657. Insights: Can fintech help solve the refugee crisis?

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657. Insights: Can fintech help solve the refugee crisis?

Benjamin Ensor is joined by some great guests, from 11:FS, Bunq, Techfugees, and Leaf Global Fintech to ask: 'How can fintech help solve the refugee crisis?'

Our expert host, Benjamin Ensor, is joined by some great guests to discuss fintech's role in the refugee crisis.

According to 2021 figures from the United Nations, there are more than 89 million people worldwide who have been forcibly displaced from countries like Syria, Ukraine, Afghanistan, Somalia and Eritrea.

We’ve put together a panel of experts to discuss how fintech can help refugees in the immediate aftermath, what challenges stop financial institutions from getting more involved, and how financial services can adapt as the needs of refugees change over time.

This week's guests include:

  • Sarah Habib, Customer Strategist, 11:FS
  • Ali Niknam, CEO, Bunq
  • Nat Robinson, CEO, Leaf Global Fintech
  • Matthew Gardiner, Co-founder, Techfugees

Fintech Insider by 11:FS is a podcast dedicated to all things fintech, banking, technology and financial services. It’s hosted by a rotation of 11:FS experts including David M. Brear, Simon Taylor, Jason Bates and Gwera Kiwana, as well as a range of brilliant guests. We cover the latest global news, bring you interviews from industry experts or take a deep dive into subject matters such as APIs, AI or digital banking.

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Special Guests: Ali Niknam, Matthew Gardiner, Nat Robinson, and Sarah Habib.