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Table: Making Bank Service Accessible And Attractive


International -- Finance: SOUTH AFRICA

TABLE: Making Bank Service Accessible-and Attractive

MOBILE Cash machines mounted on the backs of

BANKING trucks drive into the countryside to dispense

pension payments; ATMs in shipping containers

serve as "branches" in the townships

DEBIT "Smart" cards keep track of bank balances and let

CARDS customers make electronic payments--which many prefer

to carrying cash

LOW-END For around $9 a month, banks offer regular

INSURANCE depositors policies that cover funeral expenses

RAFFLES AND Monthly depositors get free gifts, such

GIVEAWAYS as umbrellas or a chance to win prizes

DATA: BUSINESS WEEK


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