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Eurogiro is a unique payments network that connects different payments "ecosystems", e.g. postal organisations, post banks, commercial banks and other payment service providers, focusing on cross border high volume - low value payments.

Eurogiro facilitates members' cooperation in the field of international payments and offers efficient solutions supporting their offering to clients. Thereby Eurogiro helps increasing the business of its members.

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The May 2012 issue of Journal of Payments Strategy & Systems (volume 6, number 1 May 2012) features an article by Eurogiro on the virtues of collaboration to bring remittances to the public, even in remote areas, and the unique role postal organisations could take to make available financial services to any citizien.

 

Articles are peer reviewed prior to acceptance. Copyrights of the article are with Henry Stewart Publications LLP - www.henrystewart.com

Read the abstract below or download the full article.

Abstract
This paper explores the idea of using a cooperative approach in order to develop workers' remittance services, using the network of postal services in order to provide an attractive and viable solution for remittances from migrant workers to their families and communities.

It outlines briefly the characteristics of the current workers' remittance market, including the expectations of the customers. It acknowledges that 'certainty' and 'reliability' and ultimately 'access to cash' remain essential requirements.

Because the post office network around the world is twice the size of the combined banking branch network, and deeply embedded in public service structure, it is extraordinarily well placed to play a key role in providing viable services to the benefit of customers and communities as a whole.

The paper describes the current status and explores how a cooperative approach which would link Posts to banks, to payment providers and to technology partners of similar type, could effectively release potential.

It elaborates on the various issues that must be considered in order to secure a comprehensive approach. It distinguishes between issues that can be handled within a global community/network and issues that currently seem better handled in partnerships.

Finally the paper lists three challenges to success that must be tackled in order to release full potential.          


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