Articles by Barry Cooper
Barry Cooper / Lezanne Janse van Vuuren / Matthew Ferreira
Digital Identity and Financial Inclusion: How Digitizing Customer Due Diligence Can Strengthen Providers During COVID-19 and Beyond
Customer due diligence requirements are a major barrier to financial inclusion, since in some countries up to half the adult population can't open a bank account because they lack the necessary identity documents. With COVID-19 placing this obstacle in the spotlight, analysts at Cenfri explore how digital ID systems can benefit providers and customers, during the pandemic and beyond.
- Coronavirus, Finance, Technology
It’s Not Just About Price: Innovative Solutions to Africa’s Remittances Problem
Through remittances, millions of migrants in developed countries support the basic needs of loved ones in their home countries. But with limited alternatives available, substantial costs are incurred – particularly in Africa where the average cost of sending money is 9.8 percent. Barry Cooper at Cenfri looks at some innovations that have the potential not only to decrease high fees, but to increase access beyond urban areas.