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“Ecosystem” is a big buzzword in mobile banking

“Ecosystem” seems to be a big buzzword in the mobile money space. Many mobile network operators (MNOs) are extending their focus beyond what they consider to be the killer applications – storing and transferring money and cultivating strategies to offer financial services at scale. The cornerstones of a viable network are trust and ubiquity, but [...]

Branchless banking in 2020

The CGAP Report on Scenarios for Branchless Banking in 2020: The growing use of branchless banking channels over the coming years is inevitable in most countries. But it’s far less certain whether large numbers of the unbanked poor will use these alternative channels for financial services beyond payments, such as savings and credit. CGAP and [...]

Converting cash into electronic money

Merchants in the Philippines are finding they have the capacity and the interest to offer financial services to consumers as a new line of business. However, in order for these new ventures to succeed, a network of providers will need to be selected, and issues such as cash management, investment levels, large loan disbursement capability, [...]

Branchless banking

Ten years ago, there was no active mobile banking (m-banking). The Brazilian Central Bank was promulgating the first set of regulations that would allow bank correspondents to open banking agents. Microfinance had caught the eye of some beyond its circle of enthusiasts and practitioners, but financial access was considered a niche, and not a mainstream [...]

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