Blogs

Results 61 - 70 of 110
Blogs
November 2016

The use of borrowed airtime with interest in Kenya

Background The telecom sector in Kenya has experienced phenomenal growth over the past decade. Mobile phone penetration has topped 90%[1], with 78% of Kenyan adults now owning a working mobile phone[2]. With service providers fronting various value-added services, the outlook is positive. Further, promotions offered by mobile operators help consumers to continue to enjoy their […]

Blogs
August 2016

From observations to opportunities: How the voice of the customer can guide innovation

To increase access to finance in the agricultural sector, various players have implemented initiatives to help smallholder farmers and pastoralists to access financial solutions. The many initiatives over time have had varying degrees of success. One of the key barriers to successful agriculture financing is information asymmetry. In an effort to bridge the information gap, […]

Blogs
August 2016

Is there anything financial service providers can learn from mobile gambling?

Mobile gambling is by no means a financial service; but gambling apps have certain aspects that are familiar to those who have used financial services. They are accessible on the phone, involve managing money, and invoke comparable mental calculations of risk and reward. Mobile gambling companies are using product features and service design, particularly communications […]