Universal Financial Access

When: Wed, Sept 21, 8:30am–Thu, Sept 22, 5pm
Where: Sasana Kijang, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Admission: Free
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[ Global Symposium on Innovative Financial Inclusion: Harnessing Innovation for Inclusive Finance ] Financial inclusion is recognized as critical to reducing poverty and achieving inclusive economic growth. Financially included individuals and firms can smooth their cash flows, meet unexpected expenditures or losses in income, or invest in their skills, health, assets, or new business. The World Bank Group has issued a call to action to achieve Universal Financial Access by 2020 (UFA2020), which means that basic access to the formal financial system should be possible for everyone. Topics include (abbreviated titles and speaker list):
  • A New Wave in Payments and Remittances - Molly Shea, SVP, Western Union
  • Inclusive Financial Systems of the Future - Alfred Hannig, ED, AFI
  • Innovations to Scale Up SME Finance - Rahul Shinghal, GM, PayPal
  • The Future of Fintech in Financial Services - Ari Sarker, President, MasterCard
  • Crowdfunding as an Innovative Platform - Rob Frohwein, CEO, Kabbage
  • Big Data in Consumer Protection - Long Chen, Chief Strategy Officer, Alipay
  • Blockchain: Increasing Transparency - Chia Tek Yew, Principal, KPMG
  • The Way Forward for Innovative Financial Inclusion - Simon Bell, World Bank
[Two financial inclusion startups from Indonesia scored follow-ups in the recent Tri5:
  • YuTernak - Kickstarter for farming
  • SudahTransfer - Paypal which requires no credit card or bank account]

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