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African start-up success can be replicated within emerging market financial services The blockchain whirlwind that's shaking up financial services FinTech innovation in the B2B space is finally taking off Insurance is about to get a digital makeover Investors need to stick to their guns when in Emerging Markets Outsized Blog - The boutique revolution Big companies are trying and failing to replicate the start-up approach Emerging markets are going to drive premium growth in insurance Do it right - designing products for lower income consumers The emergence of the 'not-quite middle class' in Africa The emerging age of blockchain within insurance The importance of building strong financial sectors in Conflict-Affected States India is named the world's third largest home of tech startups Omnichannel yes, digital only channels, not for most. RBI enacts initiatives to address emerging FinTech disruptors, including Blockchain technology 2016 Trends for the insurance industry to lock onto Outsized Blog - Levelling the playing field and transforming a $250bn industry Hopeful times for FinTech despite Brexit Social Network banking is on its way The top 10 emerging markets to watch out for FinTechs should not be feared but embraced and cooperated with Payments Banks finally seem to be on the horizon in India What you need to do to ensure real innovation in a world of increasing diruption Could FinTech be the best thing to ever happen to traditional banks? African FinTechs are not disrupting anything It is time for Indian FinTech Start-ups to start solving real world problems Can financial services companies afford not to leverage CSR in emerging markets? Banks and insurers need to go back to the drawing board to address emerging consumers Countries such as India and Nigeria would benefit the most from a cashless world India Post has huge potential to make a breakthough in financial inclusion Opportunities for disruptors as traditional Asia-Pacific banks struggle to maintain growth. Outsized Blog - I don't want a baby sister! Ghana's financial inclusion given a boost from digital financial services Now out of the EU, the UK will be looking to strengthen alliances elsewhere and India may be a good place to start. The workforce of the future and the importance of fluid talent The workforce of the future and the importance of fluid talent A consolidation era is emerging within the Indian insurance sector A consolidation era is emerging within the Indian insurance sector Use of alternative data for credit scoring Use of alternative data for credit scoring Digital disruption - What incumbents need to do to recognise if it's happening and how to adapt to prosper Digital disruption - What incumbents need to do to recognise if it's happening and how to adapt to prosper Competition and valuations increasing for African Private Equity deals Competition and valuations increasing for African Private Equity deals Impact investing - is it a houseboat or a brunch....? Impact investing - is it a houseboat or a brunch....? Is there an impending leadership challenge in emerging markets? Is there an impending leadership challenge in emerging markets? Why East Africa is an Impact Investing Hot Spot Why East Africa is an Impact Investing Hot Spot Mahindra Insurance Brokers looking to cover 2.50 lakh villages in 3 years Mahindra Insurance Brokers looking to cover 2.50 lakh villages in 3 years Facebook’s HR chief conducted a company-wide study to find its best managers – and 7 behaviours stood out Facebook’s HR chief conducted a company-wide study to find its best managers – and 7 behaviours stood out Cultivating present and future leaders with reverse mentoring Cultivating present and future leaders with reverse mentoring How technology is disrupting financial inclusion in India How technology is disrupting financial inclusion in India Modular financial services Modular financial services 7 digital questions for banks 7 digital questions for banks Cutting through the noise around financial technology Cutting through the noise around financial technology The future of insurance in a digital world The future of insurance in a digital world

African start-up success can be replicated within ...

22
Sep

Zazu is an online market place, moving rural farmers into the modern capital markets in Africa. It has been created from...

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The blockchain whirlwind that's shaking up financi...

21
Sep

FinTech has been fueling disruption, healthy competition and innovation for the past decade. However, this financial services transformation has been ...

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FinTech innovation in the B2B space is finally tak...

16
Sep

FinTech has been fueling disruption, healthy competition and innovation for the past decade. However, this financial services transformation has been ...

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Insurance is about to get a digital makeover

14
Sep

Insurance, with specific emphasis of P&C is in need of something new in order to ensure it keeps up with the ever mo...

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Investors need to stick to their guns when in Emer...

13
Sep

As Niclas mentioned in his last blog, our ambition at the outset was to transform the $250bn market for consulting servi...

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Outsized Blog - The boutique revolution

08
Sep

As Niclas mentioned in his last blog, our ambition at the outset was to transform the $250bn market for consulting service. We are passionate about ch...

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Big companies are trying and failing to replicate ...

07
Sep

Large businesses across a range of industries, including insurance and banking are starting to admit the looming threat of innovative start-ups taking...

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Emerging markets are going to drive premium growth...

02
Sep

Due to a growing urban middle class, vast and ever-evolving technological developments and useful regulatory changes acr...

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Do it right - designing products for lower income ...

01
Sep

Most products that are designed for developing market consumers are too expensive, oversimplified, not simple enough or ...

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The emergence of the 'not-quite middle class' in A...

31
Aug

If we break down Africa’s population pyramid, what we see is not a rising middle class but rather a new group that lives on the cusp between pov...

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The emerging age of blockchain within insurance

26
Aug

With industries such as FinTech and Financial Services taking advantage of Blockchain, Insurance needs to continue to be ahead of the game and adopt i...

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The importance of building strong financial sector...

25
Aug

Financial inclusion and the development of a strong financial sector has been an increasing priority for emerging and de...

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India is named the world's third largest home of t...

23
Aug

In sector after sector, companies are asking how they can adapt to the digital world - how they can build more digital c...

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Omnichannel yes, digital only channels, not for mo...

16
Aug

In sector after sector, companies are asking how they can adapt to the digital world - how they can build more digital capabilities, create more digit...

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RBI enacts initiatives to address emerging FinTech...

15
Aug

The time has come for central banks such as The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) to acknowledge and possibly incorporate the FinTech disruptions. Deputy Go...

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2016 Trends for the insurance industry to lock ont...

12
Aug

Blockchain technology, new payment models and algorithmic business are a few among the top trends forcasted to dominate ...

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Outsized Blog - Levelling the playing field and tr...

10
Aug

I founded Outsized with what some might call a fairly ambitious goal – to transform the $250bn market for consulti...

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Hopeful times for FinTech despite Brexit

08
Aug

After many pessimistic warning calls being channelled to FinTech start-ups post-brexit regarding sustainability and investment, things aren't so bad a...

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Social Network banking is on its way

05
Aug

Social networks have swiftly transformed our every day lives, they have infiltrated the professional world and they are soon to change the way we bank...

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The top 10 emerging markets to watch out for

29
Jul

In the world of increasing competition and globalisation, growth and innovations of all kinds are arising from some unex...

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FinTechs should not be feared but embraced and coo...

28
Jul

FinTechs have made an irreversible impact on modern banking over the past four years. They have commonly been feared by ...

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Payments Banks finally seem to be on the horizon i...

27
Jul

Nearly a year after the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) gave 'in-principle' licences to launch payments banks within the country, the 8 remaining entities...

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What you need to do to ensure real innovation in ...

22
Jul

With the threats of disruption within the industry becoming all too real, businesses need to face it head on and focus on and take the organisation ou...

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Could FinTech be the best thing to ever happen to ...

20
Jul

 As Singh (General Manager, Oracle Financial Services) analyses the truth of the situation, large, traditional bank...

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African FinTechs are not disrupting anything

18
Jul

The way forward for FinTechs is not necessarily through disruption of the existing but the creation of something new and...

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It is time for Indian FinTech Start-ups to start s...

15
Jul

The way forward for FinTechs is not necessarily through disruption of the existing but the creation of something new and groundbreaking. Read full ar...

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Can financial services companies afford not to lev...

12
Jul

With hundreds of millions of unbanked customers, leapfrogging growth in digital access, high economic growth, and multiple underserved financial marke...

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Banks and insurers need to go back to the drawing ...

12
Jul

  Tweaking existing products or water down existing featurs is not working for emerging markets. Incumbents, many ...

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Countries such as India and Nigeria would benefit ...

11
Jul

News of a banking license being lined up and its vast network within the country, India Post have huge potential to make...

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India Post has huge potential to make a breakthoug...

07
Jul

News of a banking license being lined up and its vast network within the country, India Post have huge potential to make a difference. If the nessesar...

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Opportunities for disruptors as traditional Asia-P...

05
Jul

The 2016 Asia-Pacific Banking Review shows that as antiquated, undigitalized firms struggle to keep up and stay on top, it is time for incumbents to a...

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Outsized Blog - I don't want a baby sister!

29
Jun

Whether in business or in life, the tension between established incumbents and new challengers is one that will always r...

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Ghana's financial inclusion given a boost from di...

28
Jun

New digital services introduced by the Bank of Ghana, such as the National Payments Systems Strategy, have greatly accel...

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Now out of the EU, the UK will be looking to stren...

24
Jun

With the UK's decision to leave the EU it will be important for them to reach out to fast growing emerging and developing markets, they will hope the ...

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The workforce of the future and the importance of ...

24
Jun

The workforce of the future will need to be more dynamic and fluid in order to both drive innovation and manage costs. The use of specialist external ...

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The workforce of the future and the importance of ...

24
Jun

The workforce of the future will need to be more dynamic and fluid in order to both drive innovation and manage costs. T...

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A consolidation era is emerging within the Indian ...

21
Jun

It has been said that an era of consolidation will soon commence within the insurance sector, after the recent announcem...

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A consolidation era is emerging within the Indian ...

21
Jun

It has been said that an era of consolidation will soon commence within the insurance sector, after the recent announcements of board approvals for a ...

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Use of alternative data for credit scoring

19
May

      Two billion people lack access to formal financial services - use of mobile data can help customers with no credit score get '...

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Use of alternative data for credit scoring

19
May

      Two billion people lack access to formal financial services - use of mobile data can help custom...

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Digital disruption - What incumbents need to do to...

19
May

Incumbents needn’t be victims of disruption if they recognize the crucial thresholds in their life cycle, and act ...

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Digital disruption - What incumbents need to do to...

19
May

Incumbents needn’t be victims of disruption if they recognize the crucial thresholds in their life cycle, and act in time says McKinsey. Read mo...

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Competition and valuations increasing for African ...

18
May

The prices private equity firms pay for stakes in African companies are the highest in six years, driven by record fundraising and competition for the...

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Competition and valuations increasing for African ...

18
May

The prices private equity firms pay for stakes in African companies are the highest in six years, driven by record fundr...

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Impact investing - is it a houseboat or a brunch.....

27
Apr

Most impact investors nowadays try to achieve market rate returns and have a strong positive social impact. Critics...

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Impact investing - is it a houseboat or a brunch.....

27
Apr

Most impact investors nowadays try to achieve market rate returns and have a strong positive social impact. Critics argue it's a houseboat - not ...

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Is there an impending leadership challenge in emer...

25
Apr

Most professionals who began their career after 1995 have not seen a downturn. They have grown up in hockey-stick economies, riding the...

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Is there an impending leadership challenge in emer...

25
Apr

Most professionals who began their career after 1995 have not seen a downturn. They have grown up in hock...

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Why East Africa is an Impact Investing Hot Spot

23
Mar

The difference impact funds are making in East Africa, particularly Kenya, and the challenges as well as opportunities f...

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Why East Africa is an Impact Investing Hot Spot

23
Mar

The difference impact funds are making in East Africa, particularly Kenya, and the challenges as well as opportunities for the future. https://unreas...

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Mahindra Insurance Brokers looking to cover 2.50 l...

11
Mar

It took 10 years to reach 1.25 lakh villages, but will take only three years to double this according to the Managing Director. http://m.thehindubusi...

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Mahindra Insurance Brokers looking to cover 2.50 l...

11
Mar

It took 10 years to reach 1.25 lakh villages, but will take only three years to double this according to the Managing Di...

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Facebook’s HR chief conducted a company-wide study...

03
Mar

Facebook is a strength-based organisation which means that leadership find what employees excel at and place them in the...

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Facebook’s HR chief conducted a company-wide study...

03
Mar

Facebook is a strength-based organisation which means that leadership find what employees excel at and place them in these roles. It means you do not ...

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Cultivating present and future leaders with revers...

16
Feb

Reverse mentoring is a scheme where insights are shared by younger employees with senior executives. The idea is that junior executives share insight ...

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Cultivating present and future leaders with revers...

16
Feb

Reverse mentoring is a scheme where insights are shared by younger employees with senior executives. The idea is that ju...

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How technology is disrupting financial inclusion i...

09
Feb

Outlines the way technology is affecting India; the mobile wallet market in India will touch $6.6 billion by 2020 (backe...

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How technology is disrupting financial inclusion i...

09
Feb

Outlines the way technology is affecting India; the mobile wallet market in India will touch $6.6 billion by 2020 (backed by crucial factors such as t...

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Modular financial services

01
Feb

Many industries have undergone radical transformation in recent years and this could soon be the case for financial services too; should banks move aw...

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Modular financial services

01
Feb

Many industries have undergone radical transformation in recent years and this could soon be the case for financial serv...

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7 digital questions for banks

19
Jan

Outlines issues that banks will likely face in the future due to changes in the digital landscape. http://www.bearingpoi...

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7 digital questions for banks

19
Jan

Outlines issues that banks will likely face in the future due to changes in the digital landscape. http://www.bearingpoint.com/en-ie/institute/publica...

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Cutting through the noise around financial technol...

15
Jan

Banking has been resistant to disruption by technology, historically. However with Fintech start-ups being greater than 2000, compared to 800 in April...

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Cutting through the noise around financial technol...

15
Jan

Banking has been resistant to disruption by technology, historically. However with Fintech start-ups being greater than ...

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The future of insurance in a digital world

07
Jan

Article explores how the digital revolution has transformed the way companies operate and looks at further adjustments t...

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The future of insurance in a digital world

07
Jan

Article explores how the digital revolution has transformed the way companies operate and looks at further adjustments that are needed to cater to the...

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