Moin Qazi

Moin Qazi

The cost of financial inclusion

The cost of financial inclusion

Tuesday, 16 July 2019 | Moin Qazi

Given the high incidence of fraud and abuse and the all-pervasive menace of illegal money pooling by companies, it’s essential that customer protection must be overhauled In 1919, Charles (Carlo) Ponzi, a dishwasher from Parma, Italy, who immigrated to the United States (US) in 1903 and worked as a clerk in...

Footprint for a fintech hub

Footprint for a fintech hub

Tuesday, 02 April 2019 | Moin Qazi

Though it’s almost next to impossible for India to become cashless in the immediate future, we can at least give it a shot. A start has to be made by changing people’s mindset The financial industry that serves the lower income segment has gone through distinct transformations in recent times...

Become leaders of change

Become leaders of change

Thursday, 21 March 2019 | Moin Qazi

Self-help groups not only empower women but also increase their confidence and help them build social capital while creating an inclusive banking network The concept of self-help groups (SHG) or women’s collectives has been the most powerful and successful tool to empower women in rural India. Over a span of 25...

Women-friendly financials

Women-friendly financials

Tuesday, 12 March 2019 | Moin Qazi

To service one-half of the population, banks as well as other service providers will have to develop products specifically for them TIt is now universally acknowledged that India has shown spectacular performance in financial inclusion and is now a candlelight for the developing world. Most international surveys and studies vouch for...

Break the vicious cycle

Break the vicious cycle

Saturday, 09 March 2019 | Moin Qazi

Financial access alone is not enough. To put money in accounts, we have to stimulate productivity, raise living standards, unleash entrepreneurial energy and reduce inequality India has grown into a global powerhouse. Its economy is soaring but the picture on the ground is still quite arid. The green shoots that you...

Making old age more secure and safe

Monday, 18 February 2019 | Moin Qazi

An ideal micro-pension programme must address administrative, governance, design and efficiency issues to succeed. For it to work, a delicate balance between economic viability, generation of adequate returns and customised features for participants is a must India is home to one-fifth of the world’s population, which includes a third of...

Extend health insurance cover

Extend health insurance cover

Monday, 11 February 2019 | Moin Qazi

Low-income communities often find themselves in debt traps because of shocks to their savings. Micro-insurance can end their cycle of poverty and provide safety net to their families People in low-income communities live in risky environments and in constant fear of a catastrophe or tragedy that may strike anytime. They live...

Challenges of inclusive housing

Monday, 28 January 2019 | Moin Qazi

The housing sector demands high-level creativity. Conventional bureaucratic approach and existing laws can merely scratch the problem Every day, countless families struggle to keep a decent roof over their heads. There are millions of low-income families, who live in overcrowded, unsafe spatchcock dwellings, crammed between dusty paths and open sewers...

State Editions

Youth's body found hanging from tree

21 July 2019 | PNS | Ranchi

Gang busted, 2 criminals arrested

21 July 2019 | PNS | Ranchi

Plantation drive with Miyawaki technique

21 July 2019 | PNS | Ranchi

Inbrief

21 July 2019 | PNS | Ranchi

Sunday Edition

EndGame Dhoni?

21 July 2019 | Akshay Lokapally | Agenda

Decoding mystical maya

21 July 2019 | Radhanath Swami Maharaj | Agenda

Negativity can be curbed

21 July 2019 | Ajit Kumar Bishnoi | Agenda

Astroturf | Guru helps one become self-empowered

21 July 2019 | Bharat Bhushan Padmadeo | Agenda

Talktime : ‘I’m not good at making retarded films’

21 July 2019 | MUSBA HASHMI | Sunday Pioneer

Story on a string

21 July 2019 | Shalini Saksena | Sunday Pioneer