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Mobile Financial Services—A Technology Primer and Implications for Financial Inclusion

> Posted by Elisabeth Rhyne, Managing Director, CFI

What a marvel it is that a couple living in a remote region of the world, despite limited education and financial means, could use their cell phones to receive money from their children in the capital city! 559 more words

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Microfinance Is Dead; Long Live Microfinance!

> Posted by Paul DiLeo, Todd A. Watkins, and Anna Kanze

Most foundations and development finance institutions have moved on from microfinance, in search of the leading edge of innovation and impact. 1,072 more words

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Alternative Delivery Channels: Not All Are Created Equal

> Posted by Antoine Navarro, Blaine Stephens and Nikhil Gehani, MIX

Enabled by technology and fueled by the desire to improve business outcomes, over 60 percent of financial service providers (FSPs) are serving clients through ATMs, mobile money, agent networks, and other channels outside of branches, according to a recent global survey by MIX. 698 more words

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What Happens if the Blockchain Breaks?

> Posted by Tess Johnson, Project Associate, CFI

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When you receive a chain letter, it usually promises that you will receive great rewards, but only if you don’t break the chain. 1,149 more words

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Simple: Can I Have My Money Back, Please?

> Posted by Ignacio Mas

All languages have a set of untranslatable words, single terms which capture feelings and experiences that in other languages take many words to convey. 905 more words

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‘Buyer Beware’ Is Insufficient Fraud Protection

> Posted by Jami Solli, Independent Consultant and Founder of the Global Alliance for Legal Aid

Happy World Consumer Rights Day (WCRD)! Every year on March 15 WCRD serves as an opportunity to promote the basic rights of all consumers and as a chance to protest against the market abuses and social injustices which undermine those rights. 995 more words

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Nokia’s Got a Smart Idea: A “Dumb” Phone

> Posted by Sonja Kelly, Director of Research, CFI

One of the most surprising unveilings at the recent  Mobile World Congress was the Nokia 3310… 651 more words

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