Agent Banking & Digital Financial Services Conference

2017 Theme: “Enabling Economic Innovations through Financial Inclusion”.

The digital economy is continually evolving. Transforming the many facets of business interactions, transactions and also enabling economic innovations. It comes with risks as well as opportunities. Unauthorized access and use of corporate and personal information are two of the most significant risks of this new economic model.

As Agent Banking takes shape it is quickly becoming recognized as a viable strategy in many countries for extending formal financial services into poor and rural areas. In recent years, Agent Banking has been adopted and implemented with varying degrees of success by a number of developing countries, particularly in Latin America and Sub Saharan Africa. Ultimately contributing to the extent to which Agent Banking is actually bridging the financial inclusion gap.

In the context of the new post-2015 United Nations global development agenda on Sustainable Development, the Digital Financial Services (DFS) can result not only in greater efficiency, significant cost savings and enhanced transparency, but also help free domestic resources to be utilized for priority investments. Moving from a cash-based economy to one where digital payments are widespread has many potential benefits for governments, companies and the development community.   Digital payments enhance security and reduce the incidence of crime. DFS also increases transparency and thus reduces the temptation and the likelihood of corruption. Shifting to digital payments also provides an important first entry point into the formal financial system, a pathway to a savings account, insurance policy and even a loan.

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Conference Speakers

is presently the General Manager for EcoCash, Econet Wireless Mobile Money Business Unit. She has 10 years’ experience in technology and financial services: spanning across investment banking, retail banking, mobile telephony and financial services solution across Europe, US, ME & Africa with top tier global investment banks,......

is currently the Head of Electronic Banking and Card Services at CBZ BANK, Zimbabwe. He is responsible for all digital channels as well as agency banking. Saul is a certified E-Banking Specialist and a career banker having spent 24 years in the Retail Banking sector.......

is a Chartered Accountant who holds a BCompt from UNISA. She successfully pioneered the set up the accounting and MIS systems for various Mobile Money Services in Zimbabwe. TeleCash. Is currently the Mobile Financial Services Head responsible for TeleCash. She was part of the core......

is currently Head: Strategy Marketing and Business Development at Agribank. Prior to this appointment, He was Head of Economics and Strategy, ZB Bank. He has experience spanning over 24 years in economic research, Monetary Analysis and Macroeconomic Modeling. Joe graduated with the Bsc Honours in......

The Head of Products at Africom. He is a National University of Science and Technology trained Electronic Engineer and currently studying towards an MBA with the University of South Wales. He’s gained experience in the energy, telecoms industry and recently involved in fintech. Leroy has......

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