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Facebook: The New Game Changer for Mobile Payments & Remittances

As predicted last year, new financial players especially social media giants like WeChat and now Facebook can be major players in the mobile payment space.  Facebook in particular has the widest global outreach among social networks and has already been offering money … Continue reading

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The importance of money transfer operators and the issue of de-risking in the Pacific Islands

Originally posted on Alliance for Financial Inclusion Blogs:
John Owens Dr. Sione Ngongo Kioa, Governor at the National Reserve Bank of Tonga (far right), and Ms. Maiava Atalina Emma Ainuu-Enari, Governor at the Central Bank of Samoa (second from right),…

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Innovative Financial Services that are Driving Financial Inclusion in the Pacific Islands

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New Financial Inclusion Innovation in Colombia: Electronic Deposits

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María del Rosario Moreno Sánchez Colombia is a prominent example of a country that has included financial inclusion as a priority in its national agenda since a very early stage. Indeed, in…

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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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Central Bank of Yemen issues new mobile banking regulations

Originally posted on Alliance for Financial Inclusion Blogs:
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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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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2013 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2013 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 22,000 times in 2013. If it were a … Continue reading

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Central Bank of Yemen Reviews Mobile Money & Branchless Banking Regulations

By Melissa Scudo This week, the USAID Asia and the Middle East Economic Growth Best Practices (AMEG) project joined with the Social Fund for Development in Yemen, the Consultative Group to Assist the Poorest (CGAP) and USAID/Yemen to host the … Continue reading

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The Mobile Money for Development 2012 Review

After launching this site four months ago, I have learned quite a bit about blogging on mobile money for development. I found the WordPress.com 2012 Annual Report for this blog interesting and wanted to share it with all of you. … Continue reading

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