More and more, Ivorians are abandoning banks in favor of mobile phone companies. In 2014, more people had mobile money accounts (24%) than had bank accounts (15%). Indeed, the percentage of adults with a mobile money account in Côte d’Ivoire is the fifth highest in the world, after Kenya (58%), Somalia (37%), Uganda (35%), and Tanzania (32%). Fewer than five years after its arrival in Côte d’Ivoire, mobile money has become one of the population’s most frequently used means of conducting financial transactions.
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