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Beyond On-Ramps and Uptake: Exploring Surprising Benefits of Mobile Money

> Posted by V. McIntyre, Freelance Writer for the Harvard Kennedy School

The Financial Inclusion 2020 campaign at the Center for Financial Inclusion at Accion is building a movement toward full financial inclusion by 2020. 796 more words

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Facebook to Provide Remittances? The News and the Bigger Picture

> Posted by Jeffrey Riecke, Communications Associate, CFI

A few days ago news broke that Facebook, the social media giant with over a billion users worldwide, is making preparations to begin offering international money transfer services. 706 more words

Center For Financial Inclusion

M-Pesa Expands to Europe with Service Launch in Romania

> Posted by Jeffrey Riecke, Communications Associate, CFI

M-Pesa, the mobile money service success story that began in Kenya in 2007 is continuing its march, this time… 608 more words

Center For Financial Inclusion

Microfinance Does Health Care

> Posted by Elisabeth Rhyne, Managing Director, CFI

I was recently asked to give a talk at the University of Pennsylvania’s 8th (!) annual Microfinance Conference… 783 more words

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Mobile Money’s Newest Outpost

> Posted by Allison Ehrich Bernstein, Executive Communications Specialist, Accion

Quick: Pretend you’re a telecommunications operator in Africa. Which country would you choose for the launch of a new mobile money network? 574 more words

Center For Financial Inclusion

New Video Highlights Regulatory Challenges and Opportunities for Financial Inclusion

> Posted by Jeffrey Riecke, Communications Associate, CFI

How can governments best regulate to advance financial inclusion? Effective regulation is often brought up when discussing essential components for expanding banking services. 240 more words

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Helping Consumers Understand Their Digital Data: Initial Experiences from Tanzania

> Posted by Rafe Mazer, Financial Sector Specialist, Government & Policy, CGAP

World Consumer Rights Day is March 15. To celebrate, this week we’ll be sharing posts that explore the importance of client protection and initiatives that strengthen responsible practices in providing financial services. 1,000 more words

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