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22 Feb: #RegTechOpen4Business | How can RegTech drive greater financial inclusion?

  • 22 Feb 2022
  • 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
  • Via Microsoft Teams

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Now more than ever, financial services continues to harness the power of technology to transform, grow, and reframe the future. By using our combined capability and reach to address some of today’s biggest societal challenges, we can put RegTechs to the test to find new and innovative ways to change the world for the better.

This event program, created in collaboration with EY, will concentrate on how RegTech can drive greater financial inclusion through:

  • Access to Financial Services (FS) through social media platforms & other 'non-traditional’ channels.
  • Biometrics and digital ID to support those without formal ID document.
  • Development and socialisation of an attractive customer proposition.
  • Use of data to analyse FS usage and development of strategies to support further usage by those technically 'banked' but not making use of the services they have access to.
  • Driving ease of low cost/free payments.
  • ESG Capabilities.
  • Development of specific entry products and services that solve common challenges for populations that would typically not have access to financial services
  • Providing education to users about the benefits of FS.

Agenda

Time

Activity

4:30pm

Welcome and acknowledgement of country Deborah Young 

4:35pm

Introduction to Financial Inclusion | 
Nick Davison and Dima Katchalov, EY

      4:45pm

      Five minute RegTech Case Studies 

      5:15pm Q&A | All Participants

      5:30pm

      Thank you and event concludes | Deborah Young


      What we know:

      • Financial inclusion means that individuals and businesses have access to useful and affordable financial products and services that meet their needs – transactions, payments, savings, credit and insurance – delivered in a responsible and sustainable way.
      • Great strides have been made toward financial inclusion and 1.2 billion adults worldwide have gotten access to an account since 2011. Today, 69% of adults have an account.
      • Moving from access to account to account usage is the next step for countries where 80% or more of the population have accounts (China, Kenya, India, Thailand). These countries relied on reforms, private sector innovation, and a push to open low-cost  accounts, including mobile and digitally-enabled payments.
      • However, close to one-third of adults – 1.7 billion – are still unbanked, according to the latest Findex data. About half of unbanked people include women, poor households in rural areas, or out of the workforce.