Oberthur Platform Fuels Myanmar Mobile Money Launch
January, 31 2014
Myanmar - Myanmar Mobile Money and its consulting partner Mobilemate Telecommunication have launched mobile money services in Myanmar using the MoreMagic m:Wallet platform developed by France's Oberthur Technologies ...
India: Tiny Loans Are Big Business Once Again
January, 28 2014
India - The resurgent microlending sector has a new profile. With microlenders in Andhra Pradesh still wrestling with suspicious government regulators, the eastern state of West Bengal and southern state of Tamil Nadu are now the biggest microloan markets ...
Acleda to Expand in Myanmar and Laos
January, 27 2014
Cambodia - Acleda bank’s foreign operations in Laos and Myanmar performed well in 2013, and as a result, expansion plans are in the works, according to a senior executive ...
LeapFrog Invests in Ghana Pension Firm Petra Trust
January, 20 2014
Ghana - Leapfrog Investments, a specialist investor in microinsurance in Africa and Asia, has invested in one of Ghana’s largest pension-trustee companies in expectation of the market growing four-fold in the next four years ...
Ghana: BoG to Cap Microfinance Licences
January, 14 2014
Ghana - The surge in the number of microfinance companies in the country may soon be halted as the Bank of Ghana (BoG) plans to put a ceiling on the number of licences to be issued for the industry ...
India: Utkarsh - The Loan Crusader
January, 14 2014
India - With an eye on financial inclusion, Utkarsh has helped enterprises that are too big for microfinance institutions and too small for banks.
Financial Inclusion: Is The Next Big Thing One Electronic Payment Away?
January, 06 2014
Global - With world markets growing and technology and travel pulling us all closer together in an economic patchwork, too many people are sitting on the sidelines, idle. Most often, those on the sidelines are young people, women and families in extreme poverty. They are the financially excluded ...
India: Tiny Loans for Tiny Homes
January, 04 2014
India - While the housing loans don’t generate income for the borrower in the way a micro business would, they are just as crucial for low-income families seeking upward mobility. ...
10 Things You May Not Know About Postal Networks
January, 03 2014
Global - Many of us know post offices around the world as places to send mail, but we also have this impression that these are “old school” state-run institutions without much innovation. ...