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Breaking Banks Fintech

Breaking Banks Fintech

Thursday at 12 Noon Pacific

December 19th 2013:Where the mobile bank account was born

Banking in Africa has become a prime example of necessity breeding ingenuity. When the global financial crisis hit in 2008, Africa's regional banks turned their focus closer to home and embraced technology as a means to reach the hugely diverse unbanked populations of the region. With a virtually untapped market, relatively unburdened by out-of-date computing infrastructures, and embracing the expansion of financial technologies, Africa's regional banks are often on the cutting edge of making banking "something you do, not somewhere you go.". Today, Brett speaks with two of the major play

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John Owens

Listed in the Top 20 Twitter Influencers and #1 in South East Asia for Mobile Money, Mobile Banking, Mobile Payments & Mobile Commerce industries by Obopay. An attorney, consultant, board member, & advisor with more than 25 years of experience in inclusive financial services with a focus on mobile money, mobile banking, microfinance & SME development. He has worked in Asia, Africa, the Middle East, Latin America and the Caribbean. His areas of expertise include international project management, planning, designing, & implementation of inclusive financial services (credit & savings products, micro payments, mobile payments, mobile banking, & microinsurance) both on the policy side and directl
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Zwelibanzi Manyathi

CE of Personal and Business Banking for Standard Bank
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https://www.voiceamerica.com/show/2193/breaking-banks-fintech 19/10/2017 12:00 19/10/2017 01:00 Breaking Banks Fintech https://www.voiceamerica.com/show/2193/breaking-banks-fintech Banking in Africa has become a prime example of necessity breeding ingenuity. When the global financial crisis hit in 2008, Africa's regional banks turned their focus closer to home and embraced technology as a means to reach the hugely diverse unbanked populations of the region. With a virtually untapped market, relatively unburdened by out-of-date computing infrastructures, and embracing the expansion of financial technologies, Africa's regional banks are often on the cutting edge of making banking "something you do, not somewhere you go.". Today, Brett speaks with two of the major players in Africa's regional banks- John Owens, Director at Chemonics International and a Senior Policy Advisor at the Alliance for Financial Inclusion and Zwelibanzi Manyathi, CE of Personal and Business Banking for Standard Bank, as they discuss how they are embracing technology and beginning to eliminate banking deserts. VoiceAmerica | Talk Radio | Online Talk Radio studio@voiceamerica.com false DD/MM/YYYY Add to Calendar
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