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Real money, new frontiers : case studies of financial innovation in Africa

Author: Mark Napier
Publisher: Claremont [South Africa] : Juta, 2010.
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"Access to financial services is recognised across the world as a powerful contributor to economic growth and poverty alleviation in developing countries. Real Money, New Frontiers is a collection of case studies of innovation in Africa's financial markets, presenting vivid testimony from across the continent of how profit-seeking organisations are experimenting with new products and models of distribution in their  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mark Napier
ISBN: 9780702177712 0702177717
OCLC Number: 615569345
Description: xxv, 292 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: 1. Mass banking. Equity Bank: Listening to customers --
Foreign banks: Do they help or hinder financial inclusion? / Karen Ellis --
Absa Flexi Banking Services: Taking banking to the people --
Randomised trials for strategic innovation in retail finance . Nathanael Goldberg, Dean Karlan and Jonathan Zinman --
Tanzania Postal Bank: Revitalising a decades-old model --
Bank Windhoek: Reaching out to Namibia's rural population. 2. SME banking. Banque Misr: Making the unbankable bankable --
Burkina Bail: Building entrepreneurship in Burkina Faso. 3. Linkage banking. Barclays Bank Ghana: Global meets local --
working with the 'susu' collectors of Ghana --
Linkage banking and insurance schemes: formal and informal providers combine to deepen the markets / Robert Stone and Abigail Carpio --
Ecobank: A regional approach to microfinance --
Al Amana: Transformation against heavy odds --
Afriland First Bank and the 'mutuelles communautaires de croissance': commercial links with the rural informal sector. 4. Remote distribution. First National Bank and ATM Solutions: Providing services to the masses --
Hollard and Pep: 'Prêt-a-porter', cash-based insurance. 5. Remittances and payments. Dahabshiil: Sending money home in a conflict area --
Features and functioning of the 'hawala' remittance system in sub-Saharan Africa / Frederick Ahwireng-Obeng and David T. Mutombo --
G2P schemes: a business opportunity for financial services at the very base of the pyramid / David Porteous. 6. Mobile phone banking. Mobile banking: living up to its promise? --
Technology trends that will drive base of the pyramid financial services: why telecoms, not banks are the key to the future / Allen L. Hammond. 7. Technology suppliers. Cointel: Enabling m-commerce --
Ferlo: A smartcard solution in Senegal. 8. Rural banking. ARB Apex Bank: Supporting rural banking services --
Mbinga Community bank: Tailor-made financial services for rural clients --
Stanbic in Africa: Broadening its reach to the unbanked. 9. Insurance. Opportunity International's Micro-Ensure: Providing a safety net for societies in need --
MLife insurance company: Tackling microinsurance --
Microcare: Insurance for the affordable access to quality healthcare in Uganda. 10. Sustaining markets. Faulu Kenya: Finding finance after grant funding --
Summit Financial Partners: A rescue remedy.
Other Titles: Case studies of financial innovation in Africa
Responsibility: edited by Mark Napier.

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