Monthly Archives: October 2016

Mobile Money on the rise in Africa as millions get phones


Millions of African depend on mobile money for daily activities like paying utility bills to special circumstances like helping a friend in distress. But the multibillion-dollar mobile money industry is increasingly going global, making it possible for mobile customers to send money across borders instantly. This year, mobile money services have become international. In January, […]

Digital Finance and Emerging Economies


In a commentary for Fortune, James Manyika of McKinsey and Rodger Voorhies of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation advocate for greater investment in digital finance – the technology that enables a mobile phone to become a “wallet” – as a way to promote financial inclusion. Youtap’s services enable mobile money transactions in these markets. […]