“Banking is needed not the banks, Fintech is killing banks, not the banking”. Banks need to accept change, become Fintech partners and it’s time to come out of their 100-year sleeping mind/blindfolded approach to customer’s banking need otherwise banking will only survive but not banks any more. Since the mobile payment era has just started, it is still too early to answer this point and nominate the winner, we will need to wait and see how it will go but I think we will somehow end in a stalemate, which is not at all pleasing for one type of role.
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.
M-banking, also called mobile banking, enables individuals to perform financial transactions on their bank account utilizing a mobile device. Bank patrons with an authorized mobile device will be able to undertake primary transactions, including replenishing their mobile airtime, transferring funds, reviewing their account balances, settling outstanding debts, and making exclusive appeals.
The state of the finances is extremely worrisome, especially since we were recently informed of another bank failing. The value of investments is unpredictable and can fluctuate both up and down without a specific timeframe being known. Governments have come to recognize the potential of digital currencies and countless exchanges have emerged worldwide, making it a risky move to dismiss blockchain-based digital currencies as obsolete. The Ministry of Innovation is fully activated and prepared to proceed confidently.
Rather than fooling foreigners, is there a possibility to support and recover economic graves? Maybe by adding flavors of mobile payments, low-cost cross-border remittances, electronic payments, and freedom from cash and real currency. It’s important to study the facts of the game, i.e., offerings, but if you’re presented with a real opportunity, don’t risk losing it.
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.
Accessibility is a critical success factor for any service. The role of informal institutions in providing financial services to the members of the community, and concludes by highlighting the opportunities these are present for formal financial service providers but in order to ensure accessibility of banking services, a bank has to have a wide branch network of fully branded brick and mortar marble banking halls with all the necessary security systems. The set up costs of these are so high and to recoup the same, the bank has to pass on the cost to the ultimate consumer.
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 of the information age. Initially, almost all the fun and joy in terms of one double zero percent in the 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.
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.
There is a lack of banking facilities for more than 2 billion people worldwide. Despite the fact that many of these unbanked people are located in developing regions, these adults call countries with emerging economies home.
Mobile banking (including mobile airtime top-up services), on the other hand, is when a financial institution allows its customers to conduct financial transactions on their bank account via a mobile device. Mobile banking, also known as M-banking, basically allows a user to operate a bank account using their mobile phone.
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..
Banks need to take a radical change from their current modus operandi in order to beat MNOs in the field of mobile payments or else take back seat as clerk for reconciliations and accounting units and regulator should allow MFS companies to innovate and bring new solutions and products in no time and make customers life easy, less costly and much faster. I..