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Kenya: New data show soaring digital payments

The Central Bank of Kenya (CBK) released digital transaction data for both banks and telcos in 2020, showing strong growth in digital payments and a decline in card transactions. Compared to July 2019-March 2020 (pre-pandemic), total card transaction...
Tellimer Research Faith Mwangi
Faith Mwangi @ Tellimer Research 18 February 2021
Kenya: New data show soaring digital payments
Kenya: New data show soaring digital payments

Fintechs vs incumbents: the key strategic differences

This report, part of our series on the risks and opportunities in the emerging markets fintech space, focuses on key differentiating factors between fintechs and incumbents. However, we think it is only a matter of time before they do. According to c...
Tellimer Research Rohit Kumar
Rohit Kumar @ Tellimer Research 18 February 2021
Fintechs vs incumbents: the key strategic differences
Fintechs vs incumbents: the key strategic differences

How emerging market banks, telcos and tech firms see their industries changing

Most (62%) incumbents think that their industries will be bigger in three years’ time; just 2% foresee shrinkage. Only 8% expect more fragmentation. Executives in the technology sector are most pessimistic about the prospects of tighter regulation. L...
Tellimer Research Rahul Shah
Rahul Shah @ Tellimer Research 15 February 2021
How emerging market banks, telcos and tech firms see their industries changing
How emerging market banks, telcos and tech firms see their industries changing

Kenya: Bad politics versus good valuations as divided parliament restarts

While FX reserves are over six months of imports and short-term external debt to GDP is below 3%, suggesting little risk of near-term stress on the external side, the current account deficit is over 5% of GDP and Kenya is facing its largest fiscal de...
Tellimer Research Hasnain Malik
Hasnain Malik @ Tellimer Research 8 February 2021
Kenya: Bad politics versus good valuations as divided parliament restarts
Kenya: Bad politics versus good valuations as divided parliament restarts

The key regulatory challenges fintechs face

Consumer/data protection is the top regulatory challenge cited by fintechs. By product, consumer/data protection regulations are a key hurdle for fintechs operating in the payments, lending and investech segments. By country, incumbents in India, Chi...
Tellimer Research Rahul Shah
Rahul Shah @ Tellimer Research 19 January 2021
The key regulatory challenges fintechs face
The key regulatory challenges fintechs face

The key factors limiting fintech growth

The size and growth dynamic of the overall market is the top constraint faced by emerging market fintech firms. By product, overall market dynamics are important for almost all segments, but lending fintechs also regard funding access as a key challe...
Tellimer Research Rahul Shah
Rahul Shah @ Tellimer Research 11 January 2021
The key factors limiting fintech growth
The key factors limiting fintech growth

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