Throughout the past few years, there has been an increased focus on mobile devices as payment tools. Although a lot of consumers seem to value the option of paying with their smartphone, this is only the beginning. Digital finance is transforming countries, both rich and poor, although the developing regions continue to struggle. At the same time, these nations are showing great signs of future growth.
Digital Finance Is The Way To Go
In the Western world, using a mobile phone or the Internet to pay bills has become second nature. In-store payments need to be handled as soon as possible, and mobile payment options are becoming more widespread. In developing countries, mobile solutions could make a significant impact. Unfortunately, most people there have little to no access to a bank account or a credit history.
A new study by McKinsey Global Institute predicts mobile financial services in developing markets are the area to focus on right now. In doing so, the GDP of these economies would increase by nearly US$4tn by 2025. Doing so will not be easy, though, despite the promise of success for digital payments.