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Tag Archives: mobile banking
Re-establishing mobile money momentum in Indonesia!
The recent visit of Dutch Queen Maxima has brought financial inclusion back onto the agenda of Indonesia`s government. According to the World Bank`s Global Findex report 2014, only 36% of the Indonesian adult population (older then 15 years) has access … Continue reading
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Indian Agent Networks – or how to open 10million accounts in a week
The Helix Institute launched another of their Agent Network Accelerator Surveys. This time on India. For those who do not know them yet, The Helix Institute of Digital Finance, was founded in November 2013 as a partnership between MicroSave, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, … Continue reading
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Can we have another Mpesa? – a study analyzing 7 African markets
This blog has been long overdue. The European Investment Bank (EIB) together with the UN Capital Development Fund (UNCDF) launched a study in December 2014 on digital financial Services (DFS) in Sub-Saharan Africa, notably Benin, Cameroon, Kenya, Mozambique, Nigeria, Senegal, Uganda … Continue reading
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Nigeria: CBN approves 2 models of mobile money services
It took them quite some time, but I guess they have gotten around finally doing it. If this is the right set up we will see, but it is a start. After years of market development, digital finance in Nigeria … Continue reading
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Combining inclusion and protection?
… so this is a guest post by guest blogger Claudia Huber: I remember Compartamos’ initial public offering (IPO) in early 2007. Microfinance still being considered the panacea to all development problems, Compartamos shares were 13 times oversubscribed and sold … Continue reading
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State of the Industry – Mobile Financial Services for the Unbanked
No time to read it? Let me do it and write out the main messages for you: Most of us know the data: 2.5bn people unbanked and relying on informal financial services which are unsafe, inconvenient, and expensive. However, 1bn … Continue reading
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Mobile Money in the DRCongo – a nut to crack for MNOs
The GSM Association launched a study in July 2013 as part of its Mobile Money for the Unbanked (MMU) programme. According to the study, DRC is one of the most promising mobile money markets in Sub-Saharan Africa due to an … Continue reading
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