Tag: Central Banks

ISO-12812 Made MFS Easy for FinTech

The discussion for our post focus around Mobile Money, Mobile Payments i.e person to person, person to business etc. New ISO standard 12812, recently appeared in 2017. This standard has 5 parts and part-1 defines the general framework of


CashLess –OR– LessCash

Abstract – Journey from cash only transactions to less cash and afterwards if possible moving to cashless or digital money society. This journey looks very simple in textbooks or written on blogs or papers but ground reality can be very different. Along this trip people suffer tremendous setbacks, […]

What is FinTech and where does it Live?

Abstract – A few years back, I had a fascinating discussion about Fintech. Today every 3rd if not 4th profile on LinkedIn is about FinTech Expert. Few days ago someone asked me a million dollar question “What is FinTech?” I was intrigued with such a small, simple question but found it difficult to answer this to a person who is not from those 4 people from linkedin. My simple briefing note to answer this question was, “Fintech is a technical tool to support financial services”, making it simple for everyone on this planet earth along with promoting idea of “Financial Services as a basic right for every human being”. Financial technology, also known as fintech, is an economic industry composed of companies that use technology to make financial services more efficient. Why it is so inherently difficult to define the concept of Fintech, is because definitions change over time. Alternatively, traditional banking organizations are hindered by legacy operating systems, capacity to innovate, agility and technology expertise.

Mobile Money 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…