Is OTC a Trojan Horse or an Elephant Trap?

In some emerging Digital Finance and Commerce (DFC) markets, particularly in South Asia, the vast majority of Digital Financial Service (DFS) transactions that take place via a mobile platform are carried out “Over The Counter”
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DFC in Latin America: One Size Does Not Fit All

Latin America’s banking system is deeply rooted in the region’s economies, and several banks have been pioneers in using branchless banking to facilitate relatively high levels of financial inclusion. Other Digital Finance and
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The Socialization of Payments

Some two years ago, Mondato Insight considered the question of whether two of the world's most popular messaging services (Whatsapp and Viber) represented the future of payments. While neither of the two companies has made
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Mobile Money: Making mHealth Sustainable

In the majority of mobile service use cases, fees charged to the end-user are usually a key element in ensuring financial sustainability. But the picture is very different for mobile services that are developed to
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How Do You Say "Mobile Payments' World Leader" in Chinese?

Much like Frank Sinatra, China has a well-deserved reputation for doing things its own way. So much so, in fact, that the country is officially described as being a "socialist market economy with Chinese characteristics.
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The "Win" Side of the PSD2: Security Opportunities

The following is summary of a presentation held by Ariadne Plaitakis, Head of Regulatory at Mondato, at ENISA's Industry Event on 21 October 2016. You will find further Mondato articles on PSD2 here and here.
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Learning Lessons from Emerging Markets EdTech

EdTech is one of the hottest trends in Silicon Valley. Laurene Powell Jobs, an American executive and founder of the non-profit Emerson Collective, is working with technology to redesign the American school curriculum for the
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P2G > G2P ?

It has long been a cornerstone of conventional analysis of mobile financial services (MFS) that governments have a vital role to play in the development of effective and comprehensive mobile payment ecosystems. Some two years
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