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Vodafone, ICICI Bank Launch Mobile Money Transfer, Payment in AP Too

Telecom services provider Vodafone India said its mobile money transfer and payment service -- M-Pesa -- in collaboration with ICICI Bank will now be available throughout the country with the company rolling out the service in Andhra Pradesh (AP) on Wednesday....

Mobile Money Transfer, Mobile Payments, APAC, ICICI Bank, Vodafone

Get ready for digital signatures

RBI committee proposes to have a two-way verification process for individual customers ...

Mobile Banking, Mobile Security, APAC, RBI

WeChat and Its Mobile Commerce Potential

Tencent-owned WeChat has passed over display advertising to focus on integrating e-commerce solutions. Consider these examples....

Mobile Commerce, APAC, WeChat

How Africa Beat the West at Reinventing Money for the Mobile Age

It’s a painfully First World problem: Splitting dinner with friends, we do the dance of the seven credit cards....

Mobile Money Transfer, APAC, M-PESA

No longer just a factory, China is a mobile leader

With over 700 million active smartphone users, China's mobile market is insane in scale. But sheer numbers aside, what makes it really impressive?...

Mobile Technology, APAC

Mobile wallet marketplace in China adds another key player

Baidu, the Chinese search giant is now adding its own smartphone based payments service to the mix....

APAC, Mobile Wallet, Baidu

Xpress Money Partners with Emirates India International Exchange

Xpress Money, the world’s most dependable money transfer brand, today announced a strategic partnership with Emirates India International Exchange, to offer superior remittance facilities to expats residing in the country....

Mobile Money Transfer, APAC, Xpress Money, Emirates India International Exchange

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

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