Finn Tiedemann
DreamStart Labs

Finn Tiedemann is a Credit Analyst for DreamStart Labs. He has first-hand savings-led microfinance research experience in Zambia, Rwanda, eSwatini, and South Africa. Finn is part of the team that developed credit scoring for Savings Groups at DreamStart Labs. He is currently completing an MSc at Strathclyde University, UK.

Articles by Finn Tiedemann

  • Philip Acton / Finn Tiedemann

    Savings-Led Digital Finance: The Dawn of a New Era?

    The digital lending market surpassed $300 billion in 2020, with significant growth among emerging markets customers who access “instant loans” from their mobile phones. But according to Philip Acton and Finn Tiedemann at DreamStart Labs Inc., there are growing concerns about the risky practices used by some of these digital lenders. They argue that one solution may come from a new generation of “savings-led” digital finance apps that use clients' savings capacity as a proxy for their ability to repay loans – a development they describe as an important milestone in digital finance.

    Finance, Technology
    credit scoring, data, digital finance, financial inclusion, fintech, savings
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