Enabling Mobile Money Policies in Sri Lanka: The Rise of eZ Cash

July 18, 2013 | Mobile Money | South Asia | Sri Lanka | MMU

For the Central Bank of Sri Lanka (CBSL), 2012 was the culmination of a 5-year effort to establish an enabling regulatory framework for mobile money that opened the market to both bank and non-bank providers and extended services to Sri Lanka’s unbanked population. Marking this shift was the launch of eZ Cash, a new mobile money service that has signed up over 1 million customers in just one year. eZ Cash is operated by Dialog Axiata PLC (Dialog), a mobile network operator (MNO) that was awarded a licence to operate as a payment services provider following revisions to the central bank’s regulations.

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