Category Archives: Mobile Money Use Cases

This category includes actual examples of use cases from mobile money for individuals, businesses, and governments.

Payphone Bank in Colombia: An Innovative Way to Promote Micro-savings via Pay Phones

Tigo-Une’s “Payphone Bank” by Grey Colombia has won the Grand Prix for Product Design at this year’s Cannes Lions. The telecom company turned 13,000 cast iron pay phones from the turn of the century into a micro-savings system for the … Continue reading

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Wing Pushes Digital Finance Frontiers Further in Cambodia

Reposted from a blog by Eric Duflos @CGAP The shift from traditional microfinance and banking to digital is easy to see in Cambodia. All the market leaders such as ACLEDA Bank, AMK, and AMRET are increasingly using technology and agents … Continue reading

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Eight trends that will impact financial inclusion in 2015

Originally posted on Alliance for Financial Inclusion Blogs:
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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Easypaisa ATM Cards: Demonstrating the Value of Convergence

Easypaisa, Pakistan’s first and largest branchless banking provider, initially focused on mobile enabled e-money and agents to facilitate access to banking services.  Over time, Easypaisa realized the value of convergence and building on the existing banking infrastructure by allowing funds … Continue reading

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

Originally posted on Alliance for Financial Inclusion Blogs:
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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Congratulations to Easypaisa on its 5th year Anniversary!

Easypaisa celebrates 5 years in Pakistan!     On 15th of October 2009, Telenor Pakistan and Tameer Micro Finance Bank partnered to launch Easypaisa – Pakistan’s first Mobile Financial Service. There were only 5,000 ATMs and 10,000 Bank branches in … Continue reading

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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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How to manage all your financial affairs from a $20 mobile phone

The following article was written by Leo Mirani from Quartz digital magazine.  “I feel like a caveman who’s just been handed a Bic lighter,” reported Charles Graeber, a writer for Bloomberg Businessweek who recently went to Nairobi to check out M-Pesa, Kenya’s … Continue reading

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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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The facts of the online and mobile payment systems in Tanzania, recap of the last Mobile Monday.

Originally posted on TANZICT:
On Monday, 20th of January 2014 Buni space in cooperation with the Mobile Monday team organized a Mobile Monday session with the theme “Status of Mobile and Online Payment in Tanzania” The Percentage of M-Pesa users is 53,…

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