Event discusses challenges and opportunities for financial inclusion of Fintechs in Brazil
Economics
07 December 2017

Event discusses challenges and opportunities for financial inclusion of Fintechs in Brazil

FGV’s Sao Paulo School of Business Administration (EAESP) will host the event ‘Fintech and financial inclusion in Brazil: challenges and opportunities’ on December 12.

Brazil has developed major financial inclusion initiatives since the late 1990’s, some of which even became global benchmarks, such as the banking correspondents. More recently, another phenomenon has brought on new challenges and opportunities: the financial technologies – or simply Fintechs. To discuss the issue, the Center for Microfinance Studies (GVcemif) of FGV’s Sao Paulo School of Business Administration (EAESP) will host the event ‘Fintech and financial inclusion in Brazil: challenges and opportunities’ on December 12, at 9 a.m.

The term Fintech encompasses a universe of startups and companies operating with financial services on digital platforms, and has been a hot topic among the specialized press due to its potential to contribute to financial inclusion in Brazil. Even in today’s world, tens of millions of Brazilians still don’t have access to formal financial services.

In this sense, digital technologies and their spread represent a promise to promote a truly inclusive financial system. The event features some emerging business models directed to segments of society that are already online, but still not fully supported by the financial system. The proposal is to gather professionals, researchers, regulators, and public policy-makers to discuss business models that allow this inclusion through digital platforms, breaking down their challenges and opportunities.

Go to the website to learn more and register.