Swedish telecoms giant Ericsson has partnered with Verifone Mobile Money to add support for NFC and contactless payments to its mobile commerce platform, enabling its carrier customers in emerging markets to add in-store mobile payments capabilities to their mobile money services... More
Active mobile money accounts worldwide grew 41% to more than 100 million in 2014, a report from the GSMA’s Mobile Money for the Unbanked programme has found... More
MCX CEO Dekkers Davidson has outlined more of the consortium’s plans for its CurrentC mobile wallet in a keynote presentation at the Money2020 event in Las Vegas, confirming that banks will be able to add open loop payment cards to the service when it goes live in 2015... More
“Apple Pay is a great example of how a cell phone that identifies its user in a pretty strong way lets you make a transaction that should be very, very inexpensive,” Microsoft founder Bill Gates has told Bloomberg TV... More
Citizens living in the eastern Indian state of Bihar are to be issued with contactless ‘e-Shakti’ cards they can use to access virtual bank branches equipped with NFC technology. More
The UAE-based mobile network operator is to follow the July launch of commercial NFC services in Tanzania with launches in four more countries by the end of this year, Etisalat has told NFC World. More
More than 700 million people in emerging markets around the world will be using mobile money services in 2015, new research from Berg Insight suggests, as the market grows 40% a year from 2010’s 133m users... More
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