Summary of A Smart Loan for People with No Credit History (Yet)

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A Smart Loan for People with No Credit History (Yet) summary
Shivani Siroya’s fintech breakthrough democratizes access to credit.


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Shivani Siroya’s fintech breakthrough has the potential to tear down barriers to credit in the developing world. She has developed a mobile app that generates credit scores for unbanked users, democratizing access to credit. Her initiative might raise eyebrows among those concerned about data protection and privacy, but her fresh approach to financing could be paradigm changing. getAbstract recommends Siroya’s succinct, understated presentation to financiers, bankers and lenders who view developing nations as lucrative markets.

In this summary, you will learn

  • Why one-third of the world’s population doesn’t have a credit score,
  • Why these people are unqualified to apply for a traditional bank loan and
  • How Shivani Siroya’s innovation has solved the problem while disrupting the financial industry.


If you were to extend a loan to a stranger, you would have more peace of mind if you knew some information about the borrower. Though banks and institutional lenders don’t know all their borrowers personally, they can evaluate an individual’s risk of default using a
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About the Speaker

Shivani Siroya is CEO and founder of Tala (formerly InVenture), which creates credit scores for people with none.

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