Category: Mobile Money
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,
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.
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.
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-2
Mobile Money, Mobile Payments, Mobile Banking and Mobile Commerce can be termed Mobile Financial Services. The magic word known as “Pay” has gone viral in today’s time and every day we have 1 or 2 new startup’s entering the payment industry, specifically into the Mobile Payment domain. Mobile phones can be used to deliver a range of banking services. Not from Banks, I am separating banking and banks. Banking services dont need banks any more. Transaction data can be used to develop customers’ credit histories to offer other top-up services.
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 Money vs Mobile Banking
Mobile Money and Mobile Banking are viewed under the same umbrella and are currently encapsulated in a financial world which is either too complicated or is viewed as complicated. Mobile money requires phone number as account number while Mobile banking requires bank account number as primary transaction identity. As far as Mobile Money and Mobile Banking are concerned
Apple Pay: Was Innovation or Repetition
What has been transformed in the markets by existing and new companies is their emergence to capture available opportunities. While mobile money or FinTech’s banking often gets described as a money transfer product, the reality is much beyond that. This has a blend of big data, data science, AI, and machine learning built in.
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.