Across the world, some 2.5 billion people lack access to formal financial services. New industries and new products are emerging to address the diverse needs of low-income households in ways that extend beyond the provision of microcredit. Commercial banks and telecommunications service providers are engaging at the base of the pyramid, and expanded product offerings – from housing finance to payment services – are joining many organizations’ portfolios of services. Come explore the challenges and opportunities facing efforts to enhance the efficiency and reach of financial services delivery to the world’s poorest communities.


Moderators (1)

Brand, Monica Monica Brand Principal Director, Frontier Investments Group Accion International

Panelists (4)

Moser Counts, Lauren Lauren Moser Counts Vice President ShoreBank International
Rodwin, Loren Loren Rodwin Managing Director, SME Finance Overseas Private Investment Corporation
Saxena, Amitabh Amitabh Saxena Vice President, Mobile Money MasterCard International
Portrait CW lite 001 001 Celia Wong Assistant Vice President, Global Social Investment Funds Deutsche Bank