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Podcast launched: Starts with exchange on financial inclusion

Podcast launched: Starts with exchange on financial inclusion



​​​WSBI-ESBG's first-ever podcast explores efforts to reach UFA2020 goal, making small scale savings work


>> Listen: WSBI-ESBG Exchange podcast on SoundCloud



BRUSSELS, 24 May 2018  WSBI-ESBG uploaded this week on SoundCloud its first-ever podcast.

The inaugural WSBI-ESBG Exchange podcast covers how WSBI and its members in 80 countries are tackling the financial inclusion challenge. WSBI experts Ian Radcliffe, Weselina Angelow and Céline Stevens joined host James Pieper for an in-depth, 45-minute talk full of facts and updates that explore real progress made by WSBI members towards its Universal Financial Access 2020 pledge. The podcast also digs also into WSBI Making Small Scale Savings Work programme​, a partnership with the Mastercard Foundation to help boost financial access and economic development in six African countries.

About the podcasts 

WSBI-ESBG plans to release podcasts twice per month and are in the throes of planning for two episodes each in June, July and August. Topics foreseen include innovation, the proportionality principle and GDPR. 

​The podcasts aim to draw in listeners from WSBI-ESBG membership and staff, policy influencers in the stakeholder community and policymakers.

The podcasts are available now on a dedicated Soundcloud page. Future episodes will be on this page as well. The associations plan to highlight the podcasts on its website and via the WSBI-ESBG newsroom.

Why podcasts?

After doing some research and looking back at years of experience as listeners, WSBI saw podcasts as a cost-effective, high-impact way to tell our story. People find it more convenient to listen to podcasts than having to focus on video or even reading. Research shows most people who listen to podcast do so on their commute to and from work or at home.

​WSBI-ESBG welcomes those interested in the world of savings and retail banking to listen in.

>> Listen: WSBI-ESBG Exchange podcast on SoundCloud


Communication - institutional & commercial; Financial inclusion; Innovation; Innovation Hub; Digitalisation