Lending to cash-in cash-out (CICO) agents: An untapped frontier in micro-enterprise lending
Lending to cash-in cash-out (CICO) agents in developing countries remains a vastly underserved market despite its investment potential. This report focuses on the agent lending landscape in nine diverse low- and middle-income (LMIC) countries that represent mature and evolving markets to provide insights into the larger global opportunity.
In our latest podcast, Edward Obiko, Senior Manager, MSC, discusses with Anup Singh, MSC Africa Regional Director, and Richard Jabel, CEO of the Agent Banking Company, the vast opportunity to lend to cash-in cash-out (CICO) agents.
Liquidity support for G2P agents in Indonesia during the COVID-19 pandemic
Effective liquidity management is critical for the delivery of G2P programs, particularly in times of emergency when beneficiaries are most vulnerable. Cash-in/cash-out (CICO) agents in Indonesia receive little or no support to manage liquidity and most of them still have to travel to the nearest bank branch