Tag Archives: Mobile Financial Services

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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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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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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African Central Bankers Meet to Expand Digital Financial Inclusion

The 2nd African Mobile Phone Financial Services Policy Initiative (AMPI) Leaders Roundtable meeting held 4-6 February 2014 in Naivasha, Kenya, was a historic event and tremendous step forward in moving the region toward collectively focusing on harnessing and further enabling … Continue reading

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My Thoughts on the 2014 African Mobile Phone Financial Services Policy Initiative (AMPI) Leaders Roundtable Meeting

The 2014 African Mobile Phone Financial Services Policy Initiative (AMPI) Leaders Roundtable Meeting, co-hosted by the Central Bank of Kenya (CBK) on 5-7 February in Kenya, should be an exciting event that will bring together key regulators from across Africa … 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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Moving from Mobile Money to Digital Financial Services for Financial Inclusion

In this webinar put on by Making Cents and Chemonics International, I shared updates on the growing shift from mobile money to broader digital financial services to promote financial inclusion. These broader services include greater integration and convergence of electronic funds … Continue reading

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