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Opportunities in Global Post Office Financial Services

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Published Date : Dec 2013

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No. of Pages : 35 Pages


This report provides detailed insight into the opportunities within post office financial services including key trends, drivers and best practice case studies.


The financial services sector represents a significant opportunity for much-needed additional revenue for postal operators, either directly or through alliances with financial institutions. Many postal operators are also being urged to offer basic financial services such as payments, savings and microfinance to combat social and financial exclusion, particularly in poorer countries, or to better serve more remote geographical areas and isolated social groups. There is a significant potential for partnerships between postal operators and financial institutions, even in markets where postal operators and postal banks already offer a range of financial services. 


  • This report provides a comprehensive analysis of postal financial services provided by postal operators across the globe 
  • Examines the key trends and challenges within the sector 
  • Business models and successful case studies of post office financial services

Reasons To Buy

  • Make a post office financial partnership work for you
  • Utilize the ubiquity of post offices
  • Learn best practice and read case studies

Key Highlights

Table of Content

1 Executive Summary

2 Overview of Global Postal Financial Services
2.1 Snapshot of Financial Offerings by Postal Operators in Key Countries
2.1.1 Post office saving schemes
2.1.2 Money remittance services
2.1.3 Insurance
2.1.4 Mutual funds
2.1.5 Investment and consumer credit
2.2 Market Liberalization and Organization
2.2.1 Competition and privatization in postal services
2.2.2 Organizational and legal structure
2.2.3 Business models adopted by post offices for financial inclusion
2.3 Best Practice Case Studies
2.3.1 Liberalization of the German postal network
2.3.2 Symbiosis between post and bank: correspondent banking in Brazil
2.3.3 Japan Post the difficulties of reform

3 Opportunities in Global Postal Financial Services
3.1 Opportunities by Product Portfolio
3.2 Opportunities through Strategic Alliance or Partnership
3.3 Opportunities in the Unbanked Sector
3.4 Opportunities in Other Channels

4 Appendix
4.1 Methodology
4.2 Contact Timetric
4.3 About Timetric
4.4 Disclaimer

List of Table

Table 1: Number of Post Offices per Region in 2011
Table 2: Examples of Privatized Postal Banks

List of Chart

Figure 1: Post Offices Financial Services in Key Countries
Figure 2: Legal Status of Postal Operators
Figure 3: Business Models Adopted by Postal Operators
Figure 4: Market Structure and Liberalization of the German Postal Network
Figure 5: German Postal Market, 2010
Figure 6: Banco Postal Brazils Business Model
Figure 7: Privatization of Japan Post
Figure 8: Key Opportunities in the Postal Financial Sector
Figure 9: Key Product Portfolios of Postal Operators
Figure 10: Postal Partnership With Government To Provide Social and Welfare Payments

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