Category: Financial Inclusion
Remittances – Game Changer For Economic Development
If just for a minute we can assume every person on this planet has mobile phone, every mobile user has a bank account/wallet, every bank account is created instantly, virally and at no cost, No bank charges exist,
FinTech & Indonesia
Financial Services Authority of Indonesia (Otoritas Jasa Keuangan or OJK) a government agency, which regulates and supervises the financial services sector, has finally issued a regulation on financial technology (Fintech) firms that run peer-to-peer (P2P) lending businesses in Indonesia. On the other hand Bitcoin penetrates deeper into Indonesian market, exciting times. In August 2016 in Tangerang, Indonesia OJK was preparing for regulations to support financial technology businesses. Financial regulators
2017 Year of AI & Digital Payments
To draw a rough sketch of exaggerated scenario of how these two technologies (AI & FinTech) may interact with us in the future and what warrants the, perhaps perplexing, 2 super powers. AI’s Control systems are widely used. They govern how a simple thermostat adapts to a target temperature.
Financial Inclusion to Balance Gender Gap
Nigeria & South Africa is better in terms of women getting rights on what they deserve than DRC or Kenya different. This phenomena can be compared with almost all advertisement depicting a clock standing still in one place such as ten minutes past to ten as its most appealing to human minds. Giving best and large enough space for advertisements to be displayed clearly if forty minutes past four is chosen will also give the same scope but does not appeal well.
Will Banks ever be successful in Mobile Financial Services
To model the Fintech enterprise, its better use a method rather than make things up on the go. A method guarantees results and increases the productivity, predictability, repeatability and reliability of the business modelling and transformation. What would be part of this method though? It is good to have. Most of the FinTech companies wins on the principal of “The ability to relate to people, to inspire and motivate them is what you must ever work on as a leader”.
FinTech the Champion of “Banking” Services
Despite the proclamations of some visionary Fintech founders, banks aren’t disappearing anytime soon. The engine under the hood of big banks — the compliance and money-transfer systems — are simply too difficult for any start-up to replace, which is why tech plays like Apple Pay are still built on top of existing bank systems and payment rails. To maintain the dominance they’ve enjoyed up to this point, however, banks need a radical redesign of their customer-facing assets. If banks fail to overhaul
Banking the next billion unbanked
Most of the companies coming into the mobile payments space are actually coming in with little or no experience of the sector and often fail to provide a soulful touch and product to customers. Segmenting customers based on a few simple parameters (like age, potential earnings and spending habits) will therefore ensure that business models are drawn properly and will serve relevant customers.
FinTech – Mobile Money – Mobile Payments – Banking (Not Bank)
Today’s consumer expects a seamless mobile payment experience; failing to meet those expectations can be devastating to a brand, idea, innovation and eventually the payments industry. Banks in particular will need to move swiftly if they are to take advantage of the opportunities on offer in the global payments business, or risk losing out to nimbler competitors.Although Mobile Money had been designed as a peer-to-peer payment system but it has gone much beyond the basic idea..
Financial inclusion (Finclusion) – Need or Opportunity
Financial inclusion is a key enabler in reducing poverty & boosting prosperity and to get delivery of financial services at affordable costs to sections of low-income segments of society, in contrast to financial exclusion where those services are not available or affordable. Getting payment products to “understand” each other, or to be “interoperable,” is a big challenge to solve under financial inclusion model.
Transforming lives with Mobile Money
Today’s consumer expects a seamless mobile payment experience; failing to meet those expectations can be devastating to a brand, idea, innovation and eventually the payments industry.
Mobile Money – Subscribers (Thoughts & Experience)
The success of mobile money heavily depends on accessibility. The agent is the primary access channel for mobile money as the conduct agent-centred transactions like registrations, cash-in and cash-out transactions, Agents trade mobile money for a commission.
Mobile Money Basics : Part-1
Established players are constantly anxious about protecting their hard-earned franchises, thereby confirming the emergence of the ‘new normal’. To further discussions on how to play the ‘new normal’, we analyzed the activities of a range of players and unearthed ‘8 core traits’ of likely winners. We believe embedding these core elements in the proposition, operating, and delivery models will enable players to ‘play to win’ in these turbulent times.
Mobile Money – Key Stakeholders
Technology is a friend/ helper not as tester or rocket science; MFS product use and accessibility needs to be simple for people to make them comfortable and pull out maximum benefits especially for unbanked who have not seen the real MFS. Study from google shows that globally, mobile money users transacted a total of USD 7.5 billion through 479.5 million transactions in the month of December 2014. If cash-ins and cash-outs are included, mobile money users performed 717.2 million transactions, total of USD 16.3 billion.
Hybrid Mobile Financial Services & Commerce
Financial payments and banking started in a very inefficient and traditional way which was slow but still acceptable to the customers due to the stage in the information age. Initially, almost all the fun and joy in terms one double zero percent in shape of activities in the financial services (Except Non-Banking Services) space was attributable to banks with all the revenue being collected by the same entities…
Mobile Financial Services – Powerful Tool for mCommerce
With the advancement in technology like artificial intelligence, quantum computing, blockchain, etc. organizations outside the banking industry are diversifying and demystifying financial services. Targeting small & succinct margins in the space they are making a lot. These were organizations servicing millions of customers through broad distribution channels, be they, mobile operators, mobile handset manufacturers, retailers, or online merchants.