The Daily Dig for Saturday, February 20

Fin-techs to play pivotal role in future of Islamic finance

Fin-tech platforms can play a key role in the distribution of Islamic capital in both Muslim and non-Muslim economies, writes Arno Maierbrugger.

UK P2P sites compared

Thinking about investing in marketplace lending across the pond? Tara Evans compares the biggest platforms.

Ericsson and ASBANC introduce Peruvian mobile money service

The Bim mobile wallet will make it easy to send and spend in Peru. Learn more here.

P2P no longer “alternative” lending

Inclusion in retirement UK retirement plans and regulatory attention are two factors pushing marketplace lending into the mainstream, writes Emma Dunkley.

Move to cashless society key to inclusion of unbanked Africans

Less than one quarter of African adults use traditional banking services, yet many more have mobile phones. The latter can help the former. Learn more here.