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16 septembre 2009

Kenya to Introduce Banking Laws to Raise Access

Kenya aims to introduce laws to govern “branchless banking” and help bring mobile financial services to the majority of the country’s people who don’t have the formal means to borrow or save, Finance Minister Uhuru Kenyatta said. Kenya’s poorest people remain “unbanked” because they mainly live in remote areas and lack transport to travel long distances to the nearest bank branch, Stephen Nduati, head of the Central Bank of Kenya’s National Payments System, said in an interview today. Proposed changes to the Banking Act,... [Lire la suite]
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16 septembre 2009

Walmart Expands Bill-Paying For 'Unbanked

Wal-Mart Stores says it will allow customers without checking accounts to pay all their bills at Walmart stores, potentially saving them hundreds in fees each year. Wal-Mart, which has been increasingly targeting the low-income demographic with financial services, says shoppers can pay for utility, landline phone, cable/satellite, credit card bills, auto and wireless phone bills at Walmart MoneyCenters and customer service desks. The Bentonville, Ark.-based retailer, which has been rebuffed in the past in its efforts to go into... [Lire la suite]
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