Non-bank-bank partnerships: Break-ups, new dates on the cards?
Until this month RBI maintained the view that only licensed commercial banks can offer cash-out services. As a result, a number of banks and non-banks formed partnerships. In fact, the RBI’s view hasn’t changed. The RBI has simply decided to regulate non-banks offering business correspondent services too, as differentiated, Payments Banks (PB). Business correspondents (BC) were the […]
New sales and distribution models in Mobile Financial Services
The primary hypothesis of this paper is that, despite the promise of increased reach and efficiency gains, these new approaches are fraught with challenges. High-touch engagement at the point of sale is often still necessary, especially for low-income clients.