Tag Archives: mobile banking

How Mobile Banking can Benefit the Unbanked

The “unbanked and underbanked” are terms that are being batted about in the boardrooms of financial institutions around the world. Gradually, executives have woken up to the fact that there are billions of potential customers who are not using their services. In America alone, there … Continue reading

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What is a Financial Nomad?

Life is a journey whose destination varies for us all. Where we end up in life is often the product of our decisions, choices and chance. There’s not a single path to follow and many people find themselves becoming financial nomads along … Continue reading

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Five Examples of Financial Inclusion

Everyday, the world in which we live seems to spin faster and faster. While this increased pace is creating plenty of opportunities for success and achievement, it is also creating deep financial rifts between those “who have” and those “who live … Continue reading

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Four Trends FinTech Entrepreneurs Should Take Note Of

Fintech is always changing, and there are some very interesting trends that are emerging this year. Where in the past, financial services have been targeted primarily towards wealthy clients, companies have begun to recognize that there are vastly underserved segments of … Continue reading

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Searching for Global Financial Inclusion Pioneers

My co-author, Karl Mehta and I have both been working for years in the exciting field of mobile financial services. Reflecting on what has already happened, one can see the world reshaping. And yet, it is only the beginning. But … Continue reading

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Male-dominated Mobile World Congress is Missing a Great Business Opportunity – Women

When you look at the sea of people at Mobile World Congress – it is mostly men with a few scattered women in the crowd.  So it is not surprising that this male dominated industry is missing out on a … Continue reading

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Interview with Mobile Money Pioneer Jojo Malolos

The potential of mobile phones to bring banking services to the traditionally underserved is now becoming better understood by many. Financial Inclusion at the bottom of the pyramid is a topic for many – including luminaries like Bill Gates, Pierre Omidyar, … Continue reading

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