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  Dec. 11, 2013 - Following the success of last year’s Digital Money Unconference sold out event, this year’s Tomorrow’s Transactions Toronto Unconference 2013 was held
Real World Cloud NFC Mobile Payments
I went on a shopping spree yesterday using my Nexus 7 Android tablet to pay via NFC. I wanted to test out KitKat’s new NFC abilities
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
Why NFC mobile payments aren’t dead yet
Android 4.4 KitKat puts NFC on life support NFC fatigue seems like it’s almost become rigor mortis in my conversations with issuers and merchants over the
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
Searching for Global Financial Inclusion Pioneers
My co-author, Karl Mehta and I have both been working for years in the exciting field of mobile financial services. Reflecting on what has already
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.  From
Complex eco-systems only works in equilibrium. An argument for using Chaos Theory in Mobile Payments.
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Canadian Imperial Bank Of Commerce Rolls Out Tim Hortons Visa Card
CIBC is primarily focused on the Canadian retail and business banking sectors but does have some exposure outside of Canada.

The bank's two strategic business units, CIBC World Markets and CIBC Retail Markets, have international operations in the U.S., Caribbean, Asia and the U.K. On the international level CIBC serves more than eleven million

Square announces new EMV chip reader for more secure mobile credit and debit card payments

EMV is a joint effort from MasterCard and Visa to help improve security credit and debit card transactions and is set to become a standard in the US by October 2015. In addition to EMV-equipped credit cards, the new version of Square’s payment system will still feature support for legacy

Amazon to invest US$2bil more in India as e-commerce race heats up

Amazon, which opened its Indian website in June last year, has drawn up the battle lines by slashing prices, launching same-day delivery, adding new product categories and embarking on a high-voltage advertisement campaign. 

Amazon and Flipkart are joined in India's US$13bil (RM41.36bil) e-commerce sector by marketplace Snapdeal, fashion e-tailer Jabong,

Google predicted to build a comprehensive digital wallet for mobile payments

This will continue a trend of greater integration between Google’s growing suite of products such as Google Maps, Gmail, Google Play and Google Now.

The report comes amidst growing fears from a number of financial firms that Google may seek to extend its technological dominance into the field of banking, which

INSIGHT-Mobile money grows in Africa but hurdles remain

Fewer than 20 percent of adults in the West African nation have a bank account and 26-year-old Diagne says the charges for using his are too high anyway, so he keeps at least 40,000 CFA francs ($82) in his mobile money account for transactions.

Diagne said he goes to a near-by sales point for

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