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Baidu launches mobile payment app

Following in the footsteps of rivals Alibaba and Tencent, Chinese search engine Baidu has launched its own mobile payments platform....

APAC, Mobile Wallet, Baidu Wallet

Orange Money – more than €2.2 billion in transactions have been made in 13 countries.

Orange Money – which gives customers the option to send funds through their mobile phones – has announced that it has served its ten millionth customer....

Mobile Payments, APAC, Orange

Orange Money – more than €2.2 billion in transactions have been made in 13 countries.

Orange Money – which gives customers the option to send funds through their mobile phones – has announced that it has served its ten millionth customer....

Mobile Payments, APAC, Orange

How mobile money is changing Asia

Asia has been a world leader in mobile usage for three straight years. The region was home to more than half of the world`s mobile phone subscriptions in 2013, data from the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) shows....

Mobile Money Transfer, APAC

Westpac tests fingerprint access to mobile banking

Some smartphone owners should soon be able to log on to Westpac's internet banking service using only their fingerprint. Read more: http://www.smh.com.au/digital-life/digital-life-news/westpac-tests-fingerprint-access-to-mobile-banking-20140415-zquvp.html#ixzz2z3yG1EwO...

Mobile Banking, APAC, Westpac, Biometrics

China gets first bitcoin ATM, skirting bank crackdown

(Reuters) - BTC China, one of the country's leading digital currency exchanges, has installed China's first bitcoin ATM and launched an online app allowing individuals to buy and sell bitcoins using mobile phones, skirting local banking regulations seen as increasingly hostile to so-called crypto-currencies....

APAC, Digital Currency, Bitcoin, BTC China

Kenya shakes up mobile money by licensing three MVNOs

The Communications Commission of Kenya has licensed three new MVNOs – Mobile Pay, Finserve Africa and Zioncell Kenya – with the potential to disrupt the country’s mobile money market, currently dominated by Safaricom’s M-Pesa....

Mobile Money Transfer, APAC

Zimbabwe: EcoCash Transfers Exceed U.S.$4 Billion

Econet Wireless' mobile money transfer service EcoCash has handled over $4 billion since inception in 2011....

Mobile Money Transfer, APAC, EcoCash

Mobile commerce gets a new code

MUMBAI: There has been a major breakthrough in mobile commerce with telecom companies (telcos) and banks, led by National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI), agreeing on most conditions for launching USSD-based mobile banking....

Mobile Commerce, APAC, USSD

Westpac brings tap-and-go payments to Samsung Galaxy smartphones

Westpac is bringing contactless payments to more Australians, with the bank joining Samsung to bring tap-and-go transactions to Galaxy S4 and S5 smartphones next week....

Mobile Payments, APAC, Samsung, Mobile Apps, Westpac

Broadcom on NFC adoption and its role in the Indian market

We interview Mr. Ravi Manik, Director, Corporate Business Development at Broadcom, to get his views on what is the future on NFC and it's importance in the Indian context as per Broadcom....

NFC, APAC, Broadcom

Airtel, MTN launch money transfer service in Africa

KOLKATA: South Africa's MTN Group and Bharti AirtelBSE 0.46 % inked a cross-border remittance pact Tuesday that will enable their respective mobile money customers in Ivory Coast and Burkina Faso to transfer cash between the neighbouring countries....

Mobile Money Transfer, APAC, MTN, Airtel

Making Mobile Money More Effective

A recent survey that showed that 37 per cent of Nigerians are not aware of mobile money and as such, do not use the payment platform, is worrisome....

APAC, Mobile Money

China’s mobile-internet industry is booming

China’s internet sector has reached a new stage of development, fuelled by commoditisation of the smartphone market....

Mobile Technology, APAC

China Surpasses U.S. In Mobile Commerce

China leaves the U.S. in the dust when it comes to embracing m-commerce. Seven out of 10 smartphone in China have used their devices to make a purchase in the last three months, compared to only 22% in the U.S., 13% in France and 6% in Belgium. ...

Mobile Commerce, APAC, Americas

MoneyGram considers international mobile money transfer

Money Transfer Operator, MoneyGram says it would roll out international mobile money transfer service in Ghana if more consumers demand it and the requisite infrastructure is also deployed in the country....

Mobile Money Transfer, APAC, MoneyGram

Mashreq revolutionizes and simplifies mobile payments with Tap n Go

Continuing its innovation stride and complementing the Bank’s many technology-led achievements, UAE’s leading financial institution Mashreq pioneers another UAE first with the launch of Tap n Go....

NFC, Mobile Payments, APAC, Mashreq, Tap n Go

Free mobile transfers for Nigerians through Transferbee

Transferbee, a UK based company, has launched a campaign, running until 1 May 2014, which enables Nigerians living in the UK to transfer money home to friends and family free of charge via their mobile phones....

Mobile Money Transfer, EMEA, APAC, Transferbee

Orange selects African remittance platform in startup accelerator

Global mobile operator Orange has launched its first startup accelerator programme, with African money remittance platform Afrimarket included in the seven-strong class of startups....

APAC, Orange, International Remittance, Afrimarket

Mobikwik Eyes Big Chunk Of Mobile Wallet Market

Smartphone growth has led to the growth of many companies and MobiKwik is one of them. Started in 2009, MobiKwik is a closed wallet company which records around 100,000 transactions every day....

APAC, Mobile Wallet, MobiKwik

Former Safaricom CEO launches M-Pesa in Europe

The former chief executive officer (CEO) of leading Kenyan operator Safaricom, Michael Joseph, has launched M-Pesa in Romania, the first European launch on the mobile money transfer system....

Mobile Money Transfer, EMEA, APAC, Safaricom, Vodafone, M-PESA

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