Lao PDR Annual Monitor 2016

Lao PDR Annual Monitor 2016

Thu, 07/06/2017 - 08:46 -- anna.ferracuti
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Lao People's Democratic Republic (Lao PDR), a country in Southeast Asia with 6.9 million people, has started the journey towards digitizing its cash-based economy and introducing digital financial services (DFS) to thousands of previously unbanked customers. There are several providers in the market that have begun to develop their DFS offerings. However, the lack of a regulatory framework had limited their ability to launch services until Q1 2015, when the regulator released draft guidelines for providers (banks and non-banks) to implement DFS and for the market to begin its journey to the Start-Up phase. 

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