Financial Freedom for the Disadvantaged.
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World Capacity Builders Inc. (henceforth called “Capacity Builders”) is a private British Columbian company with international partnerships in the Fintech industry.
Our Mission is to work with technically savvy companies in the Fintech space who can assist us, in the long run, to overall improve the capacities of the poor in the world.
About World Capacity Builders
Capacity Builders has carefully assembled a group of companies as strategic Partners. Each possesses a specialty(ies) in the payment technology sector. With their enabling and capability improvement expertise, these Partners are expected to be sustainable and help in Capacity Builders’ mission.
Understanding that the Fintech world is evolving very quickly, Capacity Builders will continue to identify, assess, and strategically align with companies in other innovative technologies, platforms, and systems to improve its overall product.
Our Partners’ Capabilities
With our current Partners we are able to offer:
- digital-based Payment Platforms that could be international. As such, we would be able to service poor people of the world at affordable costs to them;
- eCommerce payment and speedy Settlement functions for consumers and Merchants;
- includes Inbound & Outbound Cross-border payments in 40 currencies including Renminbi;
- a universal Prepaid Card System/Platform with a seamless and user-friendly Back Office that manages and supports physical and online Card Transactions packed with Loyalty, Couponing, and Redemption components;
- assisted by brandable Mobile Wallets; POS terminal infrastructure; and Big Data mining systems
- safe and smart contracts for the transaction of anything of value (e.g. insurance, security trades, etc.)
Whom are we calling the “Poor”?
Extreme poverty is a global challenge. The World Bank forecasts that 702 million people were living in extreme poverty in 2015. Of these, about 347 million people lived in Sub-Saharan Africa (35.2% of the population) and 231 million lived in South Asia (13.5% of the population).
UNICEF estimates half the world’s children (or 1.1 billion) live in poverty. Another estimate places the true scale of poverty much higher than the World Bank, with an estimated 4.3 billion people (59 percent of the world’s population) living with less than $5 a day and unable to meet basic needs adequately.
Whatever these numbers are … bottom line, they are extremely LARGE!
Three quarters of the world’s poor do not have a bank account. This is not only because they are poor, but the cost, travel distance and amount of paper work involved in opening an account is overwhelming for them! In addition, it is also because banks are not interested in them for economic reasons. Because, according to the American Banking Association, it costs banks between US$250 and US$300 per year to open and maintain a bank account.
So imagine that about 25% of adults in the world earning less than $2 a day having sufficient funds to justify the banks’ decisions to open accounts for them? The problem of these billions of unbanked people is a vicious circle! Who is going to step up and provide them with a solution that could lift them from poverty?
It is the hope that an inexpensive Prepaid Card Platform and System can, using volume as a justification method, help lift the poor to a higher standard!
How do we do this?
Reduction in Money Transfer Costs
- According to the World Bank the average transaction fee paid by the poor to transfer funds from one country to another is about 9%. So, if an Overseas Foreign Worker (OFW) wants to send US$100 from Malaysia to Bangladesh, it would cost the OFW $9.00. When the funds arrive in Bangladesh, there is no guarantee that the Recipient would not be charged some more (for Foreign Exchange) when the cash is delivered to the Recipient’s hands. In most Western Banks, there is a Service Charge of $30.00 plus a percentage (about 3%) of the funds transferred.
- Most poor people do not own a Smartphone. But these days it is getting common to see more and more poor using them. Inexpensive phones are opening new opportunities to the poor too. In fact, according to the Pew Research Center, the poor are more reliant on smartphones. Most of them use a Pay As You Go (Prepaid) plan.
- The OneCard Platform could be integrated to corresponding Mobile Wallets that belong to the poor subscribers’ messaging system. With these phones and mobile wallets, the poor can use them to buy goods and services (often read by wi-fi Point of Sale Terminals; or online Merchants).
We reiterate – our focus would be to enable the poor, including the 5.0 billion unbanked people of the world.
Our aim is to provide the poor to build capacity by first having the ability to have a financial account by way of owning a OneCard Prepaid Card that would, in turn, provide them a way to buy goods and services, earn rewards, and redeem points for rewards – even online.
Built to Influence.
Capacity Builders considers world-class and disruptive technologies carefully, and makes investments in very good technologies and ideas.
Send us your Deck and Executive Summary. Please enumerate how and why your Project will be good for the poor, or how it would improve their capacities. Please do not include any sensitive information. High-level information would be sufficient.
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Capacity Builders considers world-class and disruptive technologies carefully, and makes investments on very good technologies and ideas.
Announces Payments Partnership with
World Capacity Builders
March 28, 2018 10:27 AM Eastern Daylight Time
NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)
Crypterium, the crypto bank for everyone, has announced a new partnership with World Capacity Builders. This highly strategic alliance will drive several core objectives in Crypterium’s post-ICO phase. Firstly, this union extends Crypterium’s global physical and digital reach, in its efforts to find a viable payments solution for every country: WCB boasts an existing worldwide network of payment solutions capabilities as they target the 2 billion unbanked people throughout the world. This extensive network of payment services also lends itself to traditional payments markets which are ripe for extending to crypto currency solutions.
For Crypterium, access to WCB’s unique expertise, vast network capabilities and partners has enabled the product integration phase to begin across all of Europe. Not only will 500 million Europeans soon be able to use their Crypterium digital wallets at any contactless payment terminals within Europe; they’ll also be able to use any of the world’s 42 million contactless payment terminals as they travel the globe.
Moving beyond Europe, Crypterium plans to leverage the WCB partnership on other continents—Asia, Africa, North America—as it continues global expansion and product integration. It’s important to note that this partnership delivers on one of Crypterium’s core foundational tenants of providing global payment solutions to as many people as possible and not just existing token owners. Crypterium’s platform users must pay a small transaction fee (0.5% of the payment amount) for each crypto currency payment, paid in Crypterium tokens (CRPT) which are then destroyed upon use. In this way Crypterium generates a dynamic secondary market for the ownership of CRPT (it’s not possible to use Crypterium services without them) into a constant reducing supply. The more transaction, the more the need for CRPT. The partnership with WCB is the first step in generating this constant demand.
“We’re very pleased to team up with World Capacity Builders to bring the unbanked community excellent and affordable financial services, while at the same time, solving the problem of liquidity for those in possession of cryptocurrency the world over. This partnership aligns perfectly with not only our company vision, but also our values,”
Crypterium is a digital cryptobank with the biggest public ICO of all time for number of token buyers, participated in by people in more than 153 countries. The firm’s aim is to provide a complete vertically integrated cryptobank service to its customer base. Through a new mobile payment app, the company enables people and businesses to spend cryptocurrency in a more affordable and effective way. This unique, easily-accessible platform greatly increases access to the customers’ cryptocurrency and offers its users the ability to utilize cryptocurrency in real time at brick and mortar locations. Find more information about how Crypterium is shaping the future of crypto at www.crypterium.com.
About World Capacity Builders
World Capacity Builders Inc. is a private British Columbian company dedicated to improving access to financial services technology and solutions for the world’s poor and underserved communities. To achieve this goal, the company partners with other companies working on new tools and technology, and that share their values.
To arrange an interview with Crypterium’s Austin Kimm, or for further information about Crypterium or this announcement, please contact Jon Lindsay Phillips, Executive Director of RLM Public Relations (firstname.lastname@example.org)
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