Bitcoin could be a life saver for financially underserved in Africa

Zimbabwe residents recently went through horrific hyper inflation, which eventually led to the abandonment of their national currency altogether. Bitcoin could be the solution not only to Zimbabwe's problems but those of financially underserved populations in Africa.

Discover finds its way into mobile payments

Matt Johanson, vice president of Discover Network Operations at Discover Financial Services, sat down with Mobile Payments Today at last month's Money 20/20 conference in Las Vegas to discuss the company's current view on mobile payments.

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Pathways to payment transformation

Three industry experts discuss compelling reasons and real-world strategies for moving legacy systems into the digital, omnichannel future.

Banks at a crossroads: Build or buy mobile payment apps

Rajesh Sharma, vice president of mobile banking and payment apps from INSIDE Secure, discusses some of the areas banks need to consider when it comes to mobile payments.

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New and Renew — Initiatives, strategies and new approaches for payment transformation

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No security silver bullet for mobile payments

Lance Johnson, the chief security office at Sequent, lays out an approach for protecting sensitive financial data stored on smartphones.

October mobile payments 5 for 5: EMV in the US

It's time for a look back at the most-read articles on Mobile Payments Today in October, and what we can learn from them.

Consumers drive the mobile experience

Multiple executives at last week's Money 20/20 conference talked about the importance of user feedback when developing and tweaking products and services.

Webinar: Initiatives, strategies and new approaches for payment transformation

As payment services organizations continue to drive some of the biggest changes in global payments, how can companies determine which strategies will work best in the future?

Are millennials from Mars?

Plenty of things about millennials might seem alien to Gen X-ers and boomers, but when it comes to banking, they're all pretty much the same.

A fine line between innovation and regulation for fintech industry

A panel discussion at the Money 20/20 payments conference in Las Vegas focused on some of the ongoing issues between regulators and fintech companies.

Chase teams with MCX on Chase Pay mobile wallet

Chase Pay, which is scheduled to debut in mid-2016, is both an in-store and in-app scheme that will give consumers the ability to pay for goods and services at MCX partners.

MasterCard to drive payments for the Internet of Things

At Money 20/20, the card network announced a new program that will enable companies to add card credentials to devices such as automobile key fobs, smart rings and even clothing.

Uneasy alliance: Banks and fintech startups

Dan Glessner, the chief marketing officer at Quisk, wrote a blog post about how he sees things going down between banks and fintech startups in the future.

Mobile payments set to dominate discussions at Money 20/20

EMV and bank innovation also should be hot topics next week in Las Vegas, writes Mobile Payments Today Editor Will Hernandez.

SumUp makes US debut with EMV compatible mPOS

The proprietary device works with smartphones and tablets running either the Android or iOS mobile operating system.

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IMImobile, Airtel launch mobile billing merchant service in Africa

The new Airtel Tap2Bill service will enable content providers and merchants to utilize Airtel’s billing infrastructure to charge and bill their customers.

African fintech company expands M-Pesa connections

MFS Africa and Vodafone expand a partnership it first announced earlier this year.

Danish mobile payment app expands reach thanks to Verifone

The app's development has been supported by more than 70 banks in Denmark.

Qatar Airways takes off with M-Pesa

Travellers can book flights either online or at travel agents and use M-Pesa as a payment option.

Direct carrier biller DIMOCO forms new company

DIMOCO Messaging now is an independent, global, telecom carrier-grade A2P (application-to-person) mobile messaging provider with a mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) license.

Uphold adds more P2P funding options

This is the second phase of the company's global rollout, following the recent rollout of similar functionality in Europe announced in October.

Chase among latest issuers to add Samsung Pay support

Navy Federal Credit Union also is a new Samsung Pay supporter.

CardFlight receives mPOS certification from TSYS

The company also has received approval from the four major card brands.

Dunkin' Donuts testing on-the-go ordering, delivery service

Dunkin' Donuts is testing mobile ordering in Portland, Maine, and delivery service in Dallas.

Indian FI tests mobile-based solution for ATM fraud prevention

The location-based solution operates on the assumption that cardholders generally carry their mobile phone when visiting the ATM.

India's Payworld offers cash access in locales without ATMs

Payworld provides both the mobile app and the card-reader dongle retailers need to participate in the Cash Point program.

Samsung Pay coming to budget phones?

Samsung Electronics reportedly is planning to bring its new mobile-payment system to mid- and low-end handsets.

MiPayWay aims to eliminate cash from tipping

The company's system comprises two components: 1) a Bluetooth beacon for the recipient; and 2) the mobile app.

US WeChat users can now send Western Union money transfers

Western Union said the agreement marks WeChat as the first social communication application to provide a technology platform to support person-to-person cross-border funds transfer capabilities to more than 200 countries and territories.

Consumers find digital-savvy banks more trustworthy

The survey findings come from The Balancing Act: U.S. Bank 2015 Outlook on People and Technology, which the bank said uncovered some surprising facts about how consumers expect to use financial services in the future.

Terra connects mobile remittances to digital wallets

The Connect API suite offers remittance service providers a single access point to plug into the Terra network to send and receive funds to and from any mobile wallet account.

Nordstrom launches new digital gifting experience

Nordstrom will use CashStar Commerce's product to enable consumers to create a highly personalized e-gifting experience for their recipients with a large selection of Nordstrom-designed faceplates and artwork and ability to add a personalized message.

Shoppers irked by EMV transaction times

A recent study shows that consumers are four times more likely to fret about speed than about security.

Three-fourths of firms experience internal data security incidents

For 21 percent of companies affected by internal threats, the loss of valuable data affected their business.

ATM card activation a snap with new mobile app feature

Aussie FI Westpac has added a feature that lets customers activate a new debit or credit card using the camera in their smartphone.

Jamba Juice to launch mobile order-ahead app

Jamba Juice consumers will soon be able to bypass the line at stores by using the new Jamba mobile order-ahead app.

PayPal completes Xoom acquisition

Xoom will operate as a separate service within PayPal.

Heartland brings EMV to fuel chain in Idaho

The processor partnered with The Pinnacle Corp. to launch what the companies said is the first integrated, EMV-compliant point-of-sale system for petroleum retailers.

Mobile P2P from Apple? You'll need the banks for that

Apple is reportedly in discussions with major U.S. banks to develop a mobile person-to-person payments service.

Microsoft working on faster blockchain

Microsoft is launching its own version of the blockchain, which reports indicate is almost 40 times faster than the bitcoin blockchain.

Mobile is big for Alibaba's record-breaking Singles' Day sales

Consumers bought $14.3 billion in goods on the holiday, which is up 60 percent from last year.

Fortumo intros cross-platform license management solution for digital merchants

The voucher platform has built-in support for giving users access to content for multiple accounts on several platforms through a single voucher.

Cardtek partners with MasterCard processor for HCE mobile payments

The collaboration will enable MasterCard Payment Transaction Services to provide managed services to its banking customers for NFC payments on smartphones.

Mobile payments come to London's black cabs

HailoPay enables passengers to use their smartphone to charge their journey to a credit or debit card by visiting a secure site, entering the driver's badge number and confirming the payment amount.

Study: People use their mobiles everywhere ...

As if you didn't know, right? But what's surprising is how little thought goes into protecting the vital information we store on them.

US Bank takes mobile payments to the skies

MSA Pay, which went live this week, is the first mobile payment app in the general aviation space designed specifically for the ordering, payment and backoffice needs of pilots.

Consumers more comfortable buying, using digital gift cards

The Retail Gift Card Association found that methods of purchase and redemption are rapidly shifting to a mix of both physical and digital.

Bitcoin founder nominated for Nobel Prize in Economics

A ULCA professor nominated the anonymous bitcoin founder known only as Satoshi Nakamoto and has offered to accept the prize on his behalf if he does not show up to claim it.

Verifone acquires Germany-based InterCard AG

InterCard, based in Munich, is a family-owned business that was founded in 1992.

Fortumo expands Asian carrier billing reach

More than 55 million Vietnamese will soon be able to purchase digital content online and charge payments to their mobile phone bill thanks to a partnership between Fortumo and Viettel.

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