Banker Online: BankersOnline.com, the largest banking-related site on the Net. With over 24,000 banking related articles, BankersOnline delivers highly targeted content in each of the following areas: Compliance, Lending, Operations, Security, Marketing, and eBanking/Technology.
Bankersonline.com site, which serves as the premier online information source for the banking industry.
Bank for International Settlements. The Bank for International Settlements (BIS) is an international organization which fosters international monetary and financial cooperation and serves as a bank for central banks.
CISPI. Cooperation in the Commonwealth of Independent States. Payment and Securities Settlement Initiative.
Citadel Advantage provides back office system specialist services, specifically covering operations risk mitigation, payments, and liquidity & treasury systems. The company provides services relating to the design, functionality, risk mitigation and operation (including payment flow control and liquidity management) of Payment Systems and associated Back Office operations activities.
Eurogiro Network. Eurogiro is a low value payment solution between banks and postal organizations.
A Technical Guide to Remittances. The Credit Union Experience. Discusses the current operating environment for remittances, provides an overview of WOCCU's IRnet service and details how WOCCU has facilitated mass remittance distributions by partnering with money transfer operators.
ePayCom. Interchange Network which looks at the added benefits, opportunities and requirements for introducing cards into the remittance product. The introduction of cards, in particular the prepaid card, into the remittance process is enabling banks to offer a better value proposition to their existing customer base and the ability to bring the un-banked migrant worker into the banked sector.
Livelihoods Connect – Hot Topics: Remittances. This webpage maintained by DFID includes conferences, papers, newsletters and links.
MicroLINKS. Remittances & Transfers. This site maintained by USAID includes documents related to remittances.
Remittances.eu. This website is maintained by the Foundation for International Migration and Development (FIMD), which aims to bring together experts, academia and migrant organizations to share knowledge and experience in the field of migration and development. It contains the latest news, events and publications of the industry.
Sending Money Home. This site shows a range of money transfer products and services. The UK Government has financed a survey to help the users compare these services and choose the right deal
Payment News. This website presents the latest news on the Payment System industry
SWIFT. This website provides news and information for the Swift community
. Building Financial Systems for the Poor. CGAP
is a consortium of 28 public and private development agencies working together to expand access to financial services for the poor in developing countries.
This site includes resources on the provision of financial services to entrepreneurs and micro business in developing countries.
European Microfinance Network (EMN).
The EMN supports the development of microfinance organisations through the dissemination of good practices and by improving the regulatory frameworks for micro finance and self-employment and micro enterprises at the European Union and Member State levels.
Finance and Private Sector Research
. The World Bank Finance and Private Sector research has just been brought together in one team. This reflects the centrality of finance to private sector development and vice versa and the fact that large parts of both sub-disciplines revolve around the behavior and performance of firms.
aims to promote and support policy and institutional development towards the objective of increasing access to financial services by the un- and under-banked of southern Africa (South Africa, Botswana, Lesotho, Swaziland and Namibia).
A FinMark Trust initiative is the most comprehensive national household survey focused on the financial services needs and usage across the entire South and Southern African population.
Investment Climate Assessments
. Investment Climate Assessments are country reports that draw upon the results of enterprise surveys, Doing Business and other available data.
International Year of Microcredit 2005.
The Year of Microcredit 2005 calls for building inclusive financial sectors and strengthening the powerful, but often untapped, entrepreneurial spirit existing in communities around the world.
Information for and about the microfinance industry, including research and publications, specialized resource centers, organization and consultant profiles, and the latest news, events, and job opportunities in microfinance.
MicroSave and Market-led Microfinance
. This website offers practical guidance in the form of research papers, briefing notes, training toolkits and other resources on market-led microfinance.
The mission of Planet Finance is to support microfinance programs in countries with operations of Planet Finance.
Access to financial services in rural areas contributes to increasing economic development and poverty reduction. However, such access is generally scarce in rural areas of most developing countries. World Bank, ARD.
Rural Finance Learning Centre
. This is a website dedicated to providing access to the best materials for capacity building in the field of rural finance.
The Microfinance Information eXchange (MIX).
The MIX aims to promote information exchange in the microfinance industry. The MIX Market strives to facilitate exchange and investment flows, promote transparency and improve reporting standards in the microfinance industry.
The Rating Fund.
The Microfinance Rating and Assessment Fund. This website is maintained by The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), The Consultative Group to Assist the Poor (CGAP) and The European Union.
The SEEP Network
. The Small Enterprise Education and Promotion Network provide access to recent documents, programs, working groups.
World Council of Credit Unions
. WOCCU is a representative organization and a platform for knowledge exchange and development for credit unions worldwide.
World Savings Bank Institute
. WSBI is one of the largest international banking associations and the only global representative of savings and retail banks. It works closely with international financial institutions and donor agencies and facilitates banking projects to develop world-wide financial sector.
Women's World Banking
. The WWB network aims to create the possibility for a low income woman to build her business and assets, improve her living conditions, keep her family well-fed and healthy, educate her children, develop respect at home and in her community, and secure a political voice.