Episode 197: Fintech4Good: Microfinance 101

Dive into the world of Microfinance in the newest episode of “Breaking Banks Europe.” Our guest, Beryl Spoor van Andel, Innovation & Financial Product Development Specialist at Oiko Credit, sheds light on the vital role of microfinance in today’s financial landscape. Hosted by Elizabeth Kleinveld, this 30-minute conversation, explores the transformative power of small-scale lending and financial inclusion. Beryl also spotlights the most impactful Microfinance projects, showcasing how they empower underserved communities and drive economic growth. Tune in to discover the ripple effect of Microfinance and its potential to reshape financial futures.

Connect with our guest:

Beryl Spoor van Andel

Linkedln: https://www.linkedin.com/in/beryl-spoor-van-andel-58350a/


About the Author
Elizabeth Kleinveld is an ecosystem builder linking various parties in the Financial Services value chain from startups and scale-ups to regulators, investors and large corporates. She spent twenty years working in the tech and banking sectors in the Netherlands, working first with Holland Fintech and joinining Startupbootcamp's Global Fintech Accelerator in 2016. There she’s helped over 150 international startups from RegTechs, InsurTech, PensionTech, Institutional Investing, Challenger Banks, Trade Finance companies etc., to scale their business from those working with banks to improve their credit scoring models and onboarding processes to those focused on asset management and trade finance companies to companies operating in the ESG space. Kleinveld is also responsible for the corporate partners (European banks, insurers, pension funds, consultants). Kleinveld is passionate about helping female and minority founders and solutions that increase financial inclusion, giving the underbanked opportunities that they didn’t have before. She is keen to connect with enablers of financial inclusion, including BaaS, Forex and middleware solutions that are startup friendly. Kleinveld is very active in the ecosystem and has hosted a number of panel discussions at various conferences, including Money2020, Fintech South, European Women in Tech, Financial Services Cybertech Forum and Cybersecurity & Cloud Expo. In addition, she’s the host of a number of videos and podcasts about topics like Investing in Startups, Cybersecurity, FinTech for Retail, Challenger Banks, PensionTech and Compliance. Kleinveld has invested in over 30 startups, is on the Board of the Israeli-Dutch Innovation Center and is a Founding Partner of Great Stuff Ventures.