Category Archives: Mobile Money Regulations

Tendencias en Servicios Financieros Digitales y Inclusión Financiera

Esta presentación fue preparada por el Banco Central de Costa Rica para aprender sobre los nuevos servicios financieros digitales que apoyan la inclusión financiera.

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New mobile money schemes extend banking reach in Ethiopia after NBE issues new guidelines

By EFOÉ KOUDADJEY AND JOHN OWENS After AFI member institution National Bank of Ethiopia (NBE) finalized their guidelines on mobile and agent banking they continued to support the sector by encouraging the use of digital financial services by conducting a workshop in December … Continue reading

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Mobile e-money taking off in Côte d’Ivoire

Mobile e-money taking off in Côte d’Ivoire (reposted from Alliance for Financial Inclusion News Updates) Mobile phones in call centre in a village in the sub-prefecture of Seguela, 592 kms from Abidjan in September 2013. Photo credit: SIA KAMBOU/AFP/Getty Images … Continue reading

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Eight trends that will impact financial inclusion in 2015

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John Owens A man displays his phone in Kenya. The use of digital financial services will continue to be one of the main drivers for financial inclusion in 2015. In the Alliance…

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Central Bank of Yemen issues new mobile banking regulations

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John Owens A Yemeni money changer serves a customer at his small shop in Sanaa. On 11 December 2014, the Central Bank of Yemen (CBY) issued new mobile banking regulations following an…

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Digital Financial Services, Regulations and Financial Inclusion: Where Are We Headed?

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John Owens Central Bank of Kenya Governor Njuguna Ndung’u, center, takes part in the “Digital Financial Services: Where are we Headed?” panel at the 2014 GPF in Trinidad and Tobago. ? The…

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Unlocking the potential of Africa

Written by Elliott Holley Banking Technology The potential of new technologies to transform financial services in Africa has long been heralded by the likes of Kenya’s M-Pesa and others. But services for corporates have remained relatively under served – until … Continue reading

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Developing a safe and secure digital payment ecosystem to promote financial inclusion

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John Owens Bank Negara Malaysia Deputy Governor Dato’ Muhammad bin Ibrahim highlights Malaysia’s high mobile penetration rate and its importance in promoting and further supporting digital payments. How safe and secure digital…

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In Egypt, high hopes for mobile wallets

Interesting article about the opportunities for Egypt to be one of the leaders in the Middle East to take advantage of the benefits of mobile money.

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Highlights on the Mobile Financial Services Landscape in Tanzania and Lessons for Regulators

The recent 2nd Leaders’ Roundtable meeting of the African Mobile Phone Financial Services Policy Initiative (AMPI) in Kenya was an incredible opportunity for central bankers in Africa to share their experiences and lessons learned. With the upcoming Mobile Financial Services Working … Continue reading

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