Tag: Payments

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Better Payments, Better Apps: The Sharing Economy Wars

The so-called “sharing economy,” led by ride-sharing pioneers like Uber and home-sharing pioneers like Airbnb, has expanded to
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Consolidation: The Only Path for Ecommerce?

Facebook's notorious Libra melodrama over the last few months is just one example suggesting that big tech is
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The Biggest Ideas at Finovate Fall 2019

If the next billion-dollar fintech was being pitched this week, it was probably happening in New York. Over
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eSIM: Fresh Paint For Mobile, Payments And Identity

If Apple has anything to say about it, embedded SIM cards, or eSIMs, may be poised to replace
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Payments Banks: Nigeria Takes A Page From India

Since it was rebased in 2014, Nigeria’s economy overtook South Africa’s as the largest in Africa.
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Remittances: Ending Cash-Out

Thirty years after being first introduced, digital remittances have failed to truly take off. 90 percent of remittances
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Crowdfunding 2.0: The Membership Model

Artists, musicians, writers, filmmakers and other creatives struggle every day to be equitably compensated for their labor. Quite
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Mojaloop: Taking Stock

For some time now, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has preoccupied itself with fragmented payment ecosystems. This
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Are The Economics Of Cash Crumbling?

Since the dawn of civilization, physical currency has been the backbone of everyday commerce. But in 2019, prophesies
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Argentina: The Worst Of Times

Anyone following the economic situation in Argentina is well-aware of its slow spiral. Since late 2015, the Argentine
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Cashless Transportation: Kenya And Rwanda As Case Studies

By most measures, Kenya is a shining model of financial inclusion in Sub-Saharan Africa. As the home of
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Mondato Summit Asia 2018: The Next Wave Of Digital Services In Emerging Asia

Mondato selected the bustling urban jungle of Jakarta, Indonesia as the location for the fifth annual digital finance
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Payments Banks To UltraFICO: Targeting No Man's Land

Despite disruptive business models building momentum towards increased digitization in financial services, it is likely just a matter
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Africa's Financial Flows: Homeward Bound?

It's been nearly five years since SWIFT, the world’s leading provider of secure financial messaging services, popped
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Hyperinflation: In Digital We Trust?

As of December 3rd, 2016, Venezuela became the 57th historical episode of hyperinflation, which has precipitated the country's
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Are Some Markets Immune To The X-Pays' Advance?

Apple's recent earnings call grabbed a lot of headlines, and the resulting momentum has nudged the company towards
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Digital Donations: Is Cash Still Tops For Tips?

One of the fundamental purposes of money, whether it is physical cash or digital payments, is to settle
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Chilly Winds Of Change For Banks?

Even before the election of President Donald Trump foretold the passing of a tax reform act that would
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Cash Is King, But Are Checks His Queen?

The prevalence of checks in the U.S. economy often surprises visitors. It may come as a shock
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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
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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,
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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
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The End of Your Flexible Friend?

Once upon a time, having a plastic credit card in your pocket was a sign of affluence, a
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PSD2 - Part Two: Are You Sure You Know What It Means For You?

Last month, we looked at what significant changes the Revised Payment Services Directive (“PSD2”) will bring to the
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