Can FinTech also support women in emerging markets in Asia?

  • November 10, 2017

  • Singapore

  • What:

    Singapore FinTech Festival - Leveraging FinTech

  • When:

    15 November 2017,

    10:30am - 11:20am

    Local Time

  • Where:

    The Cloud, Singapore Expo (Map)

  • Who:

    UN Capital Development Fund (UNCDF)

UNCDF is pleased to invite you to a parallel session at the Singapore FinTech Festival - Leveraging FinTech innovations to promote financial inclusion in ASEAN.

This session demonstrates how FinTech can promote the Sustainable Development Goals in some of the toughest markets in ASEAN. The private sector was challenged to come up with innovative business model solutions to improve women’s financial inclusion in Cambodia, Myanmar, Lao and Viet Nam.

We are excited to showcase 4 FinTech innovations selected by UNCDF’s Challenge Fund on Remittance that will bring about transformative changes to the regions remittance market.

These companies include:

  • AMK Microfinance
  • Singtel Dash Mobile Remittance
  • TransferTo Mobile Financial Service
  • Valyou Snd Bhd


In 2017, UNCDF’s Shaping Inclusive Finance Transformations (SHIFT) programme undertook in-depth analysis on the ASEAN remittance market. As a result, it was found that there is an estimated US$6-17 billion in unregulated remittance inflows into Cambodia, Lao PDR, Myanmar and Viet Nam (CLMV). In order to shift this informal market towards the formal, UNCDF SHIFT launched a Challenge Fund, providing risk capital as co-investment for innovations in the remittance space.

In this session, UNCDF SHIFT will discuss the relevance of FinTech in promoting innovative low-cost remittance options and impacting financial inclusion more broadly. In addition, the four organisations selected by UNCDF’s Challenge Fund on Remittances will present their winning business models.


Bringing Together the Global Financial Community in a Week-long Celebration of Fintech

In 2016, we brought you the inaugural Singapore FinTech Festival, an invigorating week of distinct FinTech events from 14-18 November 2016.

This year, we will be bringing you even more exciting discussions, stimulating demos and insightful debates over the period of 13-17 November 2017.

Whether you’re a start-up, technology company, investor, financial institution, research institute or innovation professional, you’ll want to be part of it.

Can FinTech also support women in emerging markets in Asia?

15 Nov 2017 @ 10:30am - 11:20am

Singapore FinTech Festival - Leveraging FinTech