South Asia Mobile Payments & Banking Summit 2011 – Sri Lanka

About the Summit  Indian Ocean / South Asia Mobile Payments & Banking Summit 2011 will showcase the unique prospects in the emerging economies of Sri Lanka, India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal, Seychelles, Maldives, Mauritius, Kenya and South Africa arising from the rapid growth & affluence in the Indian Ocean region.  Explore the current hot spots, growth opportunities … Continue reading “South Asia Mobile Payments & Banking Summit 2011 – Sri Lanka”

So Sense – Online p2p platform for Social Entrepreneurs launched

Socential Ltd – A Swiss social enterprise with a focus on social impact, has launced So Sense – An online marketplace for social entrepreneurship. Sosense sosense.org is dedicated to support high impact social enterprises operating both on a global scale, mainly in developing countries, as well as those operating in Switzerland. Sosense features outstanding social enterprises … Continue reading “So Sense – Online p2p platform for Social Entrepreneurs launched”

Syncada processes US$ 2 Billion in payments

Syncada announced today that during the month of August 2011 the global financial supply chain network processed a record number of payments in any one-month period, surpassing $2 billion (USD) throughout its network, with a grand total of $2.016 billion. Syncada Payments Processing more than $2 billion in volume per month is a significant year-over-year … Continue reading “Syncada processes US$ 2 Billion in payments”

YMCA launches Ymicro an online peer to peer lending platform

The Seattle branch of YMCA last month launched an online peer to peer lending platform Ymicro – www.ymicro.org. Ymicro.org is being tested and is currently in a beta pilot phase from July to December 2011 Ymicro initially plans to channel small donations to make micro loans to more than 30 entrepreneurs selected by YMCA’s in Colombia, … Continue reading “YMCA launches Ymicro an online peer to peer lending platform”

Cloud Computing and Financial Services for The Poor – Webinar

A Mobile Financial Services Seminar titled Cloud Computing and Financial Services for The Poor : Promise and Perils of a New Computing Paradigm is being organised in Washington, DC September 16, 2011 – 9:00am – 10:30am. You can attend the event or the Webinar by registering at the link here. The speakers for the event … Continue reading “Cloud Computing and Financial Services for The Poor – Webinar”

Data Visualization of Kiva p2p loan activity

Kiva recently released a video showing how 620,000 lenders funded 615,000 entrepreneurs, students, and other microfinance borrowers around the world over the past seven years. The video maps out the path taken by each loan and how it was repaid back by the borrower. The map gives an accurate picture about how the transfer of … Continue reading “Data Visualization of Kiva p2p loan activity”

Milaap enables international P2P micro lending to India’s poor

Milaap announced last week that it has become the world’s first online microlending platform to enable anyone around the world to play a part in the social development of India.The Milaap team worked with the regulatory body in India for more than a year to ensure that the working poor in India can receive low-cost … Continue reading “Milaap enables international P2P micro lending to India’s poor”