15:15- 15:55 | Fintech and international education: synergies and opportunities

🎤 Panellists

Amit Brahme, Senior Director, Newcomer & Cultural Client Segment, Royal Bank of Canada (RBC)
Srikanth Sekar, Senior Manager, Customer Segments, BMO Bank of Montreal
Maryam Moshiri, Executive Director, CIBC | Simplii

Martijn van de Veen (Moderator), CBDO, ICEF

📝 Description

New fintech solutions are making international education increasingly accessible, affordable and manageable.

Think of student loans where eligibility is now determined by AI powered assessments or that require an ‘income share agreement’ (ISA) rather than a co-signer. In parallel, initiatives that lead to substantial cost reductions include digital banking services, personalised and automated budget management tools and Fintech-powered international payment solutions.

In this session, the panelists are invited to provide their insights on some of the latest, and upcoming, financial services and solutions that are relevant to the international education industry in general and international students in particular.