New CGAP Paper: Banking through Networks of Retail Agents

18 June 2008

This Focus Note considers the issues, challenges, and opportunities of banking through networks of retail agents. It addresses the idea that, to achieve universal access, banks will need to adapt their systems to a low-value, high-volume transactional environment and to build more flexible, scalable retail networks of points at which people can conveniently pay into or cash out from their transactional accounts.

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