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Addressing the Syrian refugee crisis with fintech

In the new episode of Rebank, Will Beeson talks to Balazs Nemethi about Taqanu, financial inclusion and the Syrian refugee crisis.

Today, we welcome Balázs Némethi to the podcast. Balázs is the founder of Taqanu, a bank for all. Taqanu wants to provide banking to anyone, regardless of background and available documents. One of their first target user groups is refugees displaced by unrest in Syria, but the potential for a solution such as Taqanu extends across refugees, migrants, the financially excluded and beyond, to any user group seeking a digital solution to identity and financial services.

Combining digital identity, blockchain and a geography-agnostic mobile-only interface, Taqanu seeks to revolutionise financial access for the unbanked.

Based in Berlin and supported by some of the most recognisable global change organisations, Taqanu is innovating in an area that could create real improvement in millions of people’s lives.

You can listen to more episodes of Rebank, and other fintech shows, on the BankNXT podcast page. Enjoy!

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About the author

Will Beeson

Will Beeson is head of operations & innovation at Civilised Bank. After working across banking, investments and financial services in the US and Europe, he settled in London. He specialises in banking and fintech, and advises a number of fintech accelerators and startups.

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