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Mobile technology offers an unprecedented growth opportunity for banking industry in Tanzania. As the
economy continues to prosper, increasingly affluent consumers and underbanked segments create demand
for new financial products and services. Many consumers in Tanzania have mobile phones, but not bank
accounts. Therefore, the mobile channel presents an effective way to connect them to the national financial
grid. For the local banks, going mobile may increase banks opportunities to unlock the inherent potential
of underbanked segments. This paper addresses the current state, future prospects, and security challenges
to the usage of mobile banking in Tanzania.