Designing Financial Products for the Underserved | CGI 2012 Presentation
Designing Financial Products for the Underserved: CGI 2012 Presentation
2.5 billion people worldwide do not have a formal bank account and even more have
economic needs that are not well met by the traditional financial industry. This
provocative session asked what it will take to achieve full financial inclusion.
We explored the new thinking and tools that are required for NGOs, companies and
social entrepreneurs to go beyond microfinance and build true financial capacity
among the people they serve.
View this highlight video and listen as a select group of innovators wrestle with
the question of what financial services would look like if products and programs
were designed from the “underserved” out.
Moderator: Rana Foroohar, Assistant Managing Editor, TIME Magazine
Professor Yunus, Founder, Grameen Bank and Nobel Peace Prize winner
Paul Foster, Chief Marketing Officer, Western Union Business Solutions
Susan Cheston, Senior Advisor, Center for Financial Inclusion, ACCION International
Annie Duflo, Executive Director, Innovations for Poverty Action
Western Union Business Solutions works with NGOs and not-for-profits around the
world, helping them simplify their international payables and receivables and make
life easy for students and staff.
In Ireland, Western Union Business Solutions is an operating division of The Western Union Company. Services in Ireland are provided by Western Union Business Solutions (UK) Limited or Custom House Financial (UK) Limited (collectively referred to as "WUBS" or "Western Union Business Solutions").
Western Union Business Solutions (UK) Limited and Custom House Financial (UK) Limited are authorised by the Financial Conduct Authority in the United Kingdom and are regulated by the Central Bank of Ireland for conduct of business rules.