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Chinas version of Kiva.org, and Putting the I in IT and MFIs: Highlights from the CGAP Technology Blog, July 2010

We kicked off July in China, with my interview with Wokai founder Casey Wilson: One interesting challenge that we navigate on a daily basis operating in China is the regulatory landscape. Microfinance was late to develop in China, only starting in 1994, in contrast to 1976 in Bangladesh. Regulations prohibit MFIs from accessing debt and equity [[…]]Read more: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/cgaptechnology/~3/NATj-X_HzG4/

Report: Mobile money generates 74% higher ARPU

Operators looking to increase ARPU and reduce churn during these challenging economic times would be well advised to launch mobile money services, to judge from the findings of a recent report from CGAP and the GSMA.