COLUMBUS, Ga. & DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - Monday, April 8th 2013 [BUSINESS WIRE/ ME NewsWire]
TSYS (NYSE: TSS) today announced the publication of a white paper titled "Branchless Banking,” which focuses on the challenges, findings and recommended direction that branchless banking should take in order to build on the financial inclusion opportunities arising in the Middle East, Africa and Pakistan regions.
The paper presents in-depth research and conclusions from two key markets that have implemented branchless banking models. It discusses the benefits for its major stakeholders and the emerging branchless banking relationship models, primarily between telecommunication companies and financial institutions.
Although each regional market is evolving differently, the paper summarizes the underlying issues at interest for the industry. It draws from the most successful elements of existing models to outline best strategies going forward.
"Branchless banking uniquely and powerfully extends financial services to a wide spectrum of the financially excluded, yet also enables a new level of convenience for the banked. The potential for the branchless banking model, if properly executed, can be a key enabler for increasing financial inclusion and improving economic mobility across all market segments,” said Malek Mroueh, senior director, Regional Business Development for the Middle East, Africa and Pakistan regions, TSYS International.
The "Branchless Banking” white paper is available for download at: www.tsys.com/branchlessbankingwhitepaper.
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