Stay current on the quickly evolving world of mobile money.
Visa is heading to the northern reaches of Canada because as many as 3%, or 1 million Canadians, are not able to access a bank account on a regular basis.
The idea of mobile payments being in our everyday lives has gone from being what seemed to be a fad to slowly making its way into a permanent option for payment transactions.
Telepin was pleased to be a Gold sponsor Mobile Money Africa for the fifth year running.
Come meet with executives from Telepin Software @ Mobile Money Africa on May 20th and 21st!
Mobile payments is flourishing in Canada.
The Gates started their foundation in 2000 with the idea that by backing innovative work in health and education, they could help dramatically reduce inequity.
A few posts ago I posted about the movie Spent by AMEX; a focus on financial education and an eye-opener to the predatory payday loan industry.
There are alot of companies competing for your money and looking at ways to innovate at the point of sale. Recently, Amazon have entered the race into the mobile point-of-sale market with a launch of Local Register.
Anything bearing a lock will always have someone inquisitive looking for a way to circumvent the key.
The good news is according to Nielsen, mobile payments are on the rise!
Break out your smartfood popcorn, AMEX is attempting to drive change in a growing problem of financial inclusion through an awareness and education video series, starting with their first full feature Spent: Looking for Change.
A new mobile payment service has been launched this week in Singapore today by SingTel and Standard Chartered Bank.
Cable & Wireless Panama, Panama’s #1 mobile operator, announced today that they have selected Telepin to power Movil Cash; a complete end-to-end mobile money ecosystem that will service both banked and unbanked subscribers.
Over the last few weeks, I’ve read a number of articles that detail the successes of mobile money around the world when it comes to empowering some of the poorest people in the world.
If you are involved in mobile money at all, you’ve likely been keeping a keen eye on Bitcoin. The controversial digital currency is getting a lot of attention around the world and raising a lot of questions about the how it will fit (if at all) with mobile money.
Just read an interesting article on the South African based site Business Insight on how consumers are not warming up to mobile money. It cites research that indicates mobile payments are the cheapest mode of transacting, yet there’s a major trust issue with consumers when it comes to mobile money or commerce.
October has been a busy month around the world for mobile money, and we wanted to share a few of our favorite stories with you.
Last week TechCrunch reported that Facebook has partnered with PayPal, Stripe and Braintree, along with two e-commerce apps JackThreads and Mosaic. The goal of this partnership is to create “Autofill with Facebook” where your payment info from Facebook is automatically used when you check out at the click of a button.
A recent study from Juniper Research offers up some great insights on mobile money. The most significant number is the forecast for Mobile Money Transfer to Hit 400 Million User by 2018. That’s up from the 150 million users in 2013.
Apple made a much anticipated announcement last week about features and additions to the next rev of the iPhone. There’s no disputing that iPhone 5s includes some cool new features such as Touch ID fingerprint scanner and better battery life.