On March 20, 2013 Hugo Cuevas-Mohr was invited to the V CONGRESO DE ACCESO A SERVICIOS FINANCIEROS, SISTEMAS Y HERRAMIENTAS DE PAGO put together by Asobancaria in Cartagena, Colombia. The Conference is developed as a means to discuss issues related to Financial Inclusion, the access to financial services by the unbanked.
Hugo Cuevas-Mohr gave a presentation (in spanish here) entitled “Remesas e Inclusión Financiera” analyzing the remittances (volumes, growth) and discussing the issues involved in using remittances as a door for Financial Inclusion programs.
The Conference had many highlights, like the presentations by three Colombian banks – Grupo Aval, Davivienda & Bancolombia, of their mobile wallet solutions that they are offering. Some banks require an account – Bancolombia requires the opening of a savings account, some of them don’t require an account – Davivienda with DaviPlata. Some of them are free, some of them has a cost linked to it, some of them allow for remittances to be deposited in the wallet, etc.
Several exhibitors also presented products and services too.
Check the Conference here: CONGRESO