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IFC mobile money scoping country report : Afghanistan (Inglês)

The foundation for a broad push in mobile payments and banking is still under development. Regulations are supportive and clear enough that all four mobile operators have launched or are planning to launch mobile money services, yet questions still remain how parallel e-money transfer and electronic payment guidelines will be normalized and how e-money will be integrated with the conventional financial network and accounts. Aiding efforts to coordinate the sector are the association of mobile money operators which in part seeks an interoperable mobile money ecosystem, and the Afghan payment system plans to introduce an interoperable payment switch to include bank and non-bank mobile and card payment and banking initiatives. Key remaining areas in need of development are implementation of planned shared switch infrastructure, expansion of money agents, and more explicit linkages between bank accounts and mobile money accounts. Trust among the populous that has been shaken by an unstable banking sector, requires strengthening through an aggressive outreach campaign.

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  • Autor

    Biallas,Margarete O., M. El Sayed,Cherine M. Samir, Stefanski,Scott Edward

  • Data do documento

    2013/09/01

  • TIpo de documento

    Documento de Trabalho

  • No. do relatório

    94998

  • Nº do volume

    1

  • Total Volume(s)

    1

  • País

    Afeganistão,

  • Região

    Sul da Ásia,

  • Data de divulgação

    2015/03/18

  • Disclosure Status

    Disclosed

  • Nome do documento

    IFC mobile money scoping country report : Afghanistan

  • Palavras-chave

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