Financial Inclusion

In 2014 that number was 2 billion, Because account ownership is nearly universal in high-income economies, virtually all unbanked adults live in developing economies. China and India, despite having relatively high account ownership, claim large shares of the global unbanked population because of their sheer size. Home to 225 million adults without an account, China has the world’s largest unbanked population, followed by India (190 million), Pakistan (100 million), and Indonesia (95 million) (map 2.1). Indeed, these four economies, together with three others — Nigeria, Mexico, and Bangladesh — are home to nearly half the world’s unbanked population (figure 2.1).

About Miruminvest

Mirum Invest is a boutique London-based investment advisory company that helps startups and SMEs to successfully launch and grow their business.

We connect startup businesses with investors and assist with raising finance, business development and planning, as well as go-to-market campaigns. We support businesses from concept to a scalable venture with launch strategies, business process planning, and “how to” implementation.

Our main focus is Fintech, in the Financial Inclusion Arena.

Our Projects

Our mission is that anyone with a phone can pay, receive, or bank from anywhere anytime

Infinity aims to improve your relationship with money and make investing a fun feature of your life.

GudItalia is a web platform for the love of “Made in Italy”

KogoPAY has raised £1 million in pre-Series A funding for it “socially-conscious” banking and payments platform.

The new platform for your market research in Africa

Our Partners

OVHcloud is a leading European cloud hyperscaler and has been a cloud and infrastructure provider for over 20 years, with more than 1.5 million customers worldwide served by 32 global water-cooled data centres. The OVHcloud Startup Program is a global program that has been running since 2015 and has received almost 7000 applications of which more than 2000 have been assisted with cloud credits and solution architecture support. We have a great cloud solutions offering for startups. Read More


Panamax Inc is a leading provider of Fintech and Telecom solutions to telecom operators, banks, financial institutions, carriers, service providers across the globe. Our fintech solutions include comprehensive Digital Financial Solutions suite that simplifies online transactions and drive financial inclusion.

LATOKEN is a rapidly growing crypto exchange focusing on liquidity for new tokens. LATOKEN entered CoinmarketCap’s Top-20 in March 2019 and keeps improving the result.

FINTECH.TV is a global media platform bringing you the latest in finance, blockchain, technology, sustainability, impact investing, SDGs, and ESG, with a studio presence at leading international exchanges.

Forward Advances provides online businesses friendly, flexible revenue based funding for marketing and inventory from £10k – £1m.

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How Open Banking Can Help Financial Inclusion

Thursday 9 September 2021

The expansion of open banking to ‘Open Finance’ could bring significant benefits for consumers in lowering costs in a variety of markets such as energy and telecoms and revolutionise consumers relationship with money even further.

 

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A new world coming: How can Africa and its private sector navigate the change?

From 28 to 30 September 2021, take part in the African private sector’s must-attend virtual event, open to a wider audience for the first time.

 

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The Swiss ICT Investor Club (SICTIC) organizes SICTIC Investor Days in Zürich, Lausanne, Geneva, Lugano, and various locations in Switzerland.
Due to COVID-19 restrictions, all our events are currently organised virtually.

 

OPEN BANKING EXPO CANADIAN MEET UP

Here at Open Banking Expo we recognise it’s more important than ever to stay connected. This is why 2021 will see us launch our free to attend quarterly meetup’s to bring together the visionaries, disruptors and innovators working together to move Open Banking (consumer directed finance) to the next level. Experience tells us it’s a collective effort from all corners of the ecosystem that will bring about change and transformation.

 

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Agenda

13-15 October 2021

EVENT TICKET PRICE: $50 (free for MAFH members and students)

Attendees pre-registering until the 31st July will receive a special early bird ticket offer!

The 3-Day Hybrid Conference, second and closing part of the Festival, will take place both in a virtual format and in-person* at the prestigious Caudan Arts Center situated in the capital of Mauritius!

The event will cater for both audiences online and on-site with exciting keynotes, workshops, activities, and panel discussions amongst others.

Leaders Room – General themes for fireside chats, keynotes and panel discussions.

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Cashless Africa

With 3 geographical regions (Europe, Asia & Africa) successfully developed over the last 18 years, the GPS series of events have been setting the scene for in-depth debate and discussions on payments and transactions in the retail space while bridging the gap between the stakeholders and the central banks/regulators.Read More »

News

Khula, a South Africa-based agritech startup that connects subsistence and commercial farmers to agricultural supply and marketplaces, has announced a $1.3 million seed raise from SA-based agrochemical company AECI and E Squared Investments.

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Telkom has announced today Sipho Maseko’s successor as CEO of the Telkom Group.

The South African telco has appointed Serame Taukobong as the Group CEO Designate with effect from 1 October 2021. Taukobong will assume the role of chief executive after Maseko makes his official exit from the company on 30 June 22.

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Johannesburg-based venture development and investment company Founders Factory Africa has invested in three more African tech startups to take its portfolio past the 25 mark.

Founders Factory, which originally launched in London in 2015 and has already built more than 70 startups, launched African operations in Johannesburg in 2018, from where it plans to design, build and scale 140 disruptive tech startups across Africa.

The company brought its model to Africa in partnership with Standard Bank, and subsequently secured backing from Netcare to provide a platform for entrepreneurs to build and scale e-health startups across Africa and Small Foundation to invest in agri-tech.Read More »

The future of sub-Saharan Africa economies is looking increasingly green for those paying close attention.

While global investment is expected to rise sharply this year as a result of the pandemic, impact investment – the funding of projects that generate social or environmental impact, as well as a financial return – is tipped to hold relatively steady, and could play a key role in the recovery of African economies and other emerging markets.

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Long gone is the era of queuing up in banks, speaking to customer assistants and tedious cumbersome paperwork. One marked change that has been the buzzword and the new characteristic of the last decade and continues to make waves in the industry is the rise of challenger digital banks.

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Most people in Africa who work from home are not engaging in safe online behaviour and putting both themselves, and the business, at risk.
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