The Acronym Overload

'Technology-speak' has long existed outside the vernacular of the average Joe. As technology continues to wiggle into every nook and cranny of day-to-day life, though, there has been a bridging of the slang gap, allowing
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ICOs: A Shortcut To Boom Or Bust?

It was probably only a matter of time before the world of altcoins and cryptocurrencies produced their own funding model. Known as ICOs, Initial Coin Offerings are a new method of generating funds to back
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Alternative Delivery Channels: KPIs Unknown?

A few short weeks ago, Mondato debated the fate of the bank branch, an institution some in the digital finance space brush off as an eventual relic. While behavioral analytics cast a more nuanced shadow
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The Winners And Losers in Mobile Money

When the GSMA released the 2016 mobile money 'State of the Industry Report' at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona earlier this year, it was subtitled, like a greatest hits album, 'Decade Edition: 2006-2016'. It may
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Bank Branches: Is The Writing On The Wall?

In a counter to sluggish interest rates, ever more complicated and taxing compliance regulation, and a weakened consumer market segment, bank executives across North America and Europe are taking the ax to 'superfluous' brick-and-mortar bank
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Is Paytm The New DFC Poster Child?

If you follow developments in the Digital Finance and Commerce (DFC) space, you get no prize for knowing who Travis Kalanick, Jack Ma or Narendra Modi are. But if you are outside India, it is
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Death And Taxes

Nothing in life is certain, so the saying goes, except death and taxes. It should come as no surprise, then, that mobile money and Digital Finance are making inroads into both of these unavoidable facets
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Can Digital Finance 'Irrigate' The Water Industry?

In what can only be described as a twist of irony, while water may be a source of vitality and sustenance, those responsible for its provision - whether public, private or informal - struggle to
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