Vietnam will be able to officially sign the Mobile Money pilot license next week

Specifically, this afternoon (November 16), discussing with Dan Tri Electric Newspapers about Mobile Money licensing, Mr. Pham Tien Dzung, Deputy Governor of the State Bank, said: “Today, we just got the idea opinion of the ministry. The State Bank will synthesize, absorb and certainly sign next week “.

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Unable to update to the permitting delay, the representative of the State Bank for Resettlement is only today to receive the comments of the ministries. “We will handle it right away,” Mr. Dzung said.

Mobile Money is a popular alternative to bank accounts and cash, which can be used to pay anywhere through the user’s phone, as long as there is a mobile signal. motion.

There are more than 270 different Mobile Money services in the world, most commonly used in Asia, Africa and Latin America.

In Vietnam, after Decision 316 of the Prime Minister, the State Bank has received 3 registrations from 3 units applying to deploy Mobile Money activities, namely Viettel, VNPT and MobiFone. Documents take time to complete in accordance with regulations

After receiving 3 registration units to submit dossiers, the State Bank has transferred to consult the Ministry of Information and Communication and the Ministry of Public Security.

At the regular government press conference in September, the State Bank’s representative said that in the most recent meeting on Mobile Money, the three ministries agreed in October to unify the dossiers of the three units. When eligible and there is general agreement, Mobile Money will be decided to grant the implementation license.

More information about the pilot implementation, Mr. Tu said, it is expected that the pilot will be deployed nationwide. The pilot period is about 2 years. After the pilot is completed, the ministries will learn from experience, evaluate and officially deploy.

Previously, sharing with Dan Tri reporter, a representative of the Payment Department, the State Bank of Vietnam said: “According to the regulation on coordination, we have sent it to the Ministry of Public Security and the Ministry of Information and Communications for the units to verify. and we have also fully received comments from the ministries. send it back to the ministries”, Mr. Dung informed.

And according to the State Bank of Vietnam, “there are no big problems in the process of implementing Mobile Money”. When receiving consensus from the ministries, this unit will grant licenses to businesses, emphasized the Director of the Payment Department.


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