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Financial Engineering for Low-Income Households

Financial Engineering for Low-Income Households

Bindu Ananth and Amit Shah recently published the book "Financial Engineering for Low-Income Households". The motivation of this book is to systematically compile principles from finance and economics theory and apply them to the context of design and …

Developing Financial Products Fit for the Poor

Developing Financial Products Fit for the Poor

Through the Banking on Change Partnership, CARE, Plan, and Barclays have developed new savings-led products based on a link between informal savings groups and Barclays bank branches. To date, Banking on Change has developed three different types of sa…

Savings Groups and the MDGs

Savings Groups and the MDGs

On January 30, the UN High Level Panel started its meeting in Liberia to discuss the current Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and their replacement after they expire in 2015. The focus will be on economic transformation and reduction of poverty. Fol…

What’s Wrong with “Banking the Unbanked”?

What’s Wrong with “Banking the Unbanked”?

Even though people in developed and developing countries live complex financial lives, by far not all of them have bank accounts as money management hubs. Popular means of money management among poor people are keeping savings at home, joining savings …

Child and Youth Finance – Governments Step in

Child and Youth Finance – Governments Step in

FAB has been working with volunteers from Credit Suisse who helped dig deeper into the assumptions behind FAB and identify cutting-edge research on child and youth finance. The Financial Access at Birth initiative’s aim is to equip every child in the …