Month: September 2020

How the Banque de Kigali branch office changed access to financial services | New times

Previously, banking services in the country were characterized by regular and sometimes bureaucratic processes and procedures, such as few working hours and formal locations. This has often been blamed for limited financial inclusion and low banking penetration. To reverse the trend and perception as well as to ensure easy access to banking services across the […]

Japan Meteorological Agency website begins to run ads in controversial move

Advertising space on the Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) website is framed in red in this image provided by the agency. Advertising space is visible in red on the Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) mobile site page to map rain cloud movements, landslide hazards and other emergency information, in this image provided by the agency. TOKYO – […]

Rwanda: local banks reduce ATMs in favor of branch banking services

Rwandan banks are reducing the number of ATMs across the country, with some choosing instead to roll out branch-based banking services. According to the latest statistics from the Central Bank’s Monetary Policy and Financial Stability Statement, banks are reducing the number of ATMs and instead increasing the deployment of banking services by branch. With this, […]

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