Technology Provides Remittances with a Reboot

Traditionally, international remittances are sent via banks, remittance service providers (RSPs) such as MoneyGram and Western Union, or informal channels. But with the rise of technology, mobile operators and Fintech companies are providing attractive alternatives
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The Innovation Scramble: Banks Butt In

The cyclical relationship between innovation, revenue and survival has become a self-evident truism in the banking industry. Mondato, on previous occasion, has disputed narratives that paint financial technology firms and banks as necessary antagonists and
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DFC Thought Leader Predictions for 2017

For better or worse, 2016 is a year that will be remembered for a long time to come. The status quo was demolished in many countries and contexts. The idea of disruption spilled over from
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The End of Shopping As We Know It?

Ideas that have the potential to revolutionize shopping, and that have been percolating for some time, seem to be on the verge of breaking out from the test lab and onto Main Street. Automation, bots,
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PAYG Solar Energy: Promoting Power & Mobile Money Across Africa

In recent Mondato Insights, we have discussed a series of digital finance & commerce (DFC) use cases such as health, agriculture and education. Utilizing digital technologies to resolve challenges in these areas can propel more
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Mondato Summit Latin America: The Emergence of a DFC Ecosystem

Last week, Mondato hosted the first annual Mondato Summit Latin America, a regional digital finance & commerce (DFC) executive conference, held at the Buenos Aires Stock Exchange in the heart of the beautiful Argentinian capital.
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Los múltiples modelos de finanzas digitales en América Latina

El sistema bancario en América Latina está enraizado en las economías de la región, y varios bancos han estado promoviendo la inclusión financiera a través de modelos de banca sin sucursales. Pero nuevos actores en
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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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