Definition – The broad range of financial services accessed and delivered through digital channels, including payments, credit, savings, remittances and insurance. The digital financial services (DFS) concept includes mobile financial services (MFS).
Further Explanation – In this context, the term “digital channels” refers to the internet, mobile phones (both smartphones and digital feature phones), ATMs, POS terminals, NFC-enabled devices, chips, electronically enabled cards, biometric devices, tablets, phablets and any other digital system. DFS models usually employ agents and the networks of other third-party intermediaries to improve accessibility and lower the overall service delivery cost.
The panel will discuss the current state of play in Trinidad and Tobago, what other services can be provided and how DFS can facilitate digital inclusion.