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COLLABORATIVE LENDING – PAYMENT BANKS AND FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS PARTNER TO LEND TO THE UNDERBANKED

COLLABORATIVE LENDING – PAYMENT BANKS AND FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS PARTNER TO LEND TO THE UNDERBANKED

Over the last few years, governments, NGOs and to a lower extent, the private sector, have all invested huge efforts and capital to help the unbanked population in emerging markets access the formal financial system. The common belief is that financial inclusion will enable governments to remit funds to their citizens in a safer manner, thereby reducing corruption and fraud. In addition to financial inclusion, the migration to digital payments will also enable individuals and businesses to transact in a manner that is both cheaper and safer, thereby promoting entrepreneurship and growth.