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Financial Inclusion and Union Budget 2020

Financial inclusion is increasingly being recognized as a key driver of economic growth and poverty alleviation across the globe. Studies have found that access to formal finance can boost job creation, reduce vulnerability to economic shocks and increase investments in human capital. Seven of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) of 2030 view financial...
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Mobile Wallets in India 2020

Mobile Wallets has grown rapidly in India. As per a BI Mobile Payments report, in-store mobile payments would grow to $503 billion by 2020.  As per another report Mobile Payment Volume would increase tenfold by 2021. Who are The Enablers to Mobile Payment? Growth of e-commerceIncreased Penetration of smartphonesFree and easy access to the Internet...
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Digital Banking and its Allies for 2020

USA Number of digital banking users in the United States from 2014 to 2019 161.6 million a twenty percent increase from 2014. Source – Statista Great Britain Online banking in Great Britain from 2007 to 2019 73% of users avail online banking In 2007 – 30%, 2014 – 53% and in 2019 it is 73%...
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Top 5 Fintech Post 2019

A big year for Fintech – or should I say Fintech-led disruption? Experts predicted Fintech to scale in 2019, and they weren’t wrong – innovation-led banking, bypassing legacy banks, new entrants like Neo Banks taking a plunge reducing friction to serve Banking for one and all. Initiatives like PSD2 and Sahamati shaping up and being...
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Four KPI’s to Measure ROI of a Digital Bank in 2020?

While, as a technology provider firm we always urge our clients’ Banks and FI’s to adopt “Digital Channels,” we also stress on How to evaluate the ROI of a Digital Bank after implementing the banking solution. Here is a quick guide that would guide you to look for KPI’s and calculate the ROI of a...
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Is Neo Banking all about UI/UX?

Experience! How do you craft a digital experience for your consumers? BY providing them a robust, stable, highly efficient digital platform, but have you thought that 80% of the digital experience is driven by the way UI/UX has been designed. Neo Banks aka challenger banks that are 100% digital, the UI/UX weighs a lot more...
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Turkey Cashless Society by 2023 – Mobile Wallets are the key!

Have you ever tried Turkish tea? For a tea-addict like me, it was incredible! And thanks to these fantastic tea flavors that I got to know about Turkey, a land with rich history in culture and food has also shaped the history of economics. The concept of stock exchange, commerce and money were all born...
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Neo Banks In India

Just a few days back we got an interesting query on our website chat – Which new technologies already present in foreign countries can be adopted for Indian banks? My one term answer to that question would have been – Neo Banks! Yes, Neo Banks are the answer to the efforts– cashless banking, automated payments,...
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The evolution of mobile wallets and digital payments in Jordan

Digital is just not a word anymore;its your life. Part and parcel of humans, economy, and countries. Each country is trying to regulate, innovate, implement digital solutions, services and lifestyles. Today we are going to discuss about one such beautiful country Jordan and the evolutions of mobile wallets in the stunning landscape. What kind of...
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How to offer a best-in-class Mobile Wallet experience for MENA?

The Middle East and North Africa are witnessing a change in consumer preferences, evolving Fintech start-ups, and supporting regulation are testing banks and FI’s digital capabilities.  The consumers are going digital, creating new opportunities for financial market to disrupt and embrace fully integrated mobile wallets via smartphones, wearables, and tablets.  A recent GSMA research outline...
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Digital Wallets in Israel – Use Cases, Consumers, and Economy

In the year 2006, when I was in Pune, many Israelis were staying within our locality. Apart from the country name and a possibility of locating it on the world map, I hardly knew anything about Israel. So when I was offered this post, I never thought it would be an eye-opener to me, on...
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Diigtal Wallets in UAE

Mobile Money wallets in UAE

Mastercard, in their recent report “The Cashless Journey,” stated that UAE economy is among the most rapidly growing as a cashless based society. VISA another leader in digital payments surveyed retailers found that 63% of the retailers claimed foot traffic increasing and 68% increase in revenue with the acceptance of digital payments. The survey also...
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Neo Banks Use Cases

Neo Bank – Use Cases, Impact and how it is challenging the incumbents

The post first appeared on linkedin. To get more such insights, please connect with me here. I often get this question – How different is a Neo Bank from a traditional bank? I love to quote : Neo Banks are “INCH wide and a MILE deep” platforms for users addressing their day to day decision making and banking integrated. Neo...
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Why Should Banks Go Digital?

First, it was customers pushing banks to adapt to the digital wave, and now non-bank enterprises growing as competitors are pushing traditional banks to become digital enterprises. And why not – when data shows retail banks that digitize could achieve a 20% increase in revenues and a decline in expenditures by 30%. On the other hand, for...
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Sahamati

Sahamati and Data say – I Do! A match made on earth for fintech, banks, and customers

Data the new Oil has been under scrutiny these days. When Microsoft bought LinkedIn or when Facebook acquired Whatsapp, the speculation was that they were eyeing the data these acquired company have gained in recent years. Then recently I saw a video floating on WhatsApp [authentic or not no clue], but it claimed that every...
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Neo Banking - Banking beyond physical walls

Neo Banking – An exclusive Digital Bank

Image Credits – cryptohead.io The post first appeared on linkedin. To get more such insights, please connect with me here. Could a bank without the physical walls exist? If you had asked me this, a few years back, I would have said – may be, but in 2019 I feel proud to be associated with many of these...
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DIFFERENT WAYS TO BANKING – DIGITAL, ONLINE, INTERNET, MOBILE BANKING, NEO, E-BANKING

Editor’s Note : This post was originally published in [January, 2019] and has been updated for freshness, accuracy and comprehensiveness. What is Online Banking Accessing Banking services via internetAlso Called Internet Banking or Web BankingConducting financial and non-financial transactions via web interface or a smartphoneAbility to access all financial information of your bank on your...
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Digital Banking

What is Digital Banking and How Digital Banking Works?

I wonder if “Right to go digital” should be included as the seventh fundamental right in India. What do you say? Be it a shop, a salon,or cobbler everyone is aspiring to register its digital presence. And why not when “money” can move digitally,even individuals, organizations,and most importantly banks need to sail via a digital...
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Financial literacy – The fourth pillar of Financial Inclusion

The post first appeared on linkedin. To get more such insights, please connect with me here. While I was privileged to go to school, get educated, watch tv, buy books, during my adolescent days. I never realized some people do not have access to primary education until I saw this ad on Doordarshan – राष्ट्रीय साक्षरता मिशन [National Literacy...
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Regulation in Financial Inclusion

Regulation need to strike a balance to enable Financial Inclusion

The post first appeared on linkedin. To get more such insights, please connect with me here. This is the third part of my Financial Inclusion series, in case you have missed the two here is the link for part one and two. Regulation in Financial Inclusion has two aspects one is about “laying the right rule” the other is “supervision”...
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women and financial inclusion

Women are the “Changemakers” to Financial Inclusion

The post first appeared on Linkedin. To get more such insights, please connect with me here. My last post on LinkedIn spoke about “extra push” from government, brands, banks, and technology. While these are guiding lights of the Financial Inclusion game, the torch-bearing initiators in each household are women. Women the changemakers of the society, it’s worth...
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KPIs to measure ROI of a digital bank

The post first appeared on FINTECH FUTURES. To get more such insights, please connect with me here. An Avaya survey in India a couple of years ago found that 51% of Indians use online banking whereas another report by the Office for National Statistics says 69% of UK population bank online. Digital banking that knocked...
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Financial Inclusion needs an extra push!

The post first appeared on linkedin. To get more such insights, please connect with me here. What is the longest distance you traveled to avail a service? Okay, I am not talking about marathons! But while you are reading this on your smart device waiting for a booked cab or live cricket score, pause as […]
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Digital Banking in US

Digital Banking – Initiatives, Use Cases, Examples, Opportunities in the US

The year 2012 was a bit frustrating for Olympic tourist in London as VISA was the only card to be accepted. Banks in the US who have offered Mastercard to their customer were under pressure to issue new VISA cards to engage their loyal customer and earn revenue from international payments. For a developed nation […]
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Digital Banking Customer – Are you?

Just few days more and we would finish the first quarter of 2019, the year of technology, data, and innovation. So, for a while lets pause and think about the Digital you? When one of my friends told me – you are a digital person, I shrugged my shoulders NAAH! I still withdraw cash from […]
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Teknospire s Popular Blogs In 2018

Teknospire’s Popular Blogs In 2018

We had an amazing 2018, our blogs have been well received by our readers. Here’s the tour of our most loved ones    
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Digital Banking Europe

Digital Banking: Use Cases and Opportunities in Europe

When was the last time you stepped into a brick and mortar bank branch for financial transactions? It sure has become a rarity for many of us, maybe even unheard of for most millennials. Most banking operations are just a click away today. Welcome to Digital Banking! As advanced as it may seem now, banking...
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Different Ways to Bank – Digital Banking, Online Banking, Internet banking, Mobile Banking

“Financial Institutions must be able to deliver and easy to navigate, a seamless digital platform that goes beyond a miniaturized online banking platform.”-Jim Marous, Publisher –  Digital Banking Report How many of you have actually visited a bank in recent times? Do you remember the last time you visited a bank to transact money? Not...
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