Tag: Emerging Markets

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Proof Of Address: The Invasive Species Of KYC

Today, proof of address is a requirement for accessing formal financial institutions in most places. For customers in
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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
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Move Over Techies, Farmers Are the New (and Old) Frontier

Technological innovation is disrupting agricultural value and supply chains, no matter whether in relation to pre-cultivation, cultivation and
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(In)Accessible Nepal

Nepal, with its Himalayan peaks and Buddhist monks, is a remote and inaccessible country, with an underdeveloped financial
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How Best to Keep Afloat

It has long been recognized that one of the main challenges to deploying and scaling a successful mobile
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Who Should Carry the Burden of Risk?

In last week’s Mondato Insight, we touched upon the issue of fraud in mobile money, and asked
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World Bank Findex 2014: Mobile Money Isn't the Only Show in Town

Last week the World Bank released the second wave of its ‘Global Findex‘: the results of a global
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Unleashing India's Potential (Part 1)

In 2011, the last year for which the World Bank records data, just 35% of Indians over the
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Mobile Money and the Ebola Crisis

Although the Ebola virus that spread late last year through parts of West Africa claimed the lives of
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The Rise of the Cheap Smartphone

Moore’s Law observes that over the history of computing, processing speeds have doubled every two years. Whether
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Is MFS in Africa Reaching Maturity?

In a Mondato Insight last summer, we discussed the problems associated with encouraging recycling of funds within a
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Mobile, Data, and the Virtuous Circle

Policy-makers and innovators the world over have been turning their attention to the potential of data and “big
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The Opportunity for Africa to Move Beyond P2P in MFS

Mobile financial services (MFS) consists of a wide range of offerings, from current and savings accounts and other
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Mondato Summit Asia: The Highlights

Find out what were the quotable quotes and the insights you missed at Mondato Summit Asia 2014. (Scroll
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Cutting Through the Red Tape in Java

There are few markets around the world that hold as much potential for MFS as Indonesia. Home to
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Using HCD to Make Mobile Money Relevant

Earlier in 2014, two Mondato Insights examined the role of Human Centered Design (HCD) in enhancing the user
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Mobile Money In Myanmar

Mobile money is coming to Myanmar – but can it overcome challenges?   At first glance, Myanmar appears to offer
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WhatsApp Versus Viber: The Payments Battle of the Future?

When earlier this year Facebook purchased the messaging service app WhatsApp for USD $19 billion, some questioned the
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Southeast Asia: A Region of Extremes And Opportunities

Urbanization, digitization and globalization are the three forces whose convergence will shape the 21st-century economy. Consequently, Southeast Asia
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The Missing Link For Merchants In Mobile Money

In MFS, moving mobile money beyond P2P transfers remains both the Holy Grail and the “chicken-and-egg” conundrum. P2P
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In the shadow of mobile money: international airtime remittances

In theory, international remittances would appear to be rich and fertile territory for mobile financial services. Sending money
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Is Brazil the country of the future for mobile money?

Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) has long been seen as a market ripe for the development of
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What does the Alibaba IPO mean for MFS in China?

Even for those who normally pay little attention to the world of e-commerce or m-payments, it would have
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How Can Development Organizations Shift From Cash to Mobile Money?

Billions of dollars in foreign aid are disbursed by donor governments annually, funneled through intermediary organizations and ultimately
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