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Massimo Young Reports from Kenya: Levitt My good friend Massimo Young recently moved to Kenya, where he is seeing what happens when you mix a little American ingenuity into a thriving but chaotic developing economy.
In what I hope is the first of many blog posts, Massimo reports on just what it takes to succeed in the banking industry in Kenya.
Massimo does not have a financial interest in any of the companies discussed in his post, although he wishes he did! Business people complain all the time that despite a wealth of opportunities, there are often major roadblocks to accomplishing much on the ground, especially at scale.
On the other hand, there are some amazing examples in recent years of businesses that have managed to accomplish a lot very quickly.
In particular, the wild success of mobile banking in Kenya has changed the way people use money here. Apparently, as mobile phone usage in Kenya began to skyrocket in the early s, some banks started to offer mobile banking on mobile phones. At the time, the only legal way for banks to reach these potential customers was to set up more branches, which was too costly.
Rather, it had three enormous advantages over the banks, which it still has today. First, it had huge market share in Kenya. Second, it was not regulated as a bank. Monopoly power also allowed Safaricom to price out competitors with similar technology, like the banks, by charging them prohibitively high prices to do mobile banking on Safaricom phones.
So to solve the problem of distribution, they outsourced deposit and withdrawal services to commissioned third-party agents who, in turn, could recruit sub-agents of their own. In short, Safaricom figured out how to act like a bank without actually having to be a bank.
By acting like a bank, they were able to serve customers who clearly demanded basic banking services. By not actually being a bank, they avoided the regulations that made it so hard for real banks to reach new customers.
Monopoly power and government capture enabled them to maintain this advantage and keep competition low. M-PESA is an amazing example of a fast-growing and extremely successful business in Kenya, and it has inspired a whole slew of related businesses as well as a growing tech sector in the country.
TexCIS November 26, 6: Will wonders never cease. Seminymous Coward November 26, 7: Actually, I believe that US banking regulation has a similar problem even with the major banks, as they can select their regulator by tweaking their corporate structure and electing a different classification e.
Savings and loan associations also spring to mind. Extinct Species November 27, 6: Money transfers are pervasive. Transferring load credits between phone numbers is done by text. And just about every store that sells sundries, they're everywhere, also sells load.
The infrastructure is already in place and has been for years. Even if regulations prevent the phone companies from offering the service it would be nearly impossible to prevent any of the businesses selling load from doing it. I've run the idea by a few Filipinos I know but it's value alludes them.
Maybe I'm missing something. Kenyan November 27, 6:In order to be the best bank for customers, we recognise that we must continue to adapt to changes in customer behaviour, technology-driven competition and regulation.
Our propositions must be reflective of heightened customer expectations for ease of access, personalisation and relevance, as well as the needs created by changing life patterns.
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