Q&A with Mojaloop Foundation Chairman Kosta Peric, deputy director of the Financial Services for the Poor program at Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. See the article here.
Great article written by Jayadevan PK and Shadma Shaikh for the Factor Daily, looking at the explosive growth of Wechat and Alipay in China.
The companies behind these services are now looking to Africa for expansion, and the article looks at various scenarios on how digital financial services could play out across Africa.
Published on CNBC Africa, 20 Jul 2018
Several regions across Africa are zeroing in on what promises to be a new frontier in the fast-growing digital economy: mobile money interoperability. That means anyone in an interoperable region with a mobile money account can transact with anyone else who has an account, whether they use the same service provider or not. And when that happens, mobile money instantly becomes more useful to more people, enabling them to more easily save, borrow, and transact with all the people and institutions they need to connect with, instead of just those on their same network. When connected with banks, mobile money becomes even more valuable as people have a safe, secure place to store their assets.
Read the rest here – CNCB Africa
Earlier this year, I spoke to three different audiences of financial services and fintech innovators at three different conferences in Europe. I posed the same question to each one:
What do flip-flops have to do with bank accounts?
Read the rest on LinkedIn