The U.S.-Guatemala Remittance Corridor : Understanding Better the Drivers of Remittances Intermediation
AbstractThis study reports on recent development and future potential for U.S.-based Guatemalan workers cross-border retail transfers to be more formal, cheaper, and disposed to the cross-sale of financial products and services. It also presents the key features of remittances senders, recipients, instruments, and intermediaries involved. The paper focuses on three areas: (a) the main characteristics of the Guatemalan migrants in the United States and the key drivers behind their decision to remit money and to choose an intermediary; (b) financial infrastructure supporting U.S.-Guatemala remittances processing, especially the role of technology, payment systems and innovations going forward, as avenues to help lower transaction costs, among others; and (c) the landscape of workers remittances distribution in Guatemala, examines the characteristics of recipients and the evidence of remittances impact, and analyzes the indications of potential for cross-sale of financial services to recipients.
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Bibliographic InfoThis book is provided by The World Bank in its series World Bank Publications with number 7172 and published in 2006.
Health; Nutrition and Population - Population Policies Law and Development - Corporate Law Agriculture and Farming Systems Banks and Banking Reform Macroeconomics and Economic Growth - Remittances Finance and Financial Sector Development Health; Nutrition and Population Agriculture;
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