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ZAMBIA :K100bn recorded in MTN mobile money

MTN Zambia has recorded transactions involving K100-billion via the MTN mobile money service transfer this year.
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MasterCard, Telefonica form JV in Brazil to offer mobile money services

Grupo Telefonica and MasterCard International have announced the formation of MFS, a joint venture that will focus on developing mobile payment solutions in Brazil.
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Report: mobile payments to hit $1 trillion by 2017

Report: mobile payments to hit $1 trillion by 2017 | Mobility & Financial Services | Scoop.it

IDC Financial Insights has issued a new report on the future of mobile payments and the future is bright — kind of. According to the report, "Technology Selection: Worldwide Mobile Payments 2012–2017 Forecast," worldwide purchase volume over mobile devices will exceed $1 trillion by the year 2017.

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HomeSend and Airtel Africa to boost international mobile money transfers | eServGlobal

eServGlobal announced that Airtel Africa, a leading global telecommunications company has signed an agreement to boost international money transfers throughout Africa using the HomeSend hub.
Airtel Africa has 17 markets in Africa. This agreement significantly expands both the sending and receiving communities for HomeSend international remittances within Africa and around the globe.
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Vodafone’s mobile money pioneer reveals frustration at industry progress, Latest Videos | Mobile World Live

Vodafone’s mobile money pioneer reveals frustration at industry progress, Latest Videos | Mobile World Live | Mobility & Financial Services | Scoop.it
M-Pesa pioneer and Vodafone’s managing director of mobile money, Michael Joseph, has told Mobile World Live of his frustration at the way in which operators have tackled mobile money deployments, claiming the industry has been held back by a lack of long-term investment. "Mobile money is not a typical mobile operator product like a ringback tone or a new SMS product," he says in an exclusive new interview.
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Vodafone’s M-Pesa to Open Up More International Money Transfer Routes through HomeSend

Vodafone’s M-Pesa to Open Up More International Money Transfer Routes through HomeSend | Mobility & Financial Services | Scoop.it
Vodafone is set to help more people without access to conventional banking by broadening the reach of its secure mobile money transfer service, M-Pesa. Vodafone will connect its affiliates to HomeSend, the mobile remittance hub of BICS and eServGlobal.
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EnStream’s mobile wallet acquired by Paymobile - PaymentEye

EnStream’s mobile wallet acquired by Paymobile - PaymentEye | Mobility & Financial Services | Scoop.it

The mobile wallet solution created by mobile-commerce provider, EnStream, has been acquired by Paymobile, a financial services technology company providing programme management services for open loop prepaid and virtual card programmes (view press release). EnStream’s Zoompass is a mobile-based, stored-value payment service, which comes with a contactless payment card linked to the same account. Zoompass allows P2P money transfers and online transactions, while the companion card allows cash withdrawals and transactions at retail locations that accept card based payments.

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Kenya’s government is set to apply a 10% tax on mobile money transactions

Kenya’s government is set to apply a 10% tax on mobile money transactions | Mobility & Financial Services | Scoop.it
Following the recent strike in Kenya by state-employed teachers, lecturers and doctors, the country’s treasury has said it will cover the approximated $300 million USD cost in wage ...
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Groupon rivals Square with new iPad register :: Groupon rivals Square with new iPad register - PaymentEye

Groupon rivals Square with new iPad register :: Groupon rivals Square with new iPad register - PaymentEye | Mobility & Financial Services | Scoop.it

Groupon is rolling out its own payments processing software, Breadcrumb, to restaurant partners in the US as the firm continues its push beyond daily deals. The POS software enables restaurants to manage orders and process payments via an iPad app, and is being trialled with 100 partners, StrategyEye reports. Breadcrumb is the product of Groupon’s purchase of a startup in May, marking the firm’s continued attempts at expansion after its poor post-IPO performance

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Telefónica and Telenor give cross-operator APIs another shot with BlueVia ... - ZDNet

Telefónica and Telenor give cross-operator APIs another shot with BlueVia ... - ZDNet | Mobility & Financial Services | Scoop.it
TechCrunchTelefónica and Telenor give cross-operator APIs another shot with BlueVia ...ZDNetThe operator groups Telefónica and Telenor, which have a combined reach of more than 400 million customers, have banded together in an attempt to seize...
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McDonald’s m-payments app now integrated with Apple’s Passbook - PaymentEye

McDonald’s m-payments app now integrated with Apple’s Passbook - PaymentEye | Mobility & Financial Services | Scoop.it

McDonald’s customers will now be able to order and make payments via Apple’s Passbook (view press release). AIRTAG, the company behind the fast food chain’s mobile ordering and payments application, GoMcDo, is integrating Passbook. Prepaid orders are retrieved at McDonald’s by scanning a QR Code or smartphone on the NFC compatible unattended “Easy Check-In” kiosk.

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Passbook, l’application sous-estimée d’Apple

Passbook, l’application sous-estimée d’Apple | Mobility & Financial Services | Scoop.it
Passbook, l’application sous-estimée d’Apple Depuis que Passbook a été annoncée comme étant l’une des nouveautés d’iOS6, la plupart part des spécialistes y ont vu l’arrivée du NFC dans l’iPhone 5 et...

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SFR présente une carte de paiement avec Mastercard

SFR présente une carte de paiement avec Mastercard | Mobility & Financial Services | Scoop.it
SFR a présenté ce matin une carte de paiement et de retrait, rechargeable, et sans contact avec la technologie PayPass de Mastercard.
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Paiement mobile : Auchan contre-attaque

Paiement mobile : Auchan contre-attaque | Mobility & Financial Services | Scoop.it
Auchan lance une solution de porte-feuille électronique destinée à concurrencer les initiatives des banques et des...

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NFC trials, pilots, tests and live services around the world

NFC trials, pilots, tests and live services around the world | Mobility & Financial Services | Scoop.it
Since NFC World first began reporting on developments in the international near field communication market in October 2008, we have covered well over 200 trials, pilots, tests and commercial NFC an...
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Smart device sales to hit 1B next year – Gartner, Articles | Mobile Business Briefing

Gartner says that global sales of ‘smart devices’ - smartphones and tablets – will pass 1 billion in 2013.
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La diversification des moyens de paiement au-delà du NFC

La diversification des moyens de paiement au-delà du NFC | Mobility & Financial Services | Scoop.it
En octobre, le vice-president en charge du paiement mobile chez Google, Osama Bedier, a publié sa prévision que le marché du paiement mobile via NFC ne décollera pas avant trois à cinq ans.
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ICICI Bank and Vodafone announce launch of new ‘m-pesa’ service in India - PaymentEye

ICICI Bank and Vodafone announce launch of new ‘m-pesa’ service in India - PaymentEye | Mobility & Financial Services | Scoop.it

Indian private sector bank, ICICI, and telecommunications provider, Vodafone, have announced the launch of a new mobile payments service in India called ‘m-pesa’. The new product comprises of a mobile money account and a Mobile Wallet.

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eServGlobal money transfer showcased at Wincor World « eServBLOGal

eServGlobal money transfer showcased at Wincor World « eServBLOGal | Mobility & Financial Services | Scoop.it

The Wincor World 2012 event took place from 16 – 18 October at the A2 Forum, Rheda-Wiedenbrück. Wincor Nixdorf and around 40 partners covered a wide range of topics in both the banking and the retail industries. In addition to ATMs, branch, self service, cash lifecycle management and retail solutions, Wincor showcased a variety of innovations and forward looking ideas such as biometric ATMs, mobile control of cash machines by smartphone using NFC technology and mobile money transfer.

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Announcing a new MMU Publication: Organisational Design to Succeed in Mobile Money | Mobile for Development

Announcing a new MMU Publication: Organisational Design to Succeed in Mobile Money | Mobile for Development | Mobility & Financial Services | Scoop.it

Of the eight [1] fastest growing mobile money deployments in the world, seven manage mobile money as an independent business unit. Coincidence? Or is this organisational choice a key success factor?

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From Passbook to Facebook: Monetizing Mobile Money

From Passbook to Facebook: Monetizing Mobile Money | Mobility & Financial Services | Scoop.it

Much has been made of the conspicuous absence of Near-Field Communication (NFC) technology from Apple’s latest iPhone 5, a move that shirked industry expectations and called into question the future of NFC. But while the phone itself falls short of industry-wide NFC hopes, Apple’s newly-introduced Passbook app on the iOS 6 may be a harbinger of big changes in the mobile payment ecosystem over the coming years.

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Mobile phone access reaches three quarters of world population - Business Recorder (blog)

Mobile phone access reaches three quarters of world population - Business Recorder (blog) | Mobility & Financial Services | Scoop.it
Business Recorder (blog)Mobile phone access reaches three quarters of world populationBusiness Recorder (blog)It also examines the vast transformative impact of mobile technology in sectors such as agriculture, health, financial services, and...
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Turkcell launches mobile wallet - PaymentEye

Turkcell launches mobile wallet - PaymentEye | Mobility & Financial Services | Scoop.it
PaymentEye is the foremost global news intelligence and analysis tool for the payments sector, allowing users to track industry developments in real time completely for free...
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Walmart exec says 'no' to Google Wallet, NFC

Walmart exec says 'no' to Google Wallet, NFC | Mobility & Financial Services | Scoop.it
Mike Cook, head of Walmart's payment business, says company isn't interested in replicating current payment system.
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Sephora lance son Passbook

Sephora lance son Passbook | Mobility & Financial Services | Scoop.it

La sortie d’iOS 6 n’a pas ete marquée que par le fiasco de la map, mais aussi par l’arrivée de PassBook. Passbook est plus ou moins le portefeuille digitale (oui je sais cela sonne moins bien que Digital Wallett). Passbook vous permet de rassembler toutes vos cartes de fidélité, vos coupons et vos bons d’achats des marques partenaires de Passbook.


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