How has the Covid pandemic affected the Fintech Industry?

On behalf of the Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance (CCAF) at the University of Cambridge Judge Business School, the World Bank Group and the World Economic Forum, we are delighted to invite you to the launch of the Global Covid-19 Fintech Market Impact and Industry Resiliency Study. This session will present key findings, followed by

Growing Detroit apparel manufacturing industry takes lead on sustainability, innovation

Detroit Denim operates out of a 5,000-square-foot space on Detroit’s west sidewith a seven-person staff. The entire business runs on a made-to-order model, Lane said, to which the company pivoted in May 2021 in efforts to reduce waste. “We’re no longer speculatively manufacturing and saying ‘You know, I think this many in a size this

Manufacturing Camps Showcase Expertise to Pre-College, Industry Professionals

Advanced manufacturing holds promise as a way for the US to return to its position as a global leader in manufacturing industries. A recent series of camps teaching computer numerically controlled (CNC) machining focused on training the current and future workforces that will be using this emerging method of production. Held at the University of

Texthelp Addresses Need for Digital Accessibility in Financial Services with Release of New Industry Report

Digital accessibility gains in importance as more customers move to online banking COVID-19 speeds industry’s move to digital, unwittingly leaving some consumers behind WOBURN, Mass., Sept. 8, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Texthelp, a global leader in literacy and accessibility technology, today released a new industry report. Texthelp Logo (PRNewsfoto/Texthelp) The report, Accessibility in Financial Services: The


Digital Finance Africa 2021 will be held online on the 31st of August. Digital Finance Africa will focus on how financial institutions can harness technology to stay competitive– in spite of the current crisis. Digital Finance Africa 2021 will focus on how financial institutions can harness technology to stay competitive– in spite of the pandemic.”

AI is enabling digital transformation across the financial services industry

About half (53 percent) of financial service providers cited poor communication and project management as the biggest barriers to successful digital implementation. Lack of leadership and leadership vision was the biggest problem for a quarter of participants, especially in lower and middle market organizations (33%). The good news is that, despite the challenges of making

Kentucky’s financial services industry navigated the turbulence of 2020

FRANKFORT, Ky. — The Kentucky Department of Financial Institutions (DFI) released its 2020 annual report this week. It can be accessed at The report summarizes the status of state-chartered banks, credit unions, trust companies, lenders, and securities firms, and professionals operating in Kentucky during the calendar year 2020. It highlights DFI’s work to promote consumer

Accelerating Financial Inclusion for Economic Development and Increased Industry Profitability

By Dr. Adesola Kazeem Adeduntan, Chief Executive Officer, FirstBank Group   The pursuit of making formal financial services accessible at an affordable cost to “hard-to-reach” individuals and businesses—a process called financial inclusion—has received significant global attention in recent years, given its critical importance in systemically driving economic development. According to a World Bank Report, there