Articles by Nikhil Gehani
Antoine Navarro / Blaine Stephens / Nikhil Gehani
Agents Beat Mobile? Intriguing Research from MIX on Alternative Delivery Channels in Banking
Many financial service providers look to technology to enable new means of distribution and achieve universal access, but agent banking remains the most commonly deployed alternative delivery channel today – and arguably the most effective. To achieve scale, the authors say, providers should analyze each channel and develop the right strategies for their desired business and social outcomes. A webinar set for Thursday is designed to help.
1.3 Million Square Miles of Financial Inclusion: New MIX report offers granular data on India
India is currently home to 21 percent of the world’s unbanked adults, a problem the government is addressing through its ambitious financial inclusion plan. Ensuring that this and other efforts are effective requires a detailed understanding of the distribution of financial service access points, through granular, subnational data. MIX has created a custom tool to provide this, and Nikhil Gehani describes what it has found.
Taking Financial Inclusion Data to the Next Level: National data is useful – but it’s not enough
The era of “big data” has fully arrived in the financial inclusion industry. But while existing data platforms are beginning to fill the gaps in national measures of inclusion, this information may not reflect the situation on the ground. That's why the next iteration of financial inclusion data needs to drill down to the subnational level to increase clarity around financial service access, usage and quality.