Over on Payments Views, Glenbrook's Carol Coye Benson blogs
about her recent experience at the annual conference of the 'Institute for Money, Technology and Financial Inclusion' at U.C. Irvine.
IMTFI is building a network of researchers, often from smaller universities in the developing countries, who are doing a wide range of projects. It won’t surprise anyone to hear that a lot of the research revolves around the use of mobile phones for financial services. Mobile wallets are, in a variety of different configurations, providing access to bank account-like features (savings, transfers) to previously unbanked people.