FinTech Aid for Refugees
March 5, 2015
Hosted by Brett King
One of the missions inside the FinTech revolution is financial inclusion. Of the 2.5 billion people who have no access to a traditional bank, 1 billion have cell phones. That number is only growing, and the potential to increase financial opportunities to this hugely underserved population has become part of the creed of the FinTech community. Today, on Breaking Banks, we will explore how FinTech is utilized in the Syrian Refugee Crisis and how innovation can aid those in distress. Brett will be joined by Scott McCormack, President, Social Money to talk about their grant from the Gates Foundation for their mission in India. Then we will be talking to Sam Maule, Consultant with Carlisle and Gallagher, about his work with the Digital Finance Institute (DFI) http://digifin.org/ and the International Rescue Committee, (IRC) http://www.rescue.org/ He will be joined by Christine Duhaime, Executive Director of DFI and Barri Shorey, Enterprise Development Advisor of the IRC.
Breaking Banks Fintech
Thursday at 12 Noon Pacific Time on VoiceAmerica Business Channel
Breaking Banks is the number 1 global fintech radio show and podcast. Every week we explore the personalities, startups, innovators, and industry players driving disruption in financial services, from Incumbents to unicorns, and from the latest cutting edge technology to the people are using it to help to create a more innovative, inclusive and healthy financial future.
We are living in a time of the most dramatic technological advancements in history, and we are telling the stories behind that change, with a focus on the implications of what it all means for industry incumbents and insurgents, the people, the consumers, the markets, and the very nature of banking and money itself.
Listen every Thursday at 3 PM Eastern Time, Noon Pacific on the VoiceAmerica Business Channel.
Brett King is a three times bestselling author, well-known futurist and speaker, and founder of a breakout new retail banking and lifestyle concept "Moven.” King was voted as American Banker's Innovator of the Year in 2012, and was nominated by Bank Innovation as one of the Top 10 "coolest brands in banking.” King has been featured on CNBC, Bloomberg, BBC, Financial Times, The Economist, The Asian Banker Journal, The Banker, Wired magazine and many more. He contributes regularly as a blogger on Huffington Post.
King initially achieved recognition for his bestselling book BANK 2.0, which received widespread industry acclaim and topped category lists in the UK, USA, Germany, Japan, Canada, France Russia and Asia. 'Branch Today, Gone Tomorrow' - King's second book achieved bestseller status in its first week on Amazon. His current book BANK 3.0 is currently topping the charts in the US, UK, China, Canada, Germany, Japan and France and has been published in English, Chinese (Simplified/Traditional), Korean, Russian and Polish to-date. He is widely considered the foremost global expert on retail banking innovation today.
As an industry thought leader, King has delivered keynotes at conferences in more than 40 countries for organizations like Google, Forbes, and Oracle. He has served as an international judge for The Asian Banker Retail Banking Excellence Awards, the GSMA Global Mobile Awards, the Middle East Business Achievement and Retail Banking Awards.