Eko is a Business Correspondent (India’s term for banking agent) serving the State Bank of India (SBI), ICICI Bank and Yes Bank.Eko is effectively running multiple agent networks in tandem and therefore providing a third-party specialist model for banks.
United Commercial Bank Limited (Model 3: Piece together with smaller master agents)
United Commercial Bank Limited (UCB) is reported to have 149 branches and 101 ATMs in Bangladesh. UCB originally wanted to build its own agent network so it could maintain a high level of control over its agents, ensuring both compliance with Bangladesh Bank regulations, and a high level of service for customers.
MovilRed/Tranza in Colombia (Model 7: use shared agent network)
All banks offer Tranza a line of credit to finance the float account that Tranza must maintain with them. As the bank agency business has grown, Tranza now finds itself occasionally hitting the overall credit ceiling that a bank´s risk department sets for individual borrowers. From the beginning it sought to become a multi-bank network, and refused to grant exclusivity to any bank.