Kenya plans to unlock micro, small & medium enterprises (MSME) financing
This podcast featured Lemuel Mangla, the Head of Policy and Compliance at CIS Kenya, and MSC’s BFS Specialist Kim Kariuki. They discussed the monumental changes in Kenya’s credit scoring system. The government is moving the financial industry from blacklisting to a graduated model that allows even those with poor scores to access credit. More than 4 million Kenyans can now access formal credit with this move, which will likely accelerate post-pandemic recovery and improve liquidity for women-led MSMEs.
Opportunity knocks on every phone through the power of digital lending
The startup FLYK provides credit services to the low- and moderate-income (LMI) segment in India through its mobile app. FLYK uses psychometric assessment to understand consumer behavior beyond CIBIL scores. It underwrites loans through alternative data, which allows increased inclusion among its rural borrower segment. Through its “Combined Responsibility Network (CRN),” FLYK works to overcome the limitations of traditional lending models. Learn more about how the startup understood the need and recognized the solution here.