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Burger King puts mobile payments in the fast lane • NFC World+

Burger King puts mobile payments in the fast lane • NFC World+ | Financial Inclusion | Scoop.it
Burger King tests mobile payments service in Germany that allows customers to place and pay for orders then use fast lanes at restaurants to collect orders
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Helping the Poor in Education: The Power of a Simple Nudge

Helping the Poor in Education: The Power of a Simple Nudge | Financial Inclusion | Scoop.it
Researchers have found that something as small as text message reminders can help children born into poor families close the gap with richer students.

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The Politics of Economic Stupidity

The Politics of Economic Stupidity | Financial Inclusion | Scoop.it
In 2014, the world economy remained stuck in the same rut that it has been in since emerging from the 2008 global financial crisis. But we know how to escape our current malaise, which suggests that the big problem facing the world in 2015 is political, not economic.

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Egypt’s cybersecurity council prompts privacy concerns

Egypt’s cybersecurity council prompts privacy concerns | Financial Inclusion | Scoop.it
Egypt has launched a new cybersecurity division to protect its ministries and institutions from cyberattacks, but some political groups and activists are concerned it might also be used to curtail speech and monitor their online activities.

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The mobile phone-powered lifeline for farmers in Ghana

The mobile phone-powered lifeline for farmers in Ghana | Financial Inclusion | Scoop.it
One of the finalists in Unilever’s Sustainable Living Young Entrepreneurs Awards, Alloysius Attah talks about Farmerline, which provides technical advice to Ghanaian farmers

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How Cell Phones Are Revolutionizing Access to Financial Services

How Cell Phones Are Revolutionizing Access to Financial Services | Financial Inclusion | Scoop.it
Across the Global North, online banking solidifies its dominance and apps like Venmo simplify mobile payments. In the Global South, people with little money to their name struggle to open bank accounts, get loans, and make payments....
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Socializing with a virtual wallet

Socializing with a virtual wallet | Financial Inclusion | Scoop.it
Mobile wallets are useful if the transaction involves small amounts (A mobile wallet service that offers to transfer money to anyone through social media platforms.
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GSMA MMU Infographic: The Kenyan Journey to Digital Financial Inclusion

GSMA MMU Infographic: The Kenyan Journey to Digital Financial Inclusion | Financial Inclusion | Scoop.it
This infographic highlights The Kenyan Journey to Digital Financial Inclusion, covering Outreach, Policy and Market Development activities in Kenya from 2005 to mid-2014.
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Mobile wallets – still waiting for the breakthrough moment - Mobile World Live

Mobile wallets – still waiting for the breakthrough moment - Mobile World Live | Financial Inclusion | Scoop.it
Mobile wallets – still waiting for the breakthrough moment
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For years now, the promise of a so-called 'mobile wallet' has been talked about but has not yet become a reality.
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Vodafone M-Pesa ties up with railways arm for ticket booking - Economic Times

Vodafone M-Pesa ties up with railways arm for ticket booking - Economic Times | Financial Inclusion | Scoop.it
Economic Times Vodafone M-Pesa ties up with railways arm for ticket booking Economic Times "This partnership will help open up and extend the convenience and efficiency of e-commerce and online services to those unbanked millions who use cash and...
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The focus on first US Ebola case shows how cheaply we value African lives | Owen Jones

The focus on first US Ebola case shows how cheaply we value African lives | Owen Jones | Financial Inclusion | Scoop.it
The sad reality is that African victims continue to suffer an excruciating death, while westerners are flown out, treated and become near-celebritiesThe life of a westerner is judged to be of greater worth than that of a black African and by a...
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Building digital payments in the developing world

Building digital payments in the developing world | Financial Inclusion | Scoop.it
Digital payments offer a huge opportunity to the developing world.
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Ebola infecting five new people every hour in Sierra Leone, figures show

Ebola infecting five new people every hour in Sierra Leone, figures show | Financial Inclusion | Scoop.it
Save the Children warns that terrifying rate of spread will overwhelm countrys fragile health systemEbola is spreading at the rate of five new cases an hour in Sierra Leone, according to figures released as world leaders and experts on disease...
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3 ways payment technology is boosting financial inclusion | PaymentEye

3 ways payment technology is boosting financial inclusion | PaymentEye | Financial Inclusion | Scoop.it
This week’s Finovate Europe was a launching pad for some of the most exciting fintech trends on the horizon, but how will they impact on groups that have typically been shut out? To find out, we head to Harnessing Innovation for Financial Inclusion, run by the World Bank.
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Etisalat Nigeria and FirstBank partner for Firstmonie solution | Mobile Payments Insider

Etisalat Nigeria and FirstBank partner for Firstmonie solution | Mobile Payments Insider | Financial Inclusion | Scoop.it
Etisalat Nigeria and FirstBank have teamed up to provide mobile payments service Firstmonie on the Etisalat Easywallet SIM application solution.
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How the Spread of Smartphones will Open up New Ways of Improving Financial Inclusion

How the Spread of Smartphones will Open up New Ways of Improving Financial Inclusion | Financial Inclusion | Scoop.it
It’s easy to imagine a future in a decade or less when most people will have a smartphone.

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Will Uber's Foray Into More African Cities Succeed?

Will Uber's Foray Into More African Cities Succeed? | Financial Inclusion | Scoop.it
Considered one of the fastest growing companies globally, Uber has in recent months come into serious head wind with regulators across the world

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Russia Cuts Off Ukraine Gas Supply To 6 European Countries

Russia Cuts Off Ukraine Gas Supply To 6 European Countries | Financial Inclusion | Scoop.it
Vladimir Putin ordered the Russian state energy giant Gazprom to cut supplies to and through Ukraine amid accusations, according to The Daily Mail, that its neighbor has been siphoning off and stealing Russian gas.

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Safaricom set to double down on mobile money

Safaricom set to double down on mobile money | Financial Inclusion | Scoop.it
Safaricom is set to increase by twofold the capacity on its M-Pesa mobile money service, according to an interview with CEO Bob Collymore by IT Web Africa.
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New infographic: Mobile money and the digitisation of Kenya’s retail payments systems

New infographic: Mobile money and the digitisation of Kenya’s retail payments systems | Financial Inclusion | Scoop.it
Today, GSMA has released a new infographic on how mobile money has contributed to the digitisation of Kenya’s retail payments systems, fostering financial inclusion and the growth of the mobile ecosystem in the country.
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Fostering Financial Inclusion with Mobile Banking - African Development Bank

Fostering Financial Inclusion with Mobile Banking - African Development Bank | Financial Inclusion | Scoop.it
The annual growth rates of mobile phone penetration in the developing world have ranged between 30% and 50% or higher, and penetration has been... (Ingenious #fintech solutions for Africa's unbanked.
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International Remittances and Financial Inclusion in Sub-Saharan Africa

International Remittances and Financial Inclusion in Sub-Saharan Africa | Financial Inclusion | Scoop.it
...coordinates financial sector development efforts in Africa. It gathers resources on topics like access to finance, remittances, and financial infrastructure.
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Ebola-stricken Liberia is descending into economic hell

Ebola-stricken Liberia is descending into economic hell | Financial Inclusion | Scoop.it
Worse-case scenarios are no longer scenarios. They are real. (#Ebola wreaking economic havoc in #Liberia.
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The Technology to Advance Equal Financial Opportunity - The MasterCard Center for Inclusive Growth

The Technology to Advance Equal Financial Opportunity - The MasterCard Center for Inclusive Growth | Financial Inclusion | Scoop.it
Electronic payment technology can deliver the ability to overcome existing barriers to traditional banking and directly provide individuals with the advantages of greater financial inclusion and strength.
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'Africa's arms dump': following the trail of bullets in the Sudans

'Africa's arms dump': following the trail of bullets in the Sudans | Financial Inclusion | Scoop.it
Sudan and South Sudan are among the most heavily armed countries in the world. The Niles investigates how this came about and the consequences of spiraling bloodshed
Sudan was awash with arms long before the country split in two.
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