The growth in cellphone ownership raises the potential for mobile money to reach unbanked people, giving them with a more affordable payments system
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Over six million transactions are carried out over the service daily
The numbers don’t lie: mobile payment volumes across Africa are growing. So what does the future hold for this emerging system?
Big telcos argue they have invested substantially in their product, but should this be at the expense of competition?
The growth is due to the distribution of secure Mastercard and Visa debit cards.