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Tracking mobile money regulatory responses to COVID-19

GSMA

GSMA’s COVID-19 Response Tracker that monitors mobile money-specific regulatory policy, government, and provider interventions globally, is now public. The tracker which is updated weekly collates data from 32 countries, spread across Sub-Saharan Africa (17), East Asia & Pacific (7), South Asia (4), Middle East & North Africa (3), and Latin America & Caribbean (1).  Key

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The GSMA Inclusive Tech Lab launches an industry-leading Interoperability Test Platform for financial inclusion

GSMA

On July 1, the GSMA Inclusive Tech Lab launched the Interoperability Test Platform, a free and open-source end-to-end test facility for mobile money providers and service providers.  According to GSMA, this is the industry’s first joint test environment combining two key technologies: the GSMA Mobile Money API and Mojaloop, an open source code, developed to

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Mobile money driving formalisation and building the resilience of MSMEs

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In recognition of the Micro, Small and Medium-sized Enterprises Day- June 27- GSMA published a briefing note exploring how mobile money can help informal MSMEs access financial services and overcome some of the barriers to entering the formal economy. The note also discusses the pivotal role mobile money can play in helping MSMEs survive the

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How Is the Pandemic Affecting Agents? Here’s What Providers Tell Us

CGAP

Over the last few months, CGAP has been asking mobile money operators, digital banks, fintechs and other DFS providers across Asia and Africa how the COVID-19 pandemic is impacting their agent networks. Two key findings  COVID-19 is changing DFS transaction types, which could force providers to revisit pricing and fee strategies. There has been a

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Tracking the journey towards mobile money interoperability: Emerging evidence from six markets: Tanzania, Pakistan, Madagascar, Ghana, Jordan and Uganda

GSMA

GSMA’s new report features the interoperability journeys and lessons of six countries. It focuses on mobile money integrations between MMPs and also offers insights into the experiences of these markets, which are at different stages of an interoperability process.   The report highlights how industry leaders in markets such as Tanzania and Madagascar proactively pursued mobile

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Beyond one billion mobile money accounts: how is mobile money moving us a step closer to achieving a digital future for all?

GSMA

The number of mobile money accounts globally surpassed one billion according to the 2019 State of the Industry Report on Mobile Money published in March 2020 by GSMA.  According to the report, there has been an increase in the number of providers and transactions implying that mobile money is entering the mainstream and becoming the

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Demystifying regulatory concerns around the use of cloud services in mobile money

GSMA

This new report by GSMA seeks to demystify the regulatory concerns regarding the use of cloud computing in the mobile money industry and explains how restrictions associated with these concerns can be addressed without prohibiting the use of the cloud. Some of the key concerns include data privacy, national security, economic impact, and supervision by

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Mobile money APIs – Towards seamless integrations

GSMA

GSMA’s new Mobile Money API Industry Report shares how mobile money providers are moving towards seamless integrations. The report is based on survey responses from mobile money providers globally. A key finding is that despite the growing ecosystem, only 32% of operators surveyed are exposing their APIs publicly and most providers have adopted a proprietary

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The state of the Mobile Money industry in 2017

GSMA

This guest blog was written by Francesco Pasti, Senior Manager of Mobile Money Services at GSMA. Numerous new trends emerged in mobile money throughout 2017 – from the accelerated growth of bank-to-mobile interoperability, to the emergence of South Asia as the fastest growing region, and a raft of innovations designed to reach the most underserved. The

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