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Banking for the Poor: State-of-the-Art Financial Offerings for the Developing World

The International Economy, Fall 2010

4 Pages Posted: 15 Nov 2010 Last revised: 2 Nov 2013

Ignacio Mas

Tufts University

Date Written: November 14, 2010

Abstract

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.

Keywords: access to finance, financial inclusion, mobile payments, mobile phones, branchless banking

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Mas, Ignacio, Banking for the Poor: State-of-the-Art Financial Offerings for the Developing World (November 14, 2010). The International Economy, Fall 2010. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1709164

Ignacio Mas (Contact Author)

Tufts University ( email )

Medford, MA 02155
United States

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