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Using data for financial inclusion: Doing it right

Jelmer Griepink Fintech Consultant Jelmer Griepink Fintech Consultant Smart and ethical usage of data can potentially end financial exclusion. The case for data sharing and standards for responsible algorithm design. The financially excluded entered the digital...
The next step: Investing in a better future

The next step: Investing in a better future

Jelmer Griepink Fintech Consultant Jelmer Griepink Fintech Consultant In project Arequipa I worked to improve financial inclusion. After long and careful consideration, I decided to broaden my scope. The next step in my career will be in impact investment. In this...
Project Arequipa: Lessons Learned

Project Arequipa: Lessons Learned

Jelmer Griepink Fintech Consultant Jelmer Griepink Fintech Consultant Project Arequipa is completed. The learning curve in the project was steep. These are the lessons I learned. 1. More than just credit Fondesurco is a financial institution, but it is not just that....
Hard work pays off: 10 weeks in 1 post

Hard work pays off: 10 weeks in 1 post

Jelmer Griepink Fintech Consultant Jelmer Griepink Fintech Consultant How to use technology to serve clients better? How to leverage financial technology for rural clients of a microfinance institution in southern Peru? The objective of project Arequipa was to answer...
How a $27 loan transformed the lives of millions

How a $27 loan transformed the lives of millions

Jelmer Griepink Fintech Consultant Jelmer Griepink Fintech Consultant In 1974, Bangladesh suffered from the worst famine in decades. A combination of flooding, mismanagement, and failure to distribute foodgrain stocks led to food shortages in Northern Bangladesh. An...
The roots of financial exclusion

The roots of financial exclusion

Jelmer Griepink Fintech Consultant Jelmer Griepink Fintech Consultant How can it be that entrepreneurs with great skills, a solid business plan and a clear market opportunity still have a hard time to get funding? The answer lies in economics. Blessings of the free...
Fintech: Not Rocket Science

Fintech: Not Rocket Science

Jelmer Griepink Fintech Consultant Jelmer Griepink Fintech Consultant This post explains what is meant by FinTech and the powerful tools for financial inclusion it embodies. To turn FinTech into an instrument for the promotion of inclusive finance, understanding is a...