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FinTech – Mobile Money, Payments and Banking

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..

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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.

FinTech – The BaaP & BaaS Boomer

For FinTech its an opportunity to pick services to push through BaaP and BaaS model and owning an entire business paradigm is neither feasible nor desirable anymore. Almost all players who entered into payments and insurance in arena of FinTech domain are actually coming out of this game park with zero or no knowledge. This is giving too much innovation to put idea on table but takes longer to make it reality. Technical companies entering financial domain and making it interesting by doing technical integration, or “fintegration”, of fintech services, the latter interfacing directly to bank customers for banking services including insurance.

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.