this stage.
The word “Mool” means “root.” Mool, a neo-banking platform, provides its customers with various financial services designed as per their needs. It also partners with business entities to create products for their employees. Listen to our podcast with Abhinav Nayar, the founder of Mool, to understand neobanking for nonaffluent users and its challenges in the Indian context.
In 2021, MSC focused on sectors like MSME, agriculture, microfinance, gender, youth, climate change, and digital finance. We took a deep look into measures to minimize the pandemic’s impact on the LMI segments. Here is a roundup of our most-read blogs in 2021.