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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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Renaming this Blog: Moving from Mobile Money to Digital Financial Services for Development

In 2012, I set this blog up to focus on my work and experiences supporting mobile money for development.  At that time, much of the world interest was in the use of mobile technology and especially mobile enabled e-money services … 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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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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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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Lesson #2: Using Mobile Money to Promote Financial Inclusion: Strategic Partnerships are Key (part 1)

This blog post is the first of two parts on Lesson #2: Using Mobile Money to Promote Financial Inclusion: Strategic Partnerships are Key and is part of a series covering the 10 Lessons Learned about Using Mobile Money to Promote Financial … Continue reading

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