Category Archives: Banking

India shakes up financial sector by issuing new payments bank licences

India shakes up financial sector with payments bank licences – FT.com. Way to go, India! Advertisements

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Financial inclusion also an issue in Canada

Accessible banking services are key to reducing poverty – The Globe and Mail. Contrary to common belief, financial inclusion policies are also needed in industrialize countries. Here some arguments.

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PayPal Expands Its Working Capital Service To UK, Switches From Loans To Cash Advances

PayPal Expands Its Working Capital Service To UK, Switches From Loans To Cash Advances | TechCrunch. This is an interesting example on how simple payment providers can expand into loaning and other financial services leveraging the truck loads of information … Continue reading

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The Payments’ Networks Next Real Threat

The Payments’ Networks Next Real Threat | PYMNTS.com. Yes, the launch of Paym in the UK has attracted a lot of attention in the US, inspired by the simplicity of enabling P2P to individuals based on their mobile phones. There … Continue reading

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Push for faster payments in the US gaining momentum

How Big Banks Killed a Plan to Speed Up Money Transfers – American Banker Article.

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The Real Reason the Poor Go Without Bank Accounts

The Real Reason the Poor Go Without Bank Accounts – Lisa J. Servon – The Atlantic Cities. Fantastic insight as to some of the drivers for pay day loans and cheque cashing business models in the US. Regulators need to … Continue reading

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The Unintended Consequences of Mobile Money

Kenyans Find the Unintended Consequences of Mobile Money – Businessweek. Great article about the cultural and social barriers to the development of mobile payments and banking.

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