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    Blog post | 11 April 2016 | Moses Ochieng

The New Money Lenders of Nairobi

SSA | Branchless banking | Digital finance services | Financial Inclusion

Lending and borrowing is as old as money itself. Over the centuries there have been many different forms of money lending, and so it is no surprise that new forms evolve continuously. Today, Nairobi, too, welcomes a new form of money lending. Not so long ago, there were...

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    Blog post | 23 July 2015 | Moses Ochieng

Why Obama will need M-Pesa for his visit to Kenya

Kenya | Branchless banking | Digital finance services | Payments

Tomorrow, President Obama will come home to Kenya. He is likely to get calls from relatives asking for him to ‘chip in’. He will be expecting them. These types of calls are not uncommon in Kenya. Only the other day, I got a text message while I was a work: “Uncle...

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    Document | July 2015 | Ernst and Young (EY)

Transforming Banking for the Next Generation

SSA | Branchless banking | Digital finance services | Financial Inclusion

This is the global banking outlook by EY for the year 2015. It provides a detailed global banking outlook  by analysing the trends of banks for tomorrow and the multiple stakeholder pressures that banks face.  Furthermore, it also looks at the global mega trends that...

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    Document | February 2013 | Joanna Ledgerwood

The New Microfinance Handbook

SSA | Agriculture / rural finance | Branchless banking | Credit | Digital finance services | Financial literacy | Gender | Payments | Policy and regulation | Savings | SME finance

The New Microfinance Handbook is perhaps the best single source compendium on the fast evolving microfinance industry.

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    Document | March 2010 | Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Mobile Payments go Viral: M-PESA in Kenya

Kenya | Branchless banking | Digital finance services | Payments

The report focuses on the incredible success that M-PESA has had in Kenya over the past few years and tries to explain the importance of the product on financial inclusion.

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