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Aging and Longevity Around the World

Aging in the Philippines

The Philippines' aging population represents a distinctive point of junction between demographic shifts and cultural dynamics. Find out how the Philippines is unique among nations due to its own cultural values and customs that influence older persons' lives.

The Vulnerabilities of Older Persons in Uganda: A Call for Systematic Change

This article explores the multi-dimensional vulnerabilities faced by older persons in Uganda, who, despite their significant contributions to society, are often marginalized and exploited.

Aging in Romania

In Romania, the ratio of inhabitants over 65 is a bit lower than in the EU; however, the life of elders in the country is among the worst in the EU. Why?

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What Is Involved In Retirement Planning?

Everyone wants to retire from work and enjoy life to the fullest. Luckily it is possible if you have sufficient funds or investments such as life savings to support yourself after quitting your job or business.

Aging in Kenya: Navigating the Silver Tsunami in a Land of Youth

Kenya's demographic landscape is undergoing a significant transformation, highlighted by an emerging "silver tsunami" amidst its predominantly youthful population. This shift necessitates a strategic overhaul in healthcare, social security, and employment policies to support the increasing older adult demographic.

Exploring the Longevity Landscape - Insights from Davos2024

Dr. Irs Sobel, our Founder and Academic Director, shared her excitement about her recent experience at Davos, describing it as a profoundly enriching journey that provided insights into reshaping society's approach to longevity.

Financial Security in Independent Aging: How AI's Anti-Scam Tech Supports Seniors at Home

This article explores the increasing vulnerability of seniors in the U.S. who choose to age independently at home, particularly concerning financial scams. With scams against the elderly on the rise, traditional measures are proving inadequate.

What Do We Mean by "Health is the New Wealth"

The concept of health is increasingly viewed as a form of wealth, with implications that can be quantified financially. Despite advancements in healthcare, people spend a significant portion of their lives in less-than-good health, leading to substantial costs in treating chronic age-related diseases. In this article, Nadine Esposito is suggesting adopting an investment mindset to health, similar to financial planning, which can result in long-term benefits.

Opportunities Where Digital Healthy Longevity Meets FinTech

In this article, Wasu Mekniran and Jan J. Duin, MD highlight the health and economic benefits of slowing aging through digital health solutions and FinTech. It highlights personalized preventive medicine, successful companies in the "Digital Healthy Longevity" space, and the role of FinTech in financing and scaling longevity interventions.

Longevity Literacy and the Retirement Planning Journey

This article by Lilach Frenkel, Director of Product Innovation at CAAT Pension Plan, analyzes the ways longevity literacy and longevity models can help when planning how much a retiree will need to save to retire comfortably. It shows how individuals with strong longevity literacy tend to be more financially prepared in retirement and how longevity models can be a key tool for helping people understand how long they will need to plan for.

Elderly Financial Abuse is on the Rise, We Have an Ambitious Plan to Tackle It

In this article, Helene Alunni emphasizes the significance of World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, particularly regarding financial abuse against older adults, which costs US seniors around $36.5 billion annually and is often underreported due to shame and lack of support. To combat this issue, The Moonshot Initiative, led by professionals globally, has launched an open-source manifesto with recommendations in 11 key areas to address elder financial abuse and invites participation to create a change.

Addressing the challenge of “Ageism in Finance” in Germany

This article by Cornelia Schwertner, CEO and Co-founder at Brygge, discusses the prevalent issue of ageism in the German financial sector. Schwertner identifies the disparity between general Internet usage and online banking among higher age groups.

Financial Inclusion in the Open Banking Era: more than ‘banking the unbanked’

While great strides toward financial inclusion have been made, this latter issue remains a major challenge both for developed and developing countries alike. The advent of Open Banking has been a major boost to the acceleration of financial inclusion.

Unlocking the Power of Communities in the Digital Age

This blog explores alternative saving and investment models worldwide, focusing on community-based models and digital platforms.

Redefining Access to Cash in an Aging World

In today's fast-paced world, digital transformation is occurring at an exponential rate, transforming the way we live, work, and even retire. While these advancements have brought immense benefits, they have also created a digital divide, leaving many individuals and communities behind including a large group of the aging population.

Una Longevidad con Sentido

An interview with Barbara Rey Actis, the author of Longevidad Con Sentido ("Longevity with a purpose").

The Challenge of Ageism in AI

Despite the enormous advantages of using AI as a life-saving mechanism, it is important to consider potential age biases in AI to ensure that the technology is fair and does not discriminate against certain groups of people.

News! F4L Academy signed an MOU with the Global Initiative on Ageing Foundation

On 13 February FinTech for Longevity Academy signed an MOU with the Global Initiative of Ageing Foundation (GIA Foundation) to provide a cooperation framework to implement activities in the field of Ageing.

Introducing LongeviTech TLV

LONGEVITECH TLV is an interdisciplinary conference for the global community with the aim of leveraging global perspectives, best practices and ways we can work together to ensure financial wellness and healthy aging for all

Defining Financial Longevity

Financial longevity is multi-dimensional and hence, requires a strong framework to build a new set of products and solutions for the aging population

The New Meaning of Risk in the Age of Longevity

Longevity changes the meaning of risk beyond the well-known longevity and mortality risks. It is influenced by risk factors that are embedded in the aging process, such as the transition to retirement and deteriorating health.

Thoughts on the Report of the Expert Committee on Longevity Finance in India

By building a novel infrastructure in the GIFT city, India is expected to be one of the first nations that are taking serious steps in the preparation for the aging trend

What is FemFintech and why is it so important for longevity?

Economic participation and opportunity are crucial to the financial resilience of women and hence to their economic resilience in late life

Pensioners in Argentina are struggling to access their main source of income

The demographic trend of aging in Argentina indicates that the older population will continue to rise over the next few decades.

What blockchain experts have surprisingly ignored

Blockchain has been widely used globally in supply chain management. Different parties, often competitors, have been using blockchain to improve operational transparency, immutability, and trust throughout the various stages of delivering goods from one place to another.

What is financial innovation for aging & longevity ?

The demographic trend of aging around the world bears new challenges and opportunities for the financial sector. Data show that the 50 plus population in the US (not less than 110 million people) is driving remarkable economic growth.

The New Unbanked

Currently, 1.7 billion people around the world do not have access to a bank account. Among these people, there are many individuals who live day-to-day by using the previous day’s earnings to buy their food and other necessities.

The Dynamic Relationship between Wealth and Subjective Well-being among Mid-Life and Older adults

Abstract: Accumulated wealth, as a store of economic means and consumption potential, is a particularly relevant resource in later life, when labor market income terminates or declines, and state support is limited

The disruptive impact of FinTech on Retirement Systems — A Book Review

The basic role of a “robo-advisor” is to manage the customer’s investments while considering all information about the consumer, often gathered by a set of questions when opening an account.”

How to increase usage of mobile payments amongst older adults? Towards an inclusive Fintech for the older generation

Despite the growth in the use of smartphones in the US, many older adults experience barriers in adopting mobile payments. This article demonstrates how payment providers can increase their market share in the 65+ segment of the population by deploying a more inclusive strategy to develop electronic wallets and payment apps.

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