Press Release

Press Release

Using Digital Gamification for enhancing Financial Literacy in Myanmar

February 3, 2017

Yangon, Myanmar – The grant agreement between the United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF) and Digital Money Myanmar (Wave Money) was signed on 9th January 2017, in the presence of representatives from the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) and the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT). This joint investment agreement is based on Wave Money project being one of the winners of the UNCDF SHIFT Challenge Fund Second Window. UNCDF's Expanding Financial Access (EFA) Myanmar programme will provide the major funding for the Wave Money project, with rest of the funding from SHIFT's Challenge Fund Second Window primarily funded by DFAT.

Wave Money receives the first Mobile Financial Services Regulation registration certificate in Myanmar

December 7, 2016

Wave Money announced today that it is the first company to launch mobile financial services under the new Mobile Financial Services Regulation. This new regulation enables mobile operators to offer mobile financial services to people in Myanmar thereby increasing access to financial services to potentially millions of people. As a recipient of the registration certificate, Wave Money is now directly regulated by the Central Bank of Myanmar as a non-banking financial institution.

Wave Money Launch Event Press Release

November 9, 2016

Wave Money announced today that it has successfully launched its services in more than 160 townships with over 4000 agents in Myanmar. The company received the first mobile financial services registration certificate issued by the Central Bank of Myanmar on 3rd October 2016.

Money Transfer Service Aims

May 30, 2016

Wave Money will implement an all-inclusive mobile financial services in Myanmar through which people can transfer money via mobile phone or their local “Wave Money” shops

Mobile money regulations released

May 30, 2016

The Central Bank of Myanmar has released regulations on mobile financial services, widening a market previously limited to banks to include non-banking financial institutions.

Why mobile financial services matter for Myanmar

May 7, 2016

The government of Myanmar has an ambitious target for financial inclusion, with a goal of reaching 40 percent...

Telenor and Yoma Bank test mobile money service

May 7, 2016

A joint venture between Yoma Bank and Telenor Myanmar for mobile financial services has begun commercial testing.