Building Faster Better: A Guide to Inclusive Instant Payment Systems

Categories : Ecosystem & Interoperability, Technology and Operational Enablers


Author: CGAP

Today, digital technologies provide the on the on-ramp for many people in emerging markets to access and use financial services. However, many of the payment services available to low-income customers have evolved as closed-loop systems, meaning they are not interoperable with the services of other providers.

This guide from CGAP is intended to be a practical tool for those pursuing interoperability in digital financial services. It focuses on instant payments—payments where the transmission of the payment message and the availability of final funds to the payee occur in near real time with continuous availability.