Necessity is the mother of disruption: How Indonesia’s Fintech Startups can survive the do-or-die situation of COVID-19
This blog discusses the impact of COVID-19 on FinTechs in Indonesia. It also highlights the coping strategies of start-up FinTechs and provides recommendations for the stakeholders, government, and policymakers to help them survive and catalyze their growth.
How has the pandemic affected Indian FinTechs? What measures have the policymakers taken? Are these measures impactful for FinTechs? What are the investor sentiments for this sector? This report, the first in a series of ongoing Covid-19 research on Indian FinTechs and the Indian FinTech ecosystem by MSC, answers these questions in the current market’s context.
Inclusive FinTechs in Francophone Africa Côte d’Ivoire report
The ecosystem in Côte d’Ivoire comprises 37 FinTechs alongside 18 enablers and funding partners. Inclusive FinTechs catalyze financial inclusion by providing convenience and ease of use of products and services. They represent a new paradigm of design and implementation strategies for financial inclusion. However, they also pose new challenges.
Inclusive FinTechs in Francophone Africa Democratic Republic of the Congo country report
The DRC offers massive market potential for nascent technology start-ups. The political environment supports innovation, entrepreneurship, and digital services. The objective of the National Digital Plan is to drive a vibrant market and improve infrastructure to accelerate opportunities to drive financial inclusion.
Inclusive FinTechs in Francophone Africa: Mali country report
Mali is a frontier market for FinTechs. The ecosystem comprises 18 FinTechs, 11 enablers funding partners.
The Malian Government understands the need to strengthen the entrepreneurship ecosystem. It is in the process of creating policies to utilize digital solutions. This will require investment in skills, education, and support of the startup sector backed with strong mentors.
COVID-19: A harbinger of consumer behavior shifts among FinTech users
The blog analyzes the impact of the COVID-19 on two major categories of FinTechs—credit and savings FinTechs. We analyze the immediate impact of the pandemic and the ensuing regulatory changes on FinTechs along with some long-term changes in consumer behavior that can have a systemic adverse impact. We close by recommending data-driven measures that credit and savings FinTechs should take today to control and arrest such adverse changes in consumer behavior.