The Role of Mobile Operators in Expanding Access to Finance
University of Oxford; Tufts University
World Bank - Consultative Group to Assist the Poor (CGAP)
May 1, 2009
CGAP Brief, May 2009
Mobile phones may have a huge role to play in expanding access to finance. But does the company that operates the mobile network need to actually provide financial services? Or should others offer financial services, with the mobile operator merely providing the underlying wireless connectivity? The fact that mobile phones can be used as transactional devices doesn’t necessarily mean that the mobile operator needs to "own" the financial service.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 4
Keywords: Mobile Operators, Access to Finance, Microfinance, Branchless BankingAccepted Paper Series
Date posted: August 9, 2010 ; Last revised: August 10, 2014
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