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Financial services, banking and payment systems in Laos

This is a selection of resources on financial services, banking and payment systems in Laos available from the NLB catalogue or the Internet. It is not meant to be an exhaustive list. If you come across more useful resources, please drop us a note so we can share with our readers.

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Laos money and banking: The basics on currency and money in Laos

This is a useful publication that provides basic practical information about money and banking in Laos, such as the availability of ATMs and the wire transferring services in the country.

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UnionPay helps Laos build national card payment system

Find out more about the beginning and launch of the Laotian national bank card payment system in 2015. This system was jointly developed by UnionPay and the Central Bank of Laos.

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Cash will no longer be accepted for tax payments in Laos

Instead of cash, new systems have been set up to process tax payments in Laos through banking systems and various digital technologies.

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The dawn of digital financial services in Lao PDR

This is a video case-study showcasing Laos’ journey to develop branchless banking services.

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Laos – Banking systems

This article provides information on Laos’ banking systems and some rules and regulations.

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