PEP Intermedius is a network of cash merchants that serves as the bridge for unbanked customers and the financial system.

MEDIA AND PUBLICATIONS

A (select) list of recent publications in the international press on mobile banking and PEP Intermedius.

PRESS

‘Kenia plukt vruchten van Silicon Savanna’ (Kenya reaps the benefits of Silicon Savanna)
Financieele Dagblad, November 5th, 2011

Three related articles in the Netherlands’ leading financial newspaper on the value of mobile banking and the role of PEP Intermedius.


‘Kenia koploper in betalen per sms’ (Kenya leads in payments via sms)
De Volkskrant, October 7th, 2011

Background article in prominent Dutch newspaper about Kenya leading the way in mobile banking and the role of PEP Intermedius in that process.


Telkom in e-money deal with Nakumatt
Business Daily, December 20th, 2011

Telkom Kenya enters exclusive deal with Nakumatt Supermarkets to sell Orange Money.


MDG 8: M-Pesa mobile banking
Guy Kirkpatrick, The Global Poverty Project, September 20th, 2010

An Australian project dedicated to the struggle against poverty, the MDGs and the role of mobile banking in achieving MDG 8. Guy Kirkpatrick’s blog and video on the importance of mobile banking.


Out of thin air, The behind-the-scenes logistics of Kenya’s mobile-money miracle
The Economist, June 10th, 2010

Based on the academic paper Bridges to Cash: The Retail End of M-PESA, English weekly magazine The Economist wrote an in-depth article in which PEP Intermedius was mentioned.


PUBLICATIONS

The Mobile Money Chronicles

In November 2011 Vidya Sarma, an Insead Business School graduant with vast experience in the marketing departments of Motorola and Maersk, volunteered at PEP. In between a job switch at Philips, she helped us developing a customer relationship strategy for our end-users, including the mobile operators, banks, agents and down stream customers. During her stay she kept an interesting […]


Bridges to cash: The Retail End of M-PESA

A leading academic paper on Understanding liquidity needs in different environments, co-authored by PEP-chairman Frederik Eijkman and entitled Bridges to cash: The Retail End of M-PESA, was published on the website of the Social Science Research Network (SSRN).


VIDEOS

MDG 8: M-Pesa mobile banking
Guy Kirkpatrick, The Global Poverty Project, September 20th, 2010

An Australian project dedicated to the struggle against poverty, the MDGs and the role of mobile banking in achieving MDG 8. Guy Kirkpatrick’s blog and video on the importance of mobile banking.


M-PESA mobile money video
CGAP., Jeanette Thomas, August 2nd, 2010

This short film shows how mobile money is changing the face of banking in Kenya.


What are mobile agents and what functions do they perform?
MMUBlog (Mobile Money for the Unbanked Blog),

Video explaining the role of agents in the mobile banking system.


Mobiel betalen neemt vlucht in Kenia’ (Mobile payment system takes off in Kenya)
Spark Africa,

Video made by Africa Interactive for the Dutch-language programme Spark, about the mobile banking process (in Dutch).