People’s Pension Trust selected as part of 2019 #InclusiveFintech 50

Accra, Ghana, June 21st, 2019- People’s Pension Trust Ghana Limited has been selected as one of 50 winners for the 2019 Inclusive Fintech global competition. This recognition is a clear indication of the company’s commitment to continuously use fintech to drive financial inclusion.

MetLife Foundation and Visa Inc., with global nonprofit Accion and World Bank Group member IFC, announced the winners of the Inclusive Fintech 50, a competition launched in February to help early-stage fintech companies attract capital and resources to benefit the world’s 3 billion financially underserved people.

The 50 winners – which were selected from 400 eligible applicants – demonstrate the power of financial technology to expand access, usage, and quality of financial services in advanced and emerging markets. Approximately 30 percent of the winners provide credit products to underserved segments including MSMEs, and approximately 25 percent offer infrastructure solutions like biometrics software that enable financial institutions to expand access to previously excluded groups. Fintechs offering insurance, payments & remittances services, and savings & personal financial management tools each made up approximately 15 percent of the winners.

Speaking on the recognition, CEO of People’s Pension Trust, Samuel Waterberg was optimistic that the various interventions and innovations the company is developing and rolling out onto the Ghanaian pension landscape will contribute immensely to ensuring that the 80% plus Ghanaians who work in the informal sector have a secured retirement.

Read more about the PPT and the other winners here



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