Mastercard Sees Bangladesh Electronic Payments Growing 20-fold

MasterCard Sees ‘Huge Opportunity

Seshadri, group executive for global products and solutions for Asia-Pacific, the Middle East and Africa, said in an interview on Bloomberg Television today. The country has 100 million mobile-phone subscriptions, compared with 5 million payment cards, he said. MasterCard this week opened a representative office in the South Asian country, where it works with banks. The governments initiatives to develop electronic payments systems echo those in other emerging markets such as Nigeria and South Africa, Seshadri said in Singapore. Were seeing growth in emerging markets, where governments are driving financial inclusion in a very concentrated way, he said. Mobile may actually be the place where payments take over in Bangladesh . Enabling mobile payment solutions is what were focused on. To contact Bloomberg News staff for this story: Nathaniel Espino in Beijing at To contact the editor responsible for this story: Chitra Somayaji at 4:48 Nov.


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