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Atlas Mara plans mobile-banking push

As it continues its aggressive takeover and consolidation strategy in the financial services sector, Atlas Mara is planning a major push into mobile-banking in Africa.  Ashish Thakkar, who co-founded the group with Bob Diamond in late 2013, tells CNBC that mobile money has become a “huge thing” in Africa and is currently being driven by the telecom operators.  The opportunity for financial institutions and financial technology to take market share is considerable.

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