Banking for the Poor: State-of-the-Art Financial Offerings for the Developing World
November 14, 2010
The International Economy, Fall 2010
This paper describes the opportunity of using mobile phones as a way to increase access to finance in developing counties. It also explains how mobile payments can trigger innovation and entrepreneurship at the base of the pyramid, and how they can serve to bring liquidity to rural communities.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 4
Keywords: access to finance, financial inclusion, mobile payments, mobile phones, branchless bankingAccepted Paper Series
Date posted: November 15, 2010 ; Last revised: July 15, 2011
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