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Challenge Improving Banking Processes in the Developing World
Improving Banking Processes in the Developing World
STATUS: Awarded
Active Solvers: 770
Posted: Mar 31 2009
Challenge ID: 8135922
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A global not-for-profit Seeker is looking for help improving the efficiency of banking transactions in the developing world. Success in this Challenge would ultimately lower the costs of banking services and encourage more widespread adoption. Solvers need only bring their creativity and innovation in order to contribute meaningfully as an in-depth knowledge of banking is not required.
The administration of bank transactions often requires the transfer and coordination of information between central offices and geographically distributed branch locations. The coordination, transmission, reconciliation and auditing of such information represents a significant bank operating cost in the developing world. This Challenge is seeking ideas for ways of improving the efficiency of banking processing in the developing world. No specialized background is required in order to provide a valuable solution to this Challenge since a thorough recap of the problem is provided within the Detailed Description and Technical Requirements section.
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