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Mobile Money in Emerging Marketsis the second consecutive report from Berg Insight that gives first hand insights into the latest developments on the mobile money and remittances markets.
What role will mobile handsets play in future payment and banking systems? The number of active mobile money users in emerging markets is forecasted to grow from 61 million users in 2011 at a compound annual growth rate of 36 percent to reach 381 million users in 2017. Get up to date with the latest information about vendors, products and markets in this 160 pages report from Berg Insight.
This report will allow you to:
Profitfrom 30 new executive interviews with market leading companies.
Realizehow mobile phones are being used for C2C financial transactions within and between countries.
Learnfrom valuable insights about successful mobile money deployments.
Understandthe dynamics of existing mobile money ecosystems.
Identifythe leading mobile money platform providers in emerging markets.
Reviewvendor market shares and competitive dynamics.
Benefitfrom updated regional market forecasts lasting until 2017.
Mobile money transactions reached
US$ 44 billion in 2011
Mobile money is causing a significant transformation in how banked and previously unbanked people in emerging markets are conducting their financial activities. These services play a central role in extending the reach of formal financial services to the unbanked and financially underserved populations in emerging economies. Furthermore, the mobile phone is the first self-service banking channel for a substantial share of the already banked individuals.
In some countries mobile
money services have already
matured to the extent that significant
are emerging for companies from adjacent
industries, such as insurance
providers and merchant acquirers.
The number of registered mobile money accounts in emerging markets is forecasted to grow from 323 million in 2011 at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 25 percent to reach 1.24 billion by 2017. Approximately 225 million of the registered accounts in 2011 were in Asia-Pacific and Chinese banks alone accounted for approximately 150 million of these. Around 97 million accounts of the total have been registered through mobile-centric branchless banking initiatives such as M-PESA. The concept has thus far been most successful in
The value of airtime sent internationally has more than doubled year-on-year in the past years and is on track to double again in 2012. Berg Insight forecasts that the total value of international airtime transfers will grow from US$ 350 million in 2011 at a CAGR of 52 percent to reach US$ 4.4 billion in 2017.
How can mobile technology be leveraged to reach the unbanked population?
Which are the most important players to watch in the mobile money industry?
What strategies have been adopted by mobile money service providers?
What are the key challenges that mobile money service providers face?
Which are the leading providers of mobile money platforms? What are the business opportunities for mobile operators in international money transfer?
What is the potential market size for cross-border airtime transfers?
How are financial institutions responding to the entry of mobile network operators in the financial services industry?