The FII Digest of Financial Inclusion News



Agent Network Accelerator Survey – Bangladesh Country Report 2014.

- The Helix Institute: Nov. 11, 2014

Most Mobile Payment Agents Profitable: Study.

- The Daily Star: Nov. 11, 2014

Bangladesh Bank Makes Financial Inclusion for Street Kids Child’s Play.

- The Guardian: Nov. 12, 2014

Bangladesh Pioneering Unique Models & Innovations for Agent Networks.

- Mobile Money Asia: Nov. 16, 2014



Reaching Half of the Market: Women and Mobile Money - the Example of Beam in India.

- GSMA: Oct. 27, 2014

Revised Regulatory Framework for NBFC.

- Reserve Bank of India: Nov. 10, 2014

NBFCs say RBI’s New Rules will Work Against Financial Inclusion, Drive Towards Unscrupulous Moneylenders.

- The Economic Times: Nov. 26, 2014



Bank Indonesia Advances Public and MSME Access to Shari’a Financial Service Facility.

- Bank Indonesia: Nov. 7, 2014

Analysis: How non-Cash Govt Support Programs Benefit RI Financial Inclusion.

- The Jakarta Post: Nov. 12, 2014

Indonesia Revises Islamic Banking Rules as Industry Growth Slides.

- Reuters: Nov. 20, 2014



Digital Channels Can Lead to Enhanced Financial Inclusion.

- Daily Times: Nov. 18, 2014

EasyPaisa Pakistan: A 5-Year Journey from OTC to Digital Money.

- Shift Thought: Nov. 24, 2014

State Bank Quells Rumors, Banking System of Pakistan is Stable.

- Business Recorder: Nov. 24, 2014



Benefits and Costs of Mobile in Myanmar.

- LIRNE Asia: Nov. 24, 2014

Stay Tuned for Mobile Banking Services from Yoma and Telenor, say CEOs.

- Myanmar Times: Nov. 24, 2014

Mobile Money in Nepal - A Private Sector Leader Explains Potential and Impact

- USAID: Dec. 4, 2014



New Kenyan ‘Thin SIMs’ Poised to Transform African Mobile Money.

- VOA: Oct. 30, 2014

Kenya Post Expands Banking Services.

- Post & Parcel: Nov. 18, 2014

Safaricom Launches M-Ledger Service.

- IT Web Africa: Nov. 19, 2014

What is Behind Kenya’s Financial Revolution?

- IT Web Africa: Nov. 24, 2014



Moghalu Exits Central Bank of Nigeria.

- This Day Live: Nov. 8, 2014

CBN’s Baseline Survey on Nigeria’s Financial Literacy, Inclusion Out Q1 2015.

- Business Day: Nov. 14, 2014

Access Bank, Airtel Collaborate on Financial Inclusion.

- Nigerian Tribune: Nov. 20, 2014

NIMC to Harness Technology and Data Gathering for Financial Inclusion.

- Business Day: Nov. 23, 2014

FG Committed to Job Creation, Financial Inclusion for Women, Says CBN Governor.

- Business Day: Nov. 24, 2014



Trade Union Unveils Mobile Money Transfer Platform.

- IT News Africa: Nov. 6, 2014

Mahindra Comviva Links Two Tanzanian MNOs through Mobile Money.

- Mobile Payments Today: Nov. 12, 2014

Tanzania Bank to Reduce Banking Costs with Use of National ID Cards.

- Tanzania Invest: Nov. 15, 2014

BoT: Expanding Financial Services to Fight Poverty.

- The Citizen: Nov. 21, 2014



Centili Now Offers MTN Mobile Money Service in Uganda.

- Centili: Nov. 5 2014

BoU Mulls Agency Banking as it Moves Services Closer to Public.

- Daily Monitor: Nov. 26, 2014

Uganda too Small for Seven Mobile Firms: Airtel.

- The Economic Times: Nov. 26, 2014



Banks Urged to Align Products with Clientele Needs.

- The New Times: Oct. 30, 2014

MTN Rwanda Ties Up with More Banks on Access to Mobile Money.

- Telecompaper: Nov. 9, 2014

Soros Economic Development Fund Invests in GN Bank to Promote Financial Inclusion for Ghana’s Unbanked.

- Open Society Foundations: Nov. 10, 2014