03 Jul, 2017

Laku Pandai: Catalyst for Financial Inclusion in Indonesia

03 Jul, 2017

Indonesia has the 4th biggest population in the world with a total of 260 million. Among them, 203 million people earns below $4.5 per day. Most of them don’t have access to formal banks. However, they do play a huge role on Indonesia’s economy, 57% of the nation’s GDP...

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18 May, 2017

Fintech empowering Microcapital

18 May, 2017

Recently, the Indonesian authorities have been trying to tackle the problem of financial inclusion in Indonesia through the help of financial technlogies (fintech). An article in 2016 by enterpriseinnovation.net showcases how Indonesia is planning to advance financial inclusion through fintech. The Indonesian authorities believe that tackling the low financial...

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18 May, 2017

Indonesian Financial Inclusion

18 May, 2017

An article published on the 16 January 2017 by the Jakarta Post speaks about the progression of financial inclusion among Indonesians. It also speaks about the Financial Services Authority (OJK) goal to further increase financial inclusion in Indonesia. According to the National Survey on Financial Literacy and Inclusion (SNLIK)...

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16 Mar, 2017

Fintech can be the unbanked’s best hope for financial inclusion

16 Mar, 2017

If you had asked anyone in the region about fintech just a couple of years ago, you would have been met with blank stares – and not the eyes-glazing-over kind that some people get when someone mentions finance. Today, it’s the fancy, shiny sports car that just pulled up...

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16 Mar, 2017

How the humble QR code may usher in the cashless society, starting in India

16 Mar, 2017

Clay Shirky, in Here Comes Everybody, writes “Communications tools don’t get socially interesting until they get technologically boring.” QR Codes are a good example. This post describes: QR Codes 101 including who controls QR Codes and why QR Codes matter Why India QR is a game-changer QR Codes for...

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16 Mar, 2017

Fintech in Indonesia

16 Mar, 2017

Imagine yourself ordering a bowl of instant noodles from a small food stall in a remote village. When it’s time to pay, the stall owner presents you with their low-end smartphone, on which you would place your finger to confirm payment. In a blink of an eye, a sum...

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