Blog – Industry Perspectives

Stay current on the quickly evolving world of mobile money.

  • June 09, 2015
  • Vince Kadar

Pay Pay Pay Payday!

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.

  • June 03, 2015
  • Vince Kadar

Another Successful Event @ Mobile Money Africa

Telepin was pleased to be a Gold sponsor Mobile Money Africa for the fifth year running.

  • May 14, 2015
  • Vince Kadar

Telepin @ Mobile Money Africa 2015

Come meet with executives from Telepin Software @ Mobile Money Africa on May 20th and 21st!

  • May 07, 2015
  • Vince Kadar

The Battle for Mobile Money in Canada! Eh!

Mobile payments is flourishing in Canada.

  • February 08, 2015
  • Vince Kadar

Bill & Melinda’s Big Bet!

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.

  • August 21, 2014
  • Vince Kadar

John Oliver explains PayDay Loans!

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.

  • July 25, 2014
  • Vince Kadar

Movements in mPoS

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.

  • July 25, 2014
  • Vince Kadar

Security is a global issue for Mobile Money

Anything bearing a lock will always have someone inquisitive looking for a way to circumvent the key.

  • July 24, 2014
  • Vince Kadar

Mobile Payments on the Rise

The good news is according to Nielsen, mobile payments are on the rise!

  • July 11, 2014
  • Vince Kadar

Spent: Looking for Change…

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.

  • June 05, 2014
  • Vince Kadar

Mobile Payments via Dash in Singapore

A new mobile payment service has been launched this week in Singapore today by SingTel and Standard Chartered Bank.

  • April 04, 2014
  • Vince Kadar

The Stars Have Aligned in Panama!

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.

  • December 16, 2013
  • Vince Kadar

Mobile Money Continues to Improve Access to Banking Around the Globe

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.

  • December 03, 2013
  • Vince Kadar

Is Bitcoin the Gateway to Mobile Money?

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.

  • November 20, 2013
  • Vince Kadar

Mobile money trust issues

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 31, 2013
  • Vince Kadar

October Mobile Money Round Up

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.

  • October 15, 2013
  • Vince Kadar

Facebook Teams Up with Payment Providers for Autofill with Facebook

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.

  • October 08, 2013
  • Vince Kadar

Juniper Research Forecasts Mobile Money Transfer to Hit 400 Million Users by 2018

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.

  • September 16, 2013
  • Vince Kadar

No NFC for iPhone 5s

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.

  • August 06, 2013
  • Vince Kadar

Mobile Money Transforms Africa: ZAAD in Somaliland

A recent post in The Globe and Mail reported in on the progress mobile money is making in Africa, which is well worn territory on this blog, but I found the info on ZAAD interesting.