Articles tagged with: Rural and Mobile Banking

Monitise Gets Mobile Banking Grant to Expand in East Africa

UK based Mobile Banking provider, Monitise says that it has been awarded US$1.5 million by the Africa Enterprise Challenge Fund (AECF) to help fund the launch of its mobile banking and payments service in East Africa. more

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Nearly Half a Billion Mobile Financial Services Customers in 2013

Mobile technology market-watchers are always on the lookout for the next "killer app," and according to ABI Research, mobile financial services are very likely to become the "next big thing" that will attract many millions of consumers. more

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Orange Launches Mobile Banking in Cote D'Ivory

The Orange subsidiary network in Cote D'Ivory has launched a mobile banking service in cooperation with BNP Paribas, through its local subsidiary BICICI. more

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Mobile Banking Developer Gets Development Funding

PlaNet Finance has received a US$1.7 million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to support a Mobile Banking Project to provide microfinance clients with enhanced access to banking services. The project was co-developed with mobile operator, Orange. more

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Asian Bank to Boost Rural GSM Service in Afghanistan

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) is to provide a US$55 million loan to the Afghanistan based mobile operator, Roshan so it can extend its coverage to parts of the country that have little or no telecommunications infrastructure in place. more

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Motorola to Focus on Mid-Range Phones in India

Motorola is reversing its policy of focusing on low-cost handsets for the Indian market after it found significant demand for multimedia capable phones in rural areas. more

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Telefonica to Launch Mobile Banking Across Latin America

Telefónica says that it is to launch a new mobile banking (m-banking) initiative, targeting the 175 million people in the Latin Amercia region who have mobile phones but do not currently have banking access. more

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