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Building Innovation: APIs, Fintechs and Financial Institutions

Don’t know much about APIs? CFI Research Fellow Dan Kleinbaum describes them—including their main delivery types—and their potential for helping institutions reach the underserved.

By Dan Kleinbaum
Aug 04, 2019

Consumer Protection in a Digital Age

The Smart Campaign launches new standards and guidance for digital financial service providers.

By Elisabeth Rhyne
Jul 16, 2019

A Fourth Era: Balancing Behavioral Interventions with Quality Education

Financial education alone isn't the answer to improving client outcomes, but we shouldn’t forsake education for behavior-only approaches.

By Eric Noggle
Jul 10, 2019

Rural America: Another Casualty of Student Loan Debt?

Young people flocking to better pay in urban hubs is just another symptom of an over-indebtedness problem that requires modern solutions.

By Rachel Morpeth
Jul 01, 2019

Smart Campaign’s Next 10 Years to Start With New Digital Standards

Founded in the aftermath of the 2009 financial crisis, Smart has embedded client protection into a variety of sector products and practices. Now, risks from digital financial service provision are giving rise to new standards of protection.

By Elisabeth Rhyne
Jun 25, 2019

A Ugandan Refugee Camp Hosts Potential for Financial Inclusion

Newly arrived South Sudanese refugees at the Bidi Bidi camp have few resources, but mobile money and agent banking are among several potential vehicles for financial inclusion.

By Lauren Hendricks
Jun 20, 2019

Libra: With Opportunity Comes Responsibility to Safeguard

Together, we can ensure the products and services using the Facebook-backed platform create trust and value.

By Isabelle Barrès
Jun 18, 2019

Book Review: “Changing the World Without Losing Your Mind: Leadership Lessons from Three Decades of Social Entrepreneurship”

Alex Counts' combination “memoir, historical reference, and instruction manual” for social impact work offers actionable wisdom and a “front row seat” to financial inclusion’s formative years.

By Alexandra Fiorillo
Jun 17, 2019

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