Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s Peric: “It is very expensive to be poor. Adequate digital financial services can help people escape poverty.”

I was very honored and excited for the work I do at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to be featured on Radio Finance, the publishing platform of the The Asian Banker.
Emmanuel Daniel and I cover a lot of ground on the why, what and how of digital financial inclusion, including advanced topics such as #CBDC (central bank digital currencies).

Konstantin Peric, Passionné par l’Inclusion Financière (in French)

Podcast recorded in preparation of the MTL Connect Digital Week 2020 conference cast from Montréal. October 2020

FTS Digital Days on Financial Inclusion

Podcast recorded by FinTech Stage in the context of their Digital Days podcast series. Moderated by Lazaro Campos from FinTech Stage with Dr Estelle Brack from Kiralit. August 2020

Betabank Episode 5 – THE WORLD’S BANK

Most of humanity doesn’t bank. Kosta Peric of the Gates Foundation explains how mobile banking transforms the lives in the developing world. Published on the Next Billion Seconds podcast run by my long time partner in innovation Mark Pesce. May 2020

11:FS FinTech Insider podcast #389

Laura Watkins caught up with Kosta at Fintech Connect 2019 and the pair discuss the foundation, its open-source banking code project, and the growth of fintech to help underserved communities. December 2019

Red Envelope: Building Blocks of Prosperity

In this episode Bradley Leimer talks with Kosta Peric, Deputy Director, Financial Services for the Poor at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation about his background at SWIFT and Innotribe, and the Gates Foundation’s new open source payments platform, Mojaloop, and the different ways they are focused on meeting the financial services needs of the poor. October 2019

Special Interview: Kosta Peric (Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation)

Interview about my career and current work on Richtopia. Oct 2019

Episode 65 – Gates Foundation and Mojaloop – Kosta Peric

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation sees today’s limited interconnection of payment systems as a high barrier to the poor’s participation in that payment enabled economy. Fortunately, those barriers are beginning to come down.

In this Payments on Fire podcast, Kosta Peric, Deputy Director of Financial Services for the Poor at Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation joins George in discussing Mojaloop, the foundation’s open source software initiative that provides interconnection capability between disparate payment systems.

Payments on Fire, GlenBrook, October 2017

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