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Illicit financial flows: A financial integrity perspective
How do we understand illicit financial flows from a financial integrity perspective?  Illicit financial flows (IFFs) are understood to have a [...]
African digital platforms and the future of financial products
As societies and economies change, so should the financial products that serve them. Financial products help us manage our lives. They enable us to [...]
Third-party cell captives as an enabler for transformation in the insurance sector
During the parliamentary hearings on financial sector transformation last year, there was a strong sense of urgency for radical transformation. In [...]
The benefits and potential risks of digital fiat currencies
Cryptocurrency has taken the financial world by storm since 2008 through its ability to deliver peer-to-peer payment that is faster, cheaper, more [...]
Exploring barriers to remittances in sub-Saharan Africa
On average, the remittance market in Africa is the most expensive in the world. The latest data from the World Bank indicates that the average cost [...]
Strong foundations: Assessing the role of the insurance sector in property market development
The housing shortfall in Africa is immense. For instance, the World Bank (2017) estimates that across eight countries in West Africa about 800,000 [...]
The role of insurance regulators in dealing with consumer data protection risks
Across industries, businesses are collecting, storing and using increasing amounts of consumer data. This has been made possible by the growth in [...]
What can behavioural science tell us about the financial decisions of women?
Women are significantly less likely to use formal banking services than men, due to a range of barriers to access and use. A lack of [...]
Where are the flows? Exploring barriers to remittances in sub-Saharan Africa
Remittance flows represent an increasingly important source of income for sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). Between 2012 and 2015, formal flows steadily grew [...]
Biometrics and financial inclusion: A roadmap for implementing biometric identity systems in sub-Saharan Africa
The World Bank (2017) estimates that 1.1 billion people live without proof of identity. Nearly 50% of these people live in sub-Saharan Africa, where [...]