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Bitcoin versus electronic money (English)

Bitcoin has had a volatile journey since it was launched in 2009, attracting attention among conventional investors as well as the black market. ... See More +

Brief 88164 JAN 01, 2014

Rotman, Sarah Catherine Russian, Spanish Disclosed

Bitcoin versus electronic money (Russian)

Bitcoin has had a volatile journey since it was launched in 2009, attracting attention among conventional investors as well as the black market. ... See More +

Brief 88164 JAN 01, 2014

Rotman, Sarah Catherine English, Spanish Disclosed

Bitcoin versus electronic money : El bitcoin versus el dinero electronico (Spanish)

Bitcoin has had a volatile journey since it was launched in 2009, attracting attention among conventional investors as well as the black market. ... See More +

Brief 88164 JAN 01, 2014

Rotman, Sarah Catherine English, Russian Disclosed

Microfinance and mobile banking : blurring the lines? (English)

In January 2012 a new banking business was about to emerge in the Philippines. After being in the wholesale microfinance lending business for two years, BanKO (which is licensed as a savings and thrift bank) was ready to jump into retail microfinance by using the mobile phone as its main channel. ... See More +

Brief 80649 AUG 01, 2013

Hanouch, Michel; Rotman, Sarah French, Spanish Disclosed

Microfinance and mobile banking : blurring the lines? : Microfinanzas y banca móvil : ¿Desaparecen las diferencias? (Spanish)

In January 2012 a new banking business was about to emerge in the Philippines. After being in the wholesale microfinance lending business for two years, BanKO (which is licensed as a savings and thrift bank) was ready to jump into retail microfinance by using the mobile phone as its main channel. ... See More +

Brief 80649 AUG 01, 2013

Hanouch, Michel; Rotman, Sarah English, French Disclosed

Microfinance and mobile banking : blurring the lines? : Microfinance et banque mobile : vers une approche integree? (French)

In January 2012 a new banking business was about to emerge in the Philippines. After being in the wholesale microfinance lending business for two years, BanKO (which is licensed as a savings and thrift bank) was ready to jump into retail microfinance by using the mobile phone as its main channel. ... See More +

Brief 80649 AUG 01, 2013

Hanouch, Michel; Rotman, Sarah English, Spanish Disclosed

Kenya - The Jipange KuSave experiment in Kenya (English)

Two trends in financial inclusion that are widely discussed today are the development of savings products designed specifically for poor clients and the ability to deliver financial products over the mobile phone. ... See More +

Brief 75154 OCT 01, 2012

Rotman, Sarah; Ferrand, David; Rasmussen, Stephen Disclosed

Social cash transfers and financial inclusion : evidence from four countries (English)

In a number of countries, two separate, but potentially complementary policy agendas have emerged in the past five years: governments have sought to increase the use of electronic means for government payments and to promote greater financial inclusion. ... See More +

Brief 68070 FEB 01, 2012

Bold, Chris; Porteous, David; Rotman, Sarah French, Portuguese, Spanish Disclosed

Social cash transfers and financial inclusion : evidence from four countries : Transferts sociaux et inclusion financière : étude de quatre pays (French)

In a number of countries, two separate, but potentially complementary policy agendas have emerged in the past five years: governments have sought to increase the use of electronic means for government payments and to promote greater financial inclusion. ... See More +

Brief 68070 FEB 01, 2012

Bold, Chris; Porteous, David; Rotman, Sarah English, Portuguese, Spanish Disclosed

Social cash transfers and financial inclusion : evidence from four countries : Transferencias de efectivo con fines sociales e inclusión financiera : experiencias en cuatro países (Spanish)

In a number of countries, two separate, but potentially complementary policy agendas have emerged in the past five years: governments have sought to increase the use of electronic means for government payments and to promote greater financial inclusion. ... See More +

Brief 68070 FEB 01, 2012

Bold, Chris; Porteous, David; Rotman, Sarah English, French, Portuguese Disclosed

Social cash transfers and financial inclusion : evidence from four countries : Transferência social de renda e inclusão financeira : evidências de quatro países (Portuguese)

In a number of countries, two separate, but potentially complementary policy agendas have emerged in the past five years: governments have sought to increase the use of electronic means for government payments and to promote greater financial inclusion. ... See More +

Brief 68070 FEB 01, 2012

Bold, Chris; Porteous, David; Rotman, Sarah English, French, Spanish Disclosed

Microfinance and mobile banking : the story so far : Microfinanzas y banca movil : La situacion hasta el momento (Spanish)

Late one night in November 2007 Aleksandr Kalanda, chief executive officer of Opportunity Bank in Malawi, sat in his office reviewing strategic plans for 2008. ... See More +

Brief 56628 JUL 01, 2010

Kumar, Kabir; McKay, Claudia; Rotman, Sarah English, French Disclosed

Microfinance and mobile banking : the story so far : Microfinance et banque mobile : quelles experiences a ce jour ? (French)

Late one night in November 2007 Aleksandr Kalanda, chief executive officer of Opportunity Bank in Malawi, sat in his office reviewing strategic plans for 2008. ... See More +

Brief 56628 JUL 01, 2010

Kumar, Kabir; McKay, Claudia; Rotman, Sarah English, Spanish Disclosed

Microfinance and mobile banking : the story so far (English)

Late one night in November 2007 Aleksandr Kalanda, chief executive officer of Opportunity Bank in Malawi, sat in his office reviewing strategic plans for 2008. ... See More +

Brief 56628 JUL 01, 2010

Kumar, Kabir; McKay, Claudia; Rotman, Sarah French, Spanish Disclosed

Banking the poor via G2P payments (English)

Governments make regular payments to at least 170 million poor people worldwide far more than the 99 million or so who have active microloans. In this focus note, the authors look at government-to-person (G2P) payments, which include social transfers as well as wage and pension payments. ... See More +

Brief 56624 DEC 01, 2009

Pickens, Mark; Porteous, David; Rotman, Sarah Arabic Disclosed

Banking the poor via G2P payments (Arabic)

Governments make regular payments to at least 170 million poor people worldwide far more than the 99 million or so who have active microloans. In this focus note, the authors look at government-to-person (G2P) payments, which include social transfers as well as wage and pension payments. ... See More +

Brief 56624 DEC 01, 2009

Pickens, Mark; Porteous, David; Rotman, Sarah English Disclosed

Scenarios for branchless banking in 2020 (Arabic)

The growing use of branchless banking channels over the coming years is inevitable in most countries. But it's far less certain whether large numbers of the unbanked poor will use these alternative channels for financial services beyond payments, such as savings and credit. ... See More +

Brief 56623 OCT 01, 2009

Pickens, Mark; Porteous, David; Rotman, Sarah English Disclosed

Scenarios for branchless banking in 2020 (English)

The growing use of branchless banking channels over the coming years is inevitable in most countries. But it's far less certain whether large numbers of the unbanked poor will use these alternative channels for financial services beyond payments, such as savings and credit. ... See More +

Brief 56623 OCT 01, 2009

Pickens, Mark; Porteous, David; Rotman, Sarah Arabic Disclosed

Going cashless at the point of sale : hits and misses in developed countries (Chinese)

There may be factors specific to Asia at play in explaining the more positive experience in Asia customers' fascination with new technology, the importance of conveying innovation in the branding strategy of mobile operators, the low penetration of credit cards. ... See More +

Brief 47275 DEC 01, 2008

Mas, Ignacio; Rotman, Sarah English, Russian, Arabic, French Disclosed

Going cashless at the point of sale : hits and misses in developed countries : Nouveaux moyens de paiement - succes et echecs du tout electronique dans les pays developpes (French)

There may be factors specific to Asia at play in explaining the more positive experience in Asia customers' fascination with new technology, the importance of conveying innovation in the branding strategy of mobile operators, the low penetration of credit cards. ... See More +

Brief 47275 DEC 01, 2008

Mas, Ignacio; Rotman, Sarah English, Russian, Arabic, Chinese Disclosed

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Bitcoin versus electronic money (English)
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JAN 01, 2014 88164 Brief Russian, Spanish
Bitcoin versus electronic money (Russian)
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JAN 01, 2014 88164 Brief English, Spanish
Bitcoin versus electronic money : El bitcoin versus el dinero electronico (Spanish)
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JAN 01, 2014 88164 Brief English, Russian
Microfinance and mobile banking : blurring the lines? (English)
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AUG 01, 2013 80649 Brief French, Spanish
Microfinance and mobile banking : blurring the lines? : Microfinanzas y banca móvil : ¿Desaparecen las diferencias? (Spanish)
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AUG 01, 2013 80649 Brief English, French
Microfinance and mobile banking : blurring the lines? : Microfinance et banque mobile : vers une approche integree? (French)
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AUG 01, 2013 80649 Brief English, Spanish
Kenya - The Jipange KuSave experiment in Kenya (English)
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OCT 01, 2012 75154 Brief
Social cash transfers and financial inclusion : evidence from four countries (English)
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FEB 01, 2012 68070 Brief French, Portuguese, Spanish
Social cash transfers and financial inclusion : evidence from four countries : Transferts sociaux et inclusion financière : étude de quatre pays (French)
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FEB 01, 2012 68070 Brief English, Portuguese, Spanish
Social cash transfers and financial inclusion : evidence from four countries : Transferencias de efectivo con fines sociales e inclusión financiera : experiencias en cuatro países (Spanish)
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FEB 01, 2012 68070 Brief English, French, Portuguese
Social cash transfers and financial inclusion : evidence from four countries : Transferência social de renda e inclusão financeira : evidências de quatro países (Portuguese)
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FEB 01, 2012 68070 Brief English, French, Spanish
Microfinance and mobile banking : the story so far : Microfinanzas y banca movil : La situacion hasta el momento (Spanish)
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JUL 01, 2010 56628 Brief English, French
Microfinance and mobile banking : the story so far : Microfinance et banque mobile : quelles experiences a ce jour ? (French)
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JUL 01, 2010 56628 Brief English, Spanish
Microfinance and mobile banking : the story so far (English)
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JUL 01, 2010 56628 Brief French, Spanish
Banking the poor via G2P payments (English)
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DEC 01, 2009 56624 Brief Arabic
Banking the poor via G2P payments (Arabic)
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DEC 01, 2009 56624 Brief English
Scenarios for branchless banking in 2020 (Arabic)
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OCT 01, 2009 56623 Brief English
Scenarios for branchless banking in 2020 (English)
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OCT 01, 2009 56623 Brief Arabic
Going cashless at the point of sale : hits and misses in developed countries (Chinese)
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DEC 01, 2008 47275 Brief English, Russian, Arabic, French
Going cashless at the point of sale : hits and misses in developed countries : Nouveaux moyens de paiement - succes et echecs du tout electronique dans les pays developpes (French)
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DEC 01, 2008 47275 Brief English, Russian, Arabic, Chinese