FFIFS - Forum for Inclusive Financial System

FFIFS is the creation of a Forum that will undertake research, policy and regulatory reforms, data sharing points, hold conferences, seminars, symposium, surveys, assist in scalable replicable pilots cases, deeper studies

Welcome back!

Dear well-wishers, Friends, Patrons, we are back after a gap for some time. The pandemic has brought in a sea-change in our life-style and a new normal is more than a reality. But it has brought in more demand for inclusivity and Access to Finance as a craving need for a larger section of the population, especially the Lower and the middle tier. The pandemic effect is leaving a deep scar, from unprecedented body counts, devastation & destitution to millions of home and businesses, in almost every corner of the world, somewhere more, somewhere moderate. Since we live today in a world as a global village disruption and devastation affects us all in some degree or other

  • But out of the ravages cometh the new lease of life, renewed lust for life and human civilisation takes another onward invigorating step coming around to survive with the anguish of the lost dear ones, of lost life & livelihood of the countless. But history of modern civilisation has taught us how to rebound after the fiercest of wars, or after the deadly Spanish Flu or the two world wars with two decades in the twentieth century
  • What is usual after this kind unprecedented whole some disruption is the natural tendency to bounce back. In retrospect we find not everything is dead and the civilisation brought in behavioural changes and it reflects
Throughout 2022 we shall bring to you all and coax to engage with many topics of vital importance to our well being and stability. Watch Out for more news of events and other engagement’s from this February month onwards.

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Buy Now, Pay Later (BNPL) is a type of short-term financing that allows consumers to make purchases and pay for them at a future date, often interest-free.

Buy now, pay later arrangements are point-of-sale installment loans that allow consumers to make purchases and pay for them at a future date.

  • 01 Key take Aways

    Buy now, pay later plans often don't charge interest and are often easier to get approved for than traditional credit cards or lines of credit are.

    Consumers typically make an upfront payment toward the purchase, then pay the remainder off in a predetermined number of installments.

    Buy now, pay later plans often don't charge interest and are often easier to get approved for than traditional credit cards or lines of credit are.

  • You make a purchase at a participating retailer and opt for buy now, pay later at checkout.

    If approved (you're told in seconds), you make a small down payment, such as 25% of the overall purchase amount.

    You then pay off the remaining amount due in a series of interest-free installments.

    You can pay via a check or bank transfer; payments can also be deducted from your debit card, bank account, or credit card automatically.

  • Most buy now, pay later companies only require a soft credit check for approval, which doesn't affect your credit score. However, others may conduct a hard pull of your credit, which could knock a few points off your score temporarily.

    Some buy now, pay later loans are reported to one or more of the three major credit bureaus. If a financial institution sends this information, the loan can show up on your credit reports, and it could impact your credit score.

 

What Is Financial Inclusion?

Financial inclusion means that individuals and businesses have access to useful and affordable financial products and services that meet their needs – transactions, payments, savings, credit and insurance – delivered in a responsible and sustainable way.

Financial inclusion has been identified as an enabler for 7 of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals. 41%
Globally, 69 percent of adults have an account, up from 62 percent in 2014 and 51 percent in 2011 62%
In 2020, digital and mobile wallets accounted 45 percent of global e-commerce, Credit cards 23 percent and declining still 45%
The real-time share of global electronic transactions in 2020 was 9.8 percent, up from 7.6 percent in 2019; it is predicted to be 17.4 percent by 20259.8%

FFIFS Services

FFIFS is a global Forum where people from all walks of life from all across the continents of Asia & Africa joins with often very high profiles and expertise mingle for Advocacy & Implementation with a single minded focus. As a result it is varied, many splendored and multi-polar, starting from basic Financial Inclusion to latest trends in AI, Machine Learning to evolving ESG, Covering all aspects of community development combining with a mission to achieve inclusive Business brings to life a spectrum of services.

Advocacy

Advocacy remains our primary focus, always with a long term sustainable outlook

Deep Dive

From Advocacy to project implementation, sometimes is a long road ahead. But we do it in a way that it always leads to changes

Transformational Projects

Starting from Digital Public Telephone project in West Bengal in sync with Mission 2007 turning into NeGP project to Financial Inclusion & Payment Systems development

Events

FFIFS organises worldwide events related to financial inclusing, mobile banking, financial technology among others

Consulting

It often leads to many Consulting and Advisory services requirement of public policy expertise to sophisticated payments services development

Library

Resources on inclusive growth, equality, financial opportunities, money management, investment initiatives, standard of living, poverty reduction.

Training

At FFIS we aim to provide training and capacity building for providing Universal Access to Financial Services, Providing Basic Bouquet of Financial Services, Access to Livelihood and Skill Development, Financial Literacy and Education, Customer Protection and Grievance Redressal, Effective Co-ordination

Video Gallery

Rich gallery of eminent speakers in FFIFS Video resouces

Call To Action

BNPL India - Deep Dive. Grand Launch 7th June 2022.
BNPL – Buy Now Pay Later has come out as one of the most disruptive phenomenon in this decade starting from 2020

Photo Gallery

FFIFS has been organising and participating in worldwide events related to financial inclusion, microfinance, mobile banking among others. Some glimpses.

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  • ACMFI, Lagos, 2010
  • ACMFI, Nairobi, 2010
  • FIPS, Delhi, 2013
  • Jandhan, Bhubaneshwar, 2015
Setting directions with stake holders from  Sub – Saharan Delegates from Cameroon, Ghana

Setting directions with stake holders from Sub – Saharan Delegates from Cameroon, Ghana

ACMFI, Nairobi, 2010

Emmanuel Ekazaboh - ACMFI West Africa head (left)  and Scott Bales VP- Fundamo (then)

Emmanuel Ekazaboh - ACMFI West Africa head (left) and Scott Bales VP- Fundamo (then)

ACMFI, Nairobi, 2010

With President Dr  Uhuru  Kenyatta (The then Deputy Prime Minister) at Nairobi after which ACMFI was born in Lagos. Nigeria

With President Dr Uhuru Kenyatta (The then Deputy Prime Minister) at Nairobi after which ACMFI was born in Lagos. Nigeria

ACMFI, Nairobi, 2010

Acmfi launch in Lagos

Acmfi launch in Lagos

ACMFI, Lagos, 2010

Jan Dhan

Jan Dhan

Jandhan, Bhubaneshwar, 2015

Jan Dhan

Jan Dhan

Jandhan, Bhubaneshwar, 2015

Zain Khan - our East Africa Head, now based at Rwanda at Karlegie Mellon  University

Zain Khan - our East Africa Head, now based at Rwanda at Karlegie Mellon University

ACMFI, Nairobi, 2010

With Dr.Rangharajan at Delhi on 24th October 2013  at a conference, organised by  me  as a Conference Director. Dr Rangarajan inaugurated the conference titled FIPS

With Dr.Rangharajan at Delhi on 24th October 2013 at a conference, organised by me as a Conference Director. Dr Rangarajan inaugurated the conference titled FIPS

FIPS, Delhi, 2013

At a session as one of the speakers

At a session as one of the speakers

ACMFI, Nairobi, 2010

Emmanuel  Okewagle – Chief Consultant of Mobile Money Africa, our one of key directors,  Scott , Subbu, Sofia Bekele  of Dot Connect Africa ( USA & Ethiopia)

Emmanuel Okewagle – Chief Consultant of Mobile Money Africa, our one of key directors, Scott , Subbu, Sofia Bekele of Dot Connect Africa ( USA & Ethiopia)

ACMFI, Nairobi, 2010

Team

FFIFS is managed by leading professionals of the world in the matters of financial inclusion

Contact

Reach us with your queries and requirements. We are always at your service.

Head Office:

17C Hindusthan Road, Kolkata, PIN 700029, India

Call:

+91 98365 88931 / +91 33 40652199

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