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Unnetworked retailers: growing channel for financial services distribution?

Agent networks are critical for expanding access to financial services in developing countries. They enable providers to offer viable cost effective financial services at scale in developing countries reaching previously unserved and underserved adults. The focus has traditionally been on networked agents but increasingly providers are recognizing the potential of unnetworked agents, which exist outside of formalised networked retail chains and are independently owned and operated.

Making Access Possible (MAP) Malawi

Cenfri on behalf of FinMark Trust presented the key findings and recommendations from Making Access to Financial Services Possible (MAP) Malawi diagnostic report at the Stakeholder Workshop in Lilongwe, Malawi in April 2015. The workshop provided an opportunity for the MAP diagnostic team to test key findings with stakeholders and for stakeholders to provide feedback and comment on the findings for the final diagnostic report. 

2014 ASEAN Financial Inclusion Conference (Oct 2014)

In October 2014, Cenfri attended the 2014 ASEAN Financial Inclusion Conference: Enhancing Access to Finance for Unbanked People in the ASEAN region in Yangon, Myanmar. The conference was hosted by the Union of the Republic of Myanmar as the current Chair of ASEAN and brought together key stakeholders in the region, including policy makers, academics, practitioners and officials from UN agencies and regional and global financial institutions.

Can the digitalization of microinsurance make all the difference - Assessing the growth potential of digital microinsurance

Digital Financial Services (DFS) are increasingly seen as a way to address the high transaction costs impeding scale and access in financial services. As part of this focus on digital financial services, there is growing interest in how digitization could impact microinsurance, whether through distribution, scale, collections, or improving the efficiency of the value chain. The term Digital Microinsurance is used to encompass the broader role of digital mechanisms to support the delivery of microinsurance. Digital microinsurance is generally broader and more encompassing than the term mobile microinsurance (MMI or m-insurance) which places a greater focus on the mobile device.

 
Latest Publications

Unnetworked retailers: growing channel for financial services distribution?

Agent networks are critical for expanding access to financial services in developing countries. They enable providers to offer viable cost effective financial services at scale in developing countries reaching previously unserved and underserved adults. The focus has traditionally been on networked agents but increasingly providers are recognizing the potential of unnetworked agents, which exist outside of formalised networked retail chains and are independently owned and operated.

Making Access Possible (MAP) Malawi

Cenfri on behalf of FinMark Trust presented the key findings and recommendations from Making Access to Financial Services Possible (MAP) Malawi diagnostic report at the Stakeholder Workshop in Lilongwe, Malawi in April 2015. The workshop provided an opportunity for the MAP diagnostic team to test key findings with stakeholders and for stakeholders to provide feedback and comment on the findings for the final diagnostic report. 

2014 ASEAN Financial Inclusion Conference (Oct 2014)

In October 2014, Cenfri attended the 2014 ASEAN Financial Inclusion Conference: Enhancing Access to Finance for Unbanked People in the ASEAN region in Yangon, Myanmar. The conference was hosted by the Union of the Republic of Myanmar as the current Chair of ASEAN and brought together key stakeholders in the region, including policy makers, academics, practitioners and officials from UN agencies and regional and global financial institutions.

Can the digitalization of microinsurance make all the difference - Assessing the growth potential of digital microinsurance

Digital Financial Services (DFS) are increasingly seen as a way to address the high transaction costs impeding scale and access in financial services. As part of this focus on digital financial services, there is growing interest in how digitization could impact microinsurance, whether through distribution, scale, collections, or improving the efficiency of the value chain. The term Digital Microinsurance is used to encompass the broader role of digital mechanisms to support the delivery of microinsurance. Digital microinsurance is generally broader and more encompassing than the term mobile microinsurance (MMI or m-insurance) which places a greater focus on the mobile device.

 

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