Category: Mobile Money

Banks Struggle – Saga with Friend FinTech

MNO’s speed to achieve their goal to standardise, automate, digitise, remove boundaries by brining cross order financial/remittances service in form of payments, cash, airtime, paperless and online. At the same time banks are still in their canteens with their coffee mugs without any sign of worry but in reality all African banks face tough challenges from MNO’s & Fintech players.

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 – Introduction to 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 – Introduction to Basics Part-1

Mobile Money Services essentially was for unbanked & under privileged customers.
Mobile Money suppose to improves life for the Lower segment of society by
Domestic Remittance from cities to villages
Availability of Agents to withdraw cash
Building Savings Culture
Acceptability of Mobile Money under Mobile Financial Services was the biggest break through
Role of Mobile Money Agent is crucial and very critical for success…