Live Webinar Preview: Financial Inclusion Efforts to Reduce the World’s Underbanked Population

An estimated 2.6 billion people around the world live with out regular access to banking services, hindering their ability to plan for the future, obtain credit or start a business. Access to formal financial resources is also a major challenge for refugees and similar groups. Read more about Zilient.org’s webinar designed to help broaden financial inclusion for the world’s underbanked population. Continue reading Live Webinar Preview: Financial Inclusion Efforts to Reduce the World’s Underbanked Population

The Power of App Aggregation: Evolution in the Brazilian Taxi Industry

Brazil’s taxi market is rapidly evolving with the introduction of premium ride services. OnFrontiers gained insight on the changing landscape during a recent conversation with Leo Tang, former CEO of the Brazilian branch of Easy Taxi, the first online taxi company to penetrate the Latin American market. Tang explains that app-driven car-for-hire companies are gaining a competitive edge in the wake of markets opening up in São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro. As the power of app-aggregation in transportation companies has been realized, investors have begun setting their sights on private companies. The transition has not necessarily been a smooth … Continue reading The Power of App Aggregation: Evolution in the Brazilian Taxi Industry

Haitian Elections: Optimism in the Horizon

The Caribbean country is back in the news. After a three-year delay of legislative and municipal elections, Haitians are finally preparing to vote—on August 9th for two thirds of the Senate and October 25th for the presidency, as well local and municipal elections. Candidates from 125 political parties have already registered. The incumbent president, Michel Martelly, has been ruling by decree since the parliament was dissolved last January when the terms of every member of the Chamber of Deputies and a third of the Senate expired. His final presidential year is starting this month.  Could elections turn out well for … Continue reading Haitian Elections: Optimism in the Horizon