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HACKADESIGN Islamabad will be co-hosted by Karandaaz, PFN, PFA, and IDEATE Innovation

HACKADESIGN, a first-of-its-kind design hackathon, will be co-hosted by Fintech Network (PFN), Pakistan Fintech Association (PFA), and IDEATE Innovation. Problem solvers, ideators, UX designers, design thinkers, and financial institutions are being invited to register for the two-day HACKADESIGN, which will take place in Karachi in January 2022. After a thorough review by a team of judges comprised of specialists from the financial and technology industries, the winning concepts will be given prizes and prize money.

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The customer onboarding framework by the State Bank of Pakistan has opened up a plethora of possibilities to redefine and redesign an inclusive and user-friendly remote digital account opening and onboarding experience that requires minimum documentation and facilitates the previously underserved segments, but the lack of attention to human-centric design still poses a challenge for the uptake of banks’ digital account opening channels and results in low uptake and stickiness amongst the users. The HACKADESIGN will be a great platform for problem solvers and design enthusiasts to ideate together, build scrappy prototypes, and co-create a winning experience. To apply for participation in the HACKADESIGN, visit The last date to apply is December 20, 2021.

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Speaking about the HACKADESIGN, Rehan Akhtar, Chief Digital Officer Karandaaz said, ‘While the digital account opening and onboarding framework by the State Bank of Pakistan presents a great opportunity for the financial inclusion of the previously underserved segments, the uptake and adoption of financial services greatly depends on delivering an inclusive experience for the end-users that includes less digital savvy and non-English speakers. Karandaaz is happy to encourage young innovators and creative thinkers through this HACKADESIGN to create human-centered designs that can lower the complexity and help users make informed decisions leading to trust and wider uptake of digital channels for account opening.’



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