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.

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