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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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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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Join Brett King and I on Voice of America to discuss: “Where the mobile bank account was born”

              Voice of America Radio Broadcast: Where the mobile bank account was born December 19, 2013 Hosted by Brett King Banking in Africa has become a prime example of necessity breeding ingenuity. When the … Continue reading

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Offering Digital Financial Services to Promote Financial Inclusion: Lessons We’ve Learned

There continues to be significant interest in using new technologies to provide for greater financial inclusion. While much of the excitement has been focused on mobile financial services, we are seeing a shift to a broader focus on a range … Continue reading

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Mobile Money Powering Banks in Rural Nepal

The article below is provided by USAID/Nepal’s NEAT Project. Branchless Banking in Nepal Despite the vast and untapped market in low-income and rural areas, banks and financial institutions avoid opening branches there due to the high operating costs and associated … Continue reading

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Mobile Money & Mobile Solutions Helping Women in Afghanistan

The following video was recently shared by Joey Mendoza from USAID/Afghanistan’s FAIDA project. The video documents and shares how mobile money and other mobile solutions are being used to empower women in Afghanistan. What I like about the video is … Continue reading

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USAID/Nigeria Markets II Program Working with LAPO & eTranzact on Mobile Money Initiative

USAID/Nigeria’s MARKETS II program is now working with mobile money operator eTranzact and their innovative mobile money service PocketMoni along with the largest microfinance bank in Nigeria, LAPO, to provide support to offer mobile financial services to the staff and … Continue reading

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Lesson #4: Using Mobile Money to Promote Financial Inclusion: Convenience & Access

This blog post is the fourth in a ten part series of articles covering the 10 Lessons Learned about Using Mobile Money to Promote Financial Inclusion. When you are dealing with people’s funds, having rapid, reliable, and convenient access to … Continue reading

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Mobile Money Photo of the Week

Photo of the Week This photo was taken in a mobile money agent shop in the town of Lucban, Quezon, Philippines on May 15, 2013. Productive mobile money agents usually provide services for more than one mobile money operator in … Continue reading

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One of the Secrets to Getting Mobile Money Users to be Active = Payroll + Use Cases

One of the secrets to getting mobile money subscribers to become active users is getting them on a mobile money-enabled payroll. We learned this early on in the Philippines when we saw how much more active those receiving part or … Continue reading

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