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Tuesday, December 13, 2011

International Mobile Banking Updates - Dec 13

Britons resistant to mobile banking
"UK consumers and businesses are ahead of the curve when it comes to adopting new technologies, according to KPMG’s latest Consumer & Convergence Report. Both online shopping and the use of social media are more widespread in Britain than in other parts of the globe. However, when it comes to mobile banking, consumers in the UK are more resistant than elsewhere."

Etisalat launches mobile banking in Afghanistan
"Etisalat Afghanistan has announced the launch of its mobile money service, dubbed mHawala. The mobile banking platform is provided by Telepin Software and includes a full range of mobile financial services. mHawala allows customers to check their balance, pay for utilities, receive their salary and transfer funds."

Mobile Banking Will Surpass 140m Users in Latin America by 2015
"Pyramid Research estimates that around 18m users in Latin America use financial services from their mobile devices and that this number may rise to more than 140m by 2015, according to Jose Magana, Senior Analyst at Pyramid Research ( www.pyr.com ) who discussed trends in mobile banking in a live webinar produced by TeleSemana ( www.telesemana.com ) recently."

Vikram Akula handpicks 40 employees of SKS Microfinance for his mobile banking venture
"Vikram Akula has handpicked about 40 employees of SKS Microfinance for his just-launched mobile banking venture in what is being seen as an example of unusual cooperation between a firm and its estranged founder.

Akula, who quit as executive chairman of SKS on November 23, selected these employees after an agreement with SKS, a senior company official said. "All the handpicked employees were relieved on December 1," he said, adding that Akula is not allowed to poach any more people."

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