To assess the prospects of cryptocurrencies, it’s useful to consider how money was invented and became centralised in the first place.
Not only are physical banks out of reach, people also face barriers to using digital financial services.
Rather than underwriting private interests and the privatization of public services, the Canada Infrastructure Bank can build a better democratic institutional legacy.
Ghana’s economy is in its most precarious state in decades.
Mobile money service providers are on the path to find new ways of growing their customer base and keeping them.
Nigeria risks losing its recent status as Africa’s most attractive tech hub following its decision to suspend Twitter’s operations.
Banks can deploy artificial intelligence to create an understanding of current and prospective consumers and develop products that meet their needs.
New Zealand’s financial system is sound but still vulnerable, according to the Reserve Bank. But without better evidence there’s too much room for fear-mongering and confusion.
An attempt to prevent fraud in Ghana’s burgeoning mobile money sector could be a setback for access to financial services.
The New Zealand subsidiaries of major Australian banks might be highly profitable, but realising their true sale value can still be a challenge.
Banks should consider and integrate women empowerment principles into their corporate social responsibility initiatives.
Thousands of racialized women around the world run mutual aid co-ops to help each other and develop their communities.
Canada doesn’t have many public banks. The best known, the Canada Infrastructure Bank, seems intent on privatizing critical public services instead of working towards the public good.
An increasing number of individuals and companies are now investing in Bitcoin, the world’s largest and first fully-functioning cryptocurrency. But why? And which way is the market headed?
There is concern over the growing influence of non-regional players in decision making at the regional bank.
More financial services should target low-income households in South Africa.
Co-operatives can and should be key to Canada’s economic rebuilding and rethinking — now and following the COVID-19 pandemic.
Banking deserts make it harder for children and young adults to become financially literate, which leads to worse credit and a lifetime of disadvantage.
A historian connects the $100 billion reportedly at the church’s disposal with the rocky start Mormons got in finance in the 1830s.
Central banks are increasingly taking into account climate change in deciding how to invest.