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Webinar: How Digital-ID Can Support Greater Financial Inclusion: Learning From International Experience

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Join the Financial Inclusion Forum UK  and a global panel of experts on the 25th February at 1400 – 1530 GMT  for a webinar on Digital ID and Financial Inclusion

Increasing access to Digital ID is more important than ever for improving financial inclusion.



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The pandemic has accelerated the trend for service providers to move their product online or risk going out of business, making traditional ID methods of onboarding customers more challenging. But what does the future hold for a post-pandemic world? Will we see a return to paper documents, or will Digital ID become the new normal? Proponents of Digital-ID see it as an effective solution, streamlining and speeding up identification processes, reducing the cost of onboarding, managing customer risk, and preventing fraud. But just how inclusive is Digital-ID? Does it increase or decrease access to financial services, including for people who have previously struggled with formal ID requirements? What are the downsides, regulatory and technical hurdles of introducing Digital-ID?

Our international panel of expert speakers shares their insight into how different Digital-ID approaches balance the twin goals of inclusion and security.  Join us for a comprehensive 90-minute session, featuring how global Digital ID programmes are bringing services to excluded customers, followed by a discussion about what the UK can learn from initiatives elsewhere.


Confirmed Panelists: 




Sian Williams, Director of Policy and Innovation at Toynbee Hall and Director of FIF UK




Dr. Sarah Walton, Digital Consultant


Shrikant Karwa, Country Relationship Manager at Modular Open Source Identity Platform (MOSIP) 


Florian Marcus, Digital Transformation Adviser, e-Estonia


Emrys Schoemaker, Research Director at Caribou Digital


Yiannis Theodorou, Senior Director, Digital Identity Programme, GSMA


Radhika Kale, Senior Project Manager | Strategic Industry Solutions at HSBC 


Event Properties

Event Date 25-02-2021 2:00 pm
Event End Date 25-02-2021 3:30 pm
Individual Price Free