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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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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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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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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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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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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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